You can have the most delectable food for a picnic, but sometimes sandwich recipes are all you need. Sandwiches can be really basic and simple, or quite luxurious and really delicious... they are so versatile too.
You will only be limited by your imagination... so let your imagination fly!
Whether you make a regular sliced bread sandwich, a picnic roll, or home made bread, or long baguette filled to overflowing... follow on here to see our really great suggestions.
Try these rolls... filled to overflowing with really delicious food. I'll show how to stop them spilling everywhere. Well almost... unless you over fill of course!
Then fill your picnic basket with these delicious sandwiches and rolls... head out into the sunshine... relax on the sweet smelling grass... Munch away!
Some of the most popular sandwich recipes... this will help you decide which to make.
For the Kids...
Let them choose their own fillings for their sandwich... ours love this.
Then help them make them… their choices of filling.
Toast one of these in a sandwich toaster and you'll be a real hit!
Seafood sandwich recipes
They are healthy sandwiches... and can be great as an open sandwich too! There's a really gourmet seafood sandwich... still to come.
Then... think of these different types of sandwich recipes
Make sure the sandwiches are kept cool and dry, in a sealed container, or bio-degradable plastic wrap, to take on your picnic.
I recently found a very old recipe book, published in 1944 and I was fascinated to read …
“When it is necessary to make sandwiches several hours before they are to be used, they may be wrapped in paraffin paper, or slightly dampened cloth, or placed in a stone jar”
How things have changed since then… I somehow don’t fancy carting a stone jar to a picnic!
A few different types of sandwich bread and rolls for sandwich recipes
If you're taking sandwiches to your picnic, you will find an assortment of mixed suggestions here... all really special sandwiches of course... they will be eaten in a flash!
Take more than you think you might need... they will go!
If you are generous with your fillings, expect yours to be eaten first! So, find these most popular suggestions ... just mix these with a few simple sandwiches, cheese and ham and tomato, or just cheese for instance and you will soon have an overflowing sandwich plate.
This sandwich would have to be one of the easiest and
most popular… and it is really delicious and as well... another healthy sandwich.
The chicken with lemon and basil recipe from lunch ideas, is ideal for sandwiches, but really a roast chicken, or even a chicken from the shop will be tasty too.
You will need… Thick slices of cooked chicken
Thick slices of tomato
Fresh basil leaves
Lemon slithers.... very thin slices
Optional... Barossa potato salad... very nice though!
To put together…Start by buttering both slices of lovely fresh bread... or use hummus for added flavor.
Layer chicken, lemon, basil and tomato... then potato salad... into the center of the bread, tapering off at the edges.
When you put the top bread on, the ingredients squeeze together a little and show at the edges of the sandwich, without falling everywhere... well only a bit will!
This is great in a wrap, or a pocket of pita bread, as well as any of your favorite bread or rolls.
Top Tips... Are your eggs fresh?
Check that the eggs are fresh enough to eat... I love free range, but sometimes we're not sure how old the eggs are… and there is nothing more off putting than a rotten egg! It's easy to leave an egg in the fridge too long also, so it's a good idea to do this anyway.
I like to check that they are fresh by popping them into a bowl of cold water before using. If they feel light and immediately float… toss!
Curry powder is popular in egg sandwiches but I prefer this recipe. This delicious version is not one of the usual egg salad sandwich recipes.
After all, the girls eggs deserve a yummy sandwich!
Combine these ingredients
These sandwiches can have similar ingredients in them… and both ham and beef make a lovely open sandwich too.
Thin slices of rare roast beef, or ham cut fresh from the bone, are by far the best base for these delicious sandwiches... much tastier than sliced beef or ham in a packet, but you can use those if you wish.
A simple beef or ham sandwich can be made using slices of tomato and very finely cut red onion.
Matured cheese and a spread of tasty mustard… grainy Dijon is great with these sliced meats.
A crusty white loaf of buttered bread… thick slices… and you have a really great meal.
But you possibly want a really delicious special treat for your picnic!
Rare Roast Beef Sandwich with caramelized onion... yum!
To caramelize onion
2 brown onions3-4 cloves of garlic.
Sprig of thyme is optional.
Approximately 50 gm (oz) of butter, with small dash of olive oil.
Splash of Madeira or Brandy is optional.
Slice onions and garlic into rounds and cook slowly in butter and oil with and thyme.
Remove thyme and add Brandy or Madeira and flame when hot … be careful not to splash too much and singe the kitchen!Continue to cook slowly until onion is caramelized.
This roast beef sandwich with caramelized onion and brie cheese is really a luscious.
Place a pile of thin slices of rare roast beef onto bread of your choice then add onions and thick slices of Brie...and salad if you wish.
This is a particularly delicious, rich, sandwich which looks really inviting if generous bits of beef and onions overflow the edges of the bread... Hmmm yumm!