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So simple for you to make... Heaps of choices and really delicious for picnic sandwiches.

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.

Fill the picnic sandwiches... or your picnic rolls, with
scrumptious food.

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!

Find lists of these scrumptious and adaptable ingredients for you to create your sandwich recipes.

Read through the lists... start thinking about what you might put together.

A simple, really tasty salmon sandwich

This moreish salmon sandwich...

Made with fresh sesame seed bread... filled with freshly cooked salmon... cooled, then with a squeeze of lemon over...  semi dried tomatoes, fresh dill, baby spinach tossed in a splash of salad dressing, chives... and the bread spread with tasty cream cheese. Chunks of Feta cheese and fine slices of lemon bits are really scrumptious in this sandwich too!

Totally delicious with this fresh bread... or why not toast in a pie maker, sandwich toaster, for your picnic... it can't spill everywhere then!

We had this sandwich recently, for a last minute picnic with friends.

Totally yummy sitting by the lake at Clayton Bay with seagulls and Pelicans...

perhaps Mr Percival from the film "Storm Boy"... relaxing near us!

Some of the most popular sandwich recipes... this will help you decide which to make.

  • Chicken salad
  • Egg salad sandwich recipe
  • Ham sandwich
  • Roast beef
  • Turkey sandwich
  • Vegetarian
  • Pork sandwiches
  • Salmon
  • Avocado
  • Caesar salad roll or sandwich

For the Kids...

Let them choose their own fillings for their sandwich... ours love this.
Then help them make them… their choices of filling.

  • Anything from the lists of course
  • Try peanut butter and banana sandwich
  • Banana with anything chocolate they will love... Nutella or Milo
  • Vegemite and cheese... Ozzie kids love this.
  • Just plain sliced cheese... it's amazing how popular this is
  • Cheese and honey
  • How about a chip and sauce sandwich. Totally yuck to me, but children seem to love them!
  • I remember making chocolate Milo sandwiches and then jam too! Not really healthy... but it is a picnic, do we?!

Toast one of these in a sandwich toaster and you'll be a real hit!

Kids love a toasted sandwich... and we do too!
It's a special crunch at a picnic!

 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.

  • Open sandwiches piled high with salad and mixed seafood... now that is gourmet!
  • Tuna salad sandwich
  • Crab salad sandwich
  • Salmon sandwiches… smoked, or freshly cooked... very versatile for sandwich recipes
  • Canned salmon and tuna
  • I'm sure you'll have specialties from the region where you live

Then... think of these different types of sandwich recipes

  • Finger sandwiches… with cucumber and watercress sandwiches
  • Club sandwich recipe… very dramatic and adaptable
  • Open sandwiches... everyone to make their own at the picnic.
  • Toasted sandwiches... with a sandwich toaster, to seal the food in.

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

  • Sliced fresh sandwich bread
  • Homemade bread... my old but simple delicious recipe to come
  • Sourdough
  • Crunchy crusty bread to slice yourself… great for an open sandwich
  • Toasted sandwich
  • Sandwich rolls… white, brown, ciabatta, panini
  • Pita bread for pockets
  • Focaccia
  • Corn tortilla
  • Your own favorite bread
  • French sticks and baguettes… long and short… some really long

Imagine a very long baguette overflowing with irresistibly delectable food...
and sliced at the picnic table in front of everyone! Recipe to come.

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.

 Let's make a chicken salad sandwich recipe... great to take to a picnic.

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 TIP... Did you notice the tips above?

If you are a neat minimalist person, don't do this... but you will always get admiring remarks if you do!

Pile the sandwich ingredients up in the center of the bread, tapering off at the edges... be generous.

When you put the top slice of bread on, the ingredients squeeze together a little and show at the edges of the sandwich, without falling everywhere... well only a bit!

They will look so lush and inviting, drizzling at the edges!

We’re lucky enough to have this friendly hen living next door
and she and her girlfriends love to scratch in our garden…
then they leave lovely brown eggs in pot plants and under bushes.

... and the hens eggs are wonderful for an egg salad sandwich.

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!

Boiling eggs...

  • As long as they are OK, eggs which are a few days old, are easier to peel than really fresh ones.
  • To boil eggs… place them in a saucepan with cold water to cover and bring to boil.
  • Simmer for 6-7 minutes, no longer, and then plunge them into icy cold water.
  • I find cracking on the end then along one side, helps the shell comes off.
  • Boiled eggs can be kept for 4-5 days in the fridge.

Allow at least 1, possibly 2, large eggs per sandwich.

Now for an Egg Salad sandwich recipe...

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

  • Boiled eggs
  • Thin slices of pancetta, or lean bacon grilled until crisp
  • Squeeze of lemon… just enough to flavor
  • Fine zest of lemon
  • Enough mayonnaise, or Tzatziki for flavor and to moisten and hold ingredients together
  • Sprinkle of French Tarragon
  • Fresh parsley chopped
  • Thin slices of crunchy celery, chopped
  • Chives chopped
  • Small capers… chop if large
  • Pepper and salt to season
  • To prepare...

  • Butter the bread, then place a crunchy lettuce leaf on each slice of bread. generously fill with the egg mixture.
  • Use your favorite bread, or roll.... wholemeal or grainy bread goes well with egg salad sandwiches.

  • Be generous with your sandwiches...

    really pile up the filling so they are lush and inviting!

    Ham and Roast Beef Sandwiches.

    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!

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