Your Friends Will Love These Sandwich Recipes.
Simple to make for picnic sandwiches
and really delicious.
Some of the most popular sandwich recipes
Egg salad sandwich recipe
Caesar salad roll or sandwich
For the Kids...
Any of the above of course
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or peanut butter and banana sandwich
Vegemite and cheese
Help them make their own…our kids love doing this
Then delicious seafood recipes for a healthy sandwich
Tuna salad sandwich
Crab salad sandwich
Salmon sandwiches …smoked or fresh
Finger sandwiches… with cucumber and watercress sandwiches
Club sandwich recipe …very dramatic and adaptable
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!
Sliced fresh sandwich bread
Crunchy crusty bread to slice yourself for an open sandwich
Sandwich rolls … white , brown, ciabata, panini, or any of your favorites
French sticks…short and long
Pita bread for pockets
Margarine if you prefer
Nut and fruitpastes
Extra virgin olive oil
Meats and seafood
A list of delicious and adaptable ingredients useful for sandwich recipes…
Types of sandwich bread
,roast beef, corned beef, roast lamb
Smoked chicken and fish
Metwurst, salami, chorizo
Anchovies, sardines, crab meat, lobster or crayfish,
prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, yabbies, calamari, octopus, mussels… your local favorite seafood
Canned salmon and tuna
Pate, there are various recipes including mushroom
Hummus and other dips
Cream cheese, cottage cheese, feta, boconccini
Other cheeses…your favorites…from matured to brie
Pate and cheeses etc
Sauces and jellies
Mayonnaise for sandwich recipes
Sauces, pickles, mustards, dressings, horseradish, curry, chutney, pickled vegetables, relish
Cranberry jelly and honey, mint sauce or jelly
Tomato sauce or Ketchup
Fruit, nuts and vegetables
Walnuts. Pine nuts, cashews
Dried fruit such as currants, sultanas, raisins, apples, blueberries, cranberries
Roast veggies…pumpkin, egg plant (aubergine), sweet potato, carrot, baby beetroot, onion, garlic, zucchini (courgette), capsicum
Chives, spring onions, sliced red onion, chilies
…potato, cucumber and tomato, tabbouleh, couscous, chick pea
Tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lettuce, celery, cabbage, rocket, baby spinach, alfalfa sprouts, watercress, onions
Other tasty bits
Lemons and limes…juice and fine slices or zest
Herbs…preferably fresh…dill, parsley, mint, oregano, thyme, rosemary, borage, nasturtium
Pickled onions, dill cucumber, sundried tomatoes, canned artichokes, capers
Cooked bacon, and boiled eggs, tomatoes
Pepper and salt …ground if possible
Now if you are an Ozzie, vegemite will be a favorite with children
Peanut butter and banana and jelly too
Honey and jam
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
Thin slices of pancetta or lean bacon grilled until crisp
Squeeze of lemon…just enough to flavor
Fine zest of lemon
or Tzatziki for flavor and to moisten and hold ingredients together
Sprinkle of French Tarragon
Fresh parsley chopped
Thin slices of crunchy celery
Small capers…chop if large
Pepper and salt to season
Spread pesto on the bread and line with crunchy lettuce leaves…rocket is great too… and fill with egg mixture
Your favorite bread or roll ....wholemeal or grainy bread goes well with eggs
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.
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…
Chopped or thick-ish slices cooked chicken
Mixture of crunchy salad…mixed lettuce, rocket, cilantro /coriander
Chopped celery and cucumber and avocado
Toss salad in a little Vino Cotto ( unique sweet/sour flavor and also known as agrodolce) …or Balsamic vinegar
Hummus for added flavor, to spread on your choice of bread
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
, 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
2 brown onions
3-4 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.
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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