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post #1 of 84
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So what kinds of simple sandwiches do you make at home? I know you all have well developed pallates and know what goes good together. Please share!

I really like fresh tomatoes and arugala from my garden with avocados, black pepper, and mayo on wheat or spelt bread.
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post #2 of 84
in the middle of summer when tomatoes are ripe off the vine, tomato sandwiches are one of my favs as well. i like mine on white bread, mayo, lettuce, s&p.
sometimes i'll even add applewood smoked bacon and make it a BLT.

another fav of mine is what i had for lunch today. tuna melt. toasted wheat bread, sage-cheddar cheese. the tuna gets mixed with mayo, s&p, celery seed, and finely chopped red onion.
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post #3 of 84
A couple of my all time favorites

-Leftover meatloaf sandwich on White Bread with Horesradish Mayo and Ketcup
-Thin sliced roasted pork loin with BBQ mayo (my homemade BBQ mixed with mayo) on 1 side, Apple Butter on the other, on a soft roll
-Burgers in any way shape or form See this thread http://www.cheftalkcafe.com/forums/s...ight=hamburger
-Ham, sliced pork loin, sliced dill pickles, swiss, and grainy mustard set on a baguette, mashed thin, wrapped in foil and baked (my home verison of a cubano)
- with summer approaching my thoughts will soon turn to BLT's on Toasted White Bread, high quality bacon (applewood smoked or double smoked) fresh, vine ripened tomatoes, lettuce ( or if available mustard greens) and Miracle Whip (yes, Miracle Whip, I like the sweetness it adds)
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post #4 of 84
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White bread is a funny thing. I never use it, EXCEPT for tomato sandwiches. Otherwise, I can only justify using whole grain on every other sandwich (due to white bread's low nutritional value; I call white bread and white pasta "intestinal glue") :P
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post #5 of 84
agreed. while white bread and white pasta are not my first choices, they are preferable in certian applications. tomato sandwiches are indeed best with white bread. macaroni and cheese is best with white pasta.
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post #6 of 84
Hey oh

Ok, just to jump in. I like three sandwiches in general. Unless I am eating out...

I like the very simple ham sandwich. White over white with cooked ham mustard and mayo. Sometimes I will also add a cheese slice, but not always.

I like pastrami on rye (dark or light) with a nice strong or spiced mustard.

AND I am in complete agreement with the tomato sandwich lovers here. Salt, pepper, MAYO (for sure!), and white bread (preferably toasted).

I rarely eat bread otherwise. Sometimes I will do a sub. Sometimes I will do a sausage on a bun. Otherwise, I will do honey on toast, cinnamon toast, french toast, or cinnamon toast WITH peanut butter.... but then, these last are all toasts and not really sandwiches.
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post #7 of 84

Best Sandwiches

Here are a few of my favorite sandwiches, all the posts sounded delicious but I am partial to white bread or the ones with just a few seeds and grains.

1. Tuna fish with chopped marinated artichokes, mixed with a bit of mayo on rustic crostata with crisp bibb lettuce.

2. Poppy seed, sesame or plain bagels toasted with lox, cream cheese, slivered red onion, capers and 2 paper thin lemon slices.

3. Arugula, tomato and procuitto crudo on rustic white bread with a bit of may and pepper.
post #8 of 84
Shrimp salad on cheap white bread, firmly schmushed with one hand.
Bread and butter sweet pickles layered with very sharp cheddar cheese with a light mayo(hellmans). Firmly schmushed with both hands.


BTW not much diff in whole wheat, white, grain, store bought bread.

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post #9 of 84
i just remembered another favorite; fried egg and cheese.
toasted whole wheat bread, shredded pepperjack cheese, dash of smokey paprika, 2 eggs fried. great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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post #10 of 84
There was this sandwich that my friend told me about.. He insisted that it was medditerranean, but I can't remember from where.

I believe it was tomato, plain yogurt, and strong mustard on toast, with a little bit of olive oil. I usually don't have much plain yogurt kicking around, so I started to use lowfat cottage cheese, instead. Not quite the same thing, but I still thought it was plenth tasty.

Messy, though.

--P

P.S. I also crave tuna melts every so often, with a little creole seasoning blend in the tuna.

P.P.S. Then there's just a plain old grilled cheese sandwich.. :)
post #11 of 84
i like the monte cristo

swiss
ham
turkey
egg
milk
salt pepper

prepare sandwich
slice of swiss on each slicle bread then ham and turkey i like bacon in mine and i add it before the meat and right after the cheese

mix egg milk salt and peper

dip sandwich into egg mixture grill on a hot buttered grill or frypan

serve with a dill pickle and dill potato chips


and who doesnt like the chicken club
deep fry a chicken cutlet instead of sliced chicken meat
and for the spread combine the following

mayo
honey dijon salad dressing
and a little soy sauce mix well
best chicken club sandwich you will ever eat
post #12 of 84
Chefmarco, for my monte cristos I like to add dijon mustard to my batter or a little horseradish. It gives it that little extra kick.
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post #13 of 84
nice pete
i will have to try the dijon
not a big fan of horseradish though
post #14 of 84

You said simple

This is probably as simple as it gets. In summer I like toasted white bread with real butter and sweet tomato slices, and of course, salt & pepper. From there you can go anywhere. :lips:
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post #15 of 84
I second the lox, cream cheese (with chives) and bagel, tomato, onion, grind of pepper.

