Friday, 12 May 2017

Do you have a recipe for that?

Hello. Sometimes it's just so easy to make a sandwich when you don't want to go the whole kabooble and cook a meal. The fillings can be anything you fancy, or anything you happen to have in your fridge or cupboard. Yes, there are the well know recipes for sandwiches, cheese and pickle, ham and mustard, egg and cress, everyone has heard of those,  I find regular sandwiches boring, and like to try new combinations of fillings.

The prepacked sandwiches you see in shops just don't appeal to me at all. They have a shelf life and are packed in boxes so they end up flat with all the filling  squished out and the bread very soggy. Even if I am hungry I can't bring myself to buy them.

I went to town this morning and when I came back I made a sandwich lunch. I eat mine with a knife and fork because I pile so much into them. Far easier to cut them up into bite size pieces.

My sandwich recipe for today is two slices of multigrain bread, spread with cream cheese. Slices of cucumber, two fried eggs, spinach leaves, and a dollop of mayo. It was very filling.

Sandwiches are also called butties and sarnies, I'm sure there are other names for them. If they are made with a bread roll they are called baps or barm cakes, or cobs.

If you want any ideas for sandwiches take a look at this Wiki page. There are sandwiches from all around the world.

So, what's your recipe for a tasty sandwich? What kind of bread do you use? How often do you eat sandwiches? Do you buy them out or make your own? Share your ideas.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip

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  1. Sandwiches are easy to do and use up a lot of left-overs. We never buy shop bought ones - far too expensive and some of the fillings look very unappetising. I used to like BLT but since cutting out red meat and finding out bacon is one of the worst (apparently) meat products to eat, full of salt etc, I like egg or cheese with lots of salad. By the way, do you know why they are called sandwiches? The answer is quite a funny story. Amanda

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    1. Hi. Something to do with Lord somebody or other from Sandwich. What is BLT?

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    2. BLT is a bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich

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    3. Yes, sandwiches are called that due to Lord Sandwich instructing his butler to get him a snack whilst drinking port and playing cards after dinner. The butler came back with cold beef inserted into two slices of bread. The wonder is that we should be calling sandwiches 'Hudsons' or 'Jeeves' after the butler! Amanda

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  2. I love a good sandwich. Yours looks very nice! I'm afraid I like cheese/onion (and sometimes with pickle). I can't have tomatoes in mine. Natalie

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  3. I do love a good sandwich but like you I'm not really a fan of pre-packaged shop bought one's. My favourite is crunchy peanut butter and sliced banana in granary bread. X

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  4. I had sarnies today.I did extra last night.I'm not a good cook but I mixed 4 eggs ,a sliced cougette I had left from Lidl's offer,bit of spinach,dried chilli,seasoning,drop of soya milk and baked it while my oven was on with doggies biscuits.Last night with mushy peas-today in sarnies cold-I liked it x

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  5. This is me from the Netherlands again, hello Ilona, I love sandwiches, my favourite is a double toasted cheese, avocado, tomato, cucumber, lettuce one, sometimes with a boiled egg. The toast is spread with mayonaise. I don't do this very often mind you because I never plan my food so I don't have all the ingredients ready for this. I also make it with a little salt. peper and olive oil. It's a real summer treat when it is too hot to cook. Have a nice weekend, Greetje.

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    1. Hello me, I am the same regard planning food. Luckily you can put whatever you like in a sandwich.

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  6. 1. I have to count calories or carbs (You seem to belong to the lucky category of naturally slim ladies); 2. I try not to mix dairy with meat ( due to religious belief).

    Despite the above limitations I can prepare myself a basic, tasty sandwich. The usual options are : boiled egg with slices of tomatoe and lettuce; sardines/tuna spread with small green olives; eggplant spread with slices of various veggies; feta white low-fat cheese with tomatoe slices.

    I make the spreads using a tiny bit of olive oil; the eggplant gets roasted on the gas burner.I use two slices of light bread or in some cases a pita pocket for my sandwich. No use of mayonnaise or other heavy sauces, but a pita pocket will usually get covered with a very thin layer of hummus or tehina.

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  7. I often eat sandwiches; salad and cheese, tuna and tomato or egg and onion. Yummy! Karen

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  8. I'm so with you on pre-packed sandwiches, what I don't like......apart from they always seem slightly wet is that they are always so cold ( and I realise why!) but I can manage without. Do like cheese with home made chutney and chicken sandwiches are my reason for not being vegetarian!

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    1. Hi. Yep, those prepacks are awful. They are refrigerated during transit and go soggy.

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  9. My Momma always fixed scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches. That is what I do.
    I never fix one that I do not think of her.
    I miss her.
    It's been fourteen years now since she passed on.

