Simple to make for picnic sandwiches and really delicious.
Some of the most popular sandwich recipes
For the Kids...
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Do make sure the sandwiches are kept cool and dry, in a sealed container or 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!
Hoeing into the picnic sandwiches!
A list of delicious and adaptable ingredients useful for sandwich recipes…
Types of sandwich bread
Pate and cheeses etc
Sauces and jellies
Fruit, nuts and vegetables
Other tasty bits
I’m sure I have missed something tasty and you possibly have favorites of your own for picnic sandwiches...but do try some of these sandwich ideas.
Now for an Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe...
We’re lucky enough to have these girls living next door and they love to scratch in our garden…and leave lovely brown eggs in pot plants and under bushes.
Tips for boiling eggs
These hen eggs are wonderful for an egg salad sandwich but I do like to check that they are fresh by popping them into a bowl of cold water before using. If they float …toss!
I love free range, but sometimes we are not sure how old the eggs are…and there is nothing more off putting than a rotten egg!
Having said that, 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.
Curry powder to taste is popular in egg sandwiches but I prefer this recipe…
Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe
This delicious version is not one of the usual egg salad sandwich recipes …the girls eggs deserve a yummy sandwich!
Combine these Ingredients
Be generous with your sandwiches and really pile up the filling so they are lush and inviting!
Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe
This sandwich would have to be one of the easiest and most popular …and it is really delicious as well as a healthy sandwich.
The chicken with lemon and basil recipe is ideal for sandwiches but really a roast chicken or even a chicken from the chicken shop will be really tasty too.
You will need…
I like the green salad on the outside and then fill with chicken and potato salad.
This is great in a pocket of pita bread as well as any of your favorite breads or rolls.
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
This roast beef sandwich with caramelized onion and brie cheese is really a favourite.
To caramelize onion
be careful not to splash too much and singe the kitchen!
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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