Here’s your next great party idea: a DIY sandwich party! Buy your sub rolls, all the fixins and let your guests get to work. It’ll be the best thing since sliced bread!
Here’s what you need to know:
Weigh to go
Plan at least three-quarters of a pound of meat and cheese combined per foot-long sandwich
Buy one 12-inch loaf for each sandwich-maker. Split the loaves lengthwise and trim off the narrow ends. Once the sandwiches are stuffed, line them up end-to-end (and take a photo of your monster sammie!). To serve, slice into 2-inch portions
Set out condiments like mustard, mayo, dressing and barbecue sauce, or make the delicious creations below.
Top it off
Set up a selection of all sorts of cool, crunchy, tangy and sweet toppings, like sliced tomatoes, onions, pickles, peppers, fresh herbs, radishes, even apples!
Here are some recipe ideas to get you started:
There are so many ways to enjoy a sandwich, and so many reasons to love them: you can put just about anything you want on them, they work for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert, you can fit all–or most–of the food groups into one portable meal and the combinations are literally never-ending. But for those times when you just can’t bare to look at another leaf of romaine or slice of cheese, we’ve rounded up five delicious sandwich additions that you’re sure to