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  10. Ilona, we are about the same age. My parents were from England (my 2 sisters were born there too). When we were children, my mom would give us a jam sandwich and always say 'eat your jam buttie'. Always thought that was her pet name for it and all these years later you clarified the origin of my jam buttie. Also, we didn't eat eggs we ate 'chuckie eggs'. Love reading your blog.Patty Mc

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    1. Hi. we had jam sandwiches, and sugar sandwiches as well. Yuk, it's a miracle I didn't end up being overweight.

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    2. We had sugar sandwiches occasionally too! You are the first other person I've heard of who had them. JanF

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  11. Nice to know prepackaged sandwiches are just as awful in GB as they are in the USA. There are some sandwiches I eat at home like BLTs, cold cuts (luncheon meats), fried egg, PBnJ and grilled cheese. The ones I eat in a sandwich shop are more exotic like Rubens, gyros, pulled pork (BBQ), Mexican bolillos and Italian subs (grinders). All the bread is multi-grain or whole wheat, if I can get it. Most of my sandwiches are loaded with veggies, and usually with brown mustard instead of mayo. Drink includes a cup of tea or a glass of iced tea or water. (If you come for lunch, Ilona, I can make a pot of coffee. grin)

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    1. Judy, please explain what are 'PBnJ', Gyros, Rubens; sorry but ignorant of that. Thank you. Amanda

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    2. PBnJ is peanut butter and jelly (jam), gyros is what we in the UK would call a doner kebab, and a Reuben is cheese (usually 'Swiss'), beef (usually corned, but not like the tinned stuff we have here), sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing.

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    3. Thank you Em. I have never heard of those either.

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    4. Thanks for explaining Em. Only one thing on the Reubens I don't like Thousand Island dressing (shudder) so I have them put mustard on mine and Reubens should be on rye bread and grilled.

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  12. I had a look and eek! all that meat. Not for me. haha. I rarely eat a sandwich and if I do I stick with cheese, lettuce and tomato as I don't eat meat or eggs. I only like wheat or a multigrain breads and may only eat a slice or two a month. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Eloise at thisissixty.blog12 May 2017 at 20:25

    I don't like butter or any similar spread so I spread my bread with marmite (I'm in the 'love it' camp), the add cheese or hard boiled eggs with salad bits. Today I had the marmite with salad and feta. Was lovely!

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    1. I love marmite and use it rather than butter or spread too.I also sometimes use a little olive oil instead x

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    2. I wish Marmite wasn't so flippin expensive.

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    3. I know-the recipe must be Top Secret and the ingredients very rare x

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  14. Peanut butter and Jam, grilled cheese, cheese and pickle, cooked egg or egg salad, cucumber, cream cheese and jam or cream cheese and olive spread. Rye, pumpernickel, whole meal. All favorite fillings and breads. I try never to buy from shops because I'm usually disappointed but I also don't eat sandwiches frequently. Yours looks good!

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  15. Peanut butter and cucumber and a little sambal oelek/badjak/brandal/tjampoer, well any kind of sambal, are my favourite!

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    1. Hi I don't know what sambal is.

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    2. It's Indonesian stuff, love it.
      Baked red hot peppers, onions and a variety of savoury ingredients like 'trassi' ( with shrimps in it, which smells/stinks the hell out of your kitchen (and mouth ) but the taste is so good! )

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  16. I love sandwiches with hot or cold fillings. I really like bubble and squeak in a sandwich, the filling I really don't fancy is peanut butter and ham together! My daughter in law is from Derbyshire and she calls bread rolls, cobs. I had never heard them called that before. Your sandwich looks yummy.

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  17. I just found my long forgotten sandwich toaster at the back my kitchen cupboard and immediately dumped my daily sandwich for a toasted one...
    It was love at first bite, mine is filled with cheese and spring onions and mushrooms. I've been eating this combination for about ten days on the trot. Yummy Hope I'm not pregnant!

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    1. Hi. I used to have one of those sandwich makers at the back of the cupboard. Got fed up of washing it so I gave it away. I like hot sandwiches as well.

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  18. In Scotland, we sometimes call sandwiches 'pieces'. I ate a fair amount of tomato sauce or broon (brown) pieces as a wee wain (child).

    Perhaps controversial... But I hate a cold sandwich. I preferably toast them, but I'm also partial to microwaving them. I know that makes me a right weirdo but you only live once and all.

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    1. Never tried microwaving them, must do that sometime.

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    2. Great for a melted hot cheese sandwich.

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    3. Just eating a microwaved egg and cheese sandwich, it's good, I will do that again.