Other favorites:

Rye, toasted dark, with a slick of peanut butter; the PB gets gooey and yummy
Thick-cut extra-sharp cheddar with grainy mustard on challah
Grape jelly and cream cheese on white bread (I agree; sometimes there's no substitute)
Sliced roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish on whole wheat
Sliced roast turkey, avocado, thinly sliced red onion, sliced tomato, salt and a grind of pepper
Bacon, preferrably Nueske's, on anything! :lips:
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post #16 of 84
Favourites:
-Steak tenderloin stiprs with watercress, brie, hard-boiled egg slices, roast red peppers on ciabatta bun.
-Turkey with tomato,spinach,swiss,onions, and pickles(the classic lunch lol.)
-Toasted pumpernickel with melted gorganzola and whole-grain dijon.
post #17 of 84
Fresh garden tomatoes w/ mayo on "cheap" white bread
BLT's
hot corned beef on rye w/ course ground brown mustard. :p
post #18 of 84
pimento cheese spread made w/ cabot's ser. sharp cheddar on white bread and <insert fav. beer here>
post #19 of 84

My 3 favorite sandwiches

Below are my 3 favorites:

Vietnamese Bahn Mi BBQ Pork Sandwich (BBQ Pork, Cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon, Jalapenos, mayo and a french baguette)

Persian chicken and potatoe salad "Salad Olivieh" (similar to Macedoine salad but much more tastier. The desssing is actually made with chickern broth and has vegetables such as pasley, carrot, peas, onions, olives). Wonderfull leftover dish.

Pan Bagnat (A classic in south of France).
post #20 of 84

Simple sandwich recipes

My two favorites are:
-Toasted Turkish bread with olive paste or pesto, pastrami and lettuce
-Toasted bread with Philadelphia cheese, slice of smoked salmon, lettuce and cappers.
Try them, they easy to make and really delicious!
post #21 of 84
Hi There,
I’ve seen your suggestions and I was wondering how do you prepare the Persian chicken?
Thanks!
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post #22 of 84
Well, we must be low rent here at my house. Here's what we like (bear in mind I have 3 little guys that don't like much):

Toasted white bread with melted marshmallow one one slice and peanut butter on the other and squooshed together.

Fried bologna on plain or toasted white bread with Hellmann's. (maybe this is a PA thing??)

Good ol' PB&J on wheat.

Fried egg sandwiches with Hellmann's and swiss cheese. Kiddos like it with ketchup and american cheese.

And we, too enjoy tomato sandwiches on either white or wheat, toasted or not with lots of butter.
post #23 of 84
croque madame
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Croque Monsieur ;)
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post #25 of 84
Tomato, baby spinach, roasted red peppers, potabella mushrooms, cheddar cheese with balsamic vinegarette on a toasted white sub. :lips:

Tuna.. with anything *grin* I eat it everyday for lunch. My preference would be to have it on oat bread, cheddar, baby spinach, and tomatoes.

Avacado, tomatoes, black olives, cucumbers with a horseradish/ mayo sauce. Usually on a pita.
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post #26 of 84
Dare I say...PB + banana!!!

I'm not really a sandwich person but thats as simple it can get.
post #27 of 84
Well, maybe I'm too much of a Midwestern kraut, but...

Really good rye bread, mayo, spicy brown mustard
Slice of mild Spanish onion
slab of Limburger cheese

if you want to go all the way, a schmear of Braunschweiger

Beck's dark or something comparable to wash it down.

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post #28 of 84
Mmm...good beer...

But anyway, my favorite has to be a turkey sandwich. Thickly sliced turkey breast on thick slices of toasted sourdough bread with lettuce, tomato, onion, gouda, dill pickles, and Thousand Island. Homemade potato chips are a smashing addition.

Another thing I like is a basic ham sandwich with swiss, veggies, and bacon on a whole wheat roll.

I am a bread lover and I barely ever use your normal white bread...not even for tomato sandwiches. :D I like my tomatoes on either a cheese bread (asiago tastes great with my tomato and mozarella sandwich) or a sourdough. Tomato and swiss is heaven on a sourdough roll with some spinach.
post #29 of 84
Love - and I'm using the word love here - a BLT on nothing but toasted white bread. I do tend to favor mustard instead of mayo on mine and peppered bacon (yummy!), fresh tomatoes with salt and pepper, crispy lettuce. Hard to beat.

Second favorite: I stole from Once Upon a Tart - Baguette with sliced pears, brie, fresh figs, and honey-balsamic tossed watercress. This sandwich is heaven.
post #30 of 84
I have three that always seem to compete with each other. First is a good old-fashioned Reuben on some really good yet hard to find NY Rye bread with home made 1000, kraut and lots of thinly sliced corned beef. (Geographically challenged here) and since I'm a "Sweet Home Chicago" kinda guy what other than a Chicago Dog with Vienna Beef 6:1, mustard, relish, onions, tomato wedges, salt water pickle spear, celery salt and sport peppers on a poppy seed bun or a Portillos Italian Beef and Italian Sausage combo on a Gonnella roll (self explaned recipe) with the Hot peppers.:lips: :D Hmm Time to raid the fridge;)

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