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    4. My 84 year old dad cooks an egg in the microwave. He whips it up and pours onto a plate, zaps for one minute and eats between 2 slices of bread and butter. He calls it a"frisbee egg" :)

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  19. I'm with Andrea - I prefer my sandwiches toasted. If I'm making it at home then I love a tuna salad - made with chopped onion, green apple and mayo. If I'm in a restaurant then I do have a weakness for a good Reuben Sandwich - Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, (I prefer mine with Russian mustard rather than 1,000 Island dressing) on toasted Rye bread - and extra napkins because it's a bit messy! :-)

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  20. I love grilled cheese sandwiches with tomatoes or mushrooms or sometimes with tuna. For cold sandwiches, I like egg salad, or cream cheese with a sprinkle of dill and cucumbers. I seldom have bread in the house, so rarely have sandwiches, but they are so easy to do, especially on a hot day.

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    1. I don't eat a lot of bread so mine is in the freezer. I can take out two slices at a time.

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  21. I am not supposed to eat wheat because of severe allergies. However, I have discovered I can eat white bread-yuck. So, anything is eaten on white bread. My favorite is turkey or chicken, spinach, Miracle Whip, tomatoes. I also like tuna salad--small can of StarKist tuna, three boiled eggs-diced, bit of sweet pickle and dill pickled-diced, Miracle Whip, chopped celery, chopped onion. Sometimes, I shred a Red Delicous apple into this. Actually, this will make four sandwiches. You can add lettuce and tomato on this sandwich, too.

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    1. Hi. I wonder what Miracle Whip is?

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    2. Fake mayo. Like what I think is salad cream in UK. Miracle Whip is a brand name but sort of used for all non mayonnaise type spreads.

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    3. Fake mayo. Like what I think is salad cream in UK. Miracle Whip is a brand name but sort of used for all non mayonnaise type spreads.

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  22. We starting buying our wholewheat bread from the local bakery and now can't go back to bread from the grocery store as it tastes too sweet. My daughter sticks to the tried and true PB&J, but I quite like a vegetarian sandwich with lots of Dijon mustard for some kick. (On the other hand, any sandwich that someone else takes the time to make for me is lovely.) Hugs from Barbara (Canada)

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  23. Lots of interesting combinations of food here. I sometimes toast the bread first and make a sandwich with that.

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  24. What fascinating responses! I love sandwiches and am firmly of the belief that very few things aren't improved by being inserted between two slices of bread �� I'm in the North East and one of ourfavourite sandwiches is ham and pease pudding in a stottie: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stottie_cake

    I think my personal favourite is a hot Portobello mushroom and halloumi sandwich.

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  25. I am not much of a sandwich eater for some unknown reason. I prefer something on toast, scrambled egg with mushroom or tomatoes (whatever I have in) or sardines with salad, cheese and marmite or pickle again with whatever salad I have in. My favourite bread is Wharbatons 50/50 (deliberately spelt wrong!). If I am shopping though I often pick up an 'interesting' newly baked loaf the cheese and onion rolls are my favourite locally.
    I had no idea that barm cakes were sandwiches I always presumed (again for some unknown reason) that it was some kind of fruit loaf. We live and learn.

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  26. Totally with you Ilona in regards to shop bought sandwiches. Always disliked them and then I saw a documentary once (M&S) about one of the factory's where they are made ....uuukkk! Take one slice of bread, gently make a dent/hollow with your fingers in the middle, margarine round the four edges then cover said edges with cheese or ham...whatever you like.. crack an egg into the hollow and cook. This can be done in an oven on a flat cooking tin or frying pan (may need a little oil needed depends on your taste). Ilona this is great for camping on a stove and it tastes great too...very filling. Have a good day. Rae x

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    1. I saw that programme too. Put me off for life. A sandwich should be made with love and care, and specially made for the person eating it.

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  27. Hi Ilona,
    I love I good sanga, as long as it is made with good bread and tasty fillings, I am happy. My most favourite is chicken, avo and loads of salad with mayo. My darling mum made beautiful sandwiches for our school lunches, she was a fantastic cook and I so looked forward to our school lunches. One combination she made was salmon, sesame seeds and chutney, oh my I can still remember that one. Have a lovely day.
    Fi

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  28. I had completely forgotten cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. Miracle Whip is sort of a mild mayonaise. My favorite sandwich is a Reuben made with corned beef
    Swiss cheese andthousand island dressing but using Korean Kimchee instead of sauerkraut.

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    1. Kimchee?! What a brilliant idea!

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  29. Well, this is just me, but there is nothing, just nothing that beats a hot pastrami on a crusty roll with tangy mustard. I put caramelized onion strings on mine. All the suggestions sound fabulous. Sheri

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  30. My kind of sandwich mate! Warm hard boiled eggs with spinach and mayo is another favourite. Mmm! xx

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  31. My favorite: whole wheat bread with tomato, avocado, olive tapenade, spinach, sprouts and breaded eggplant.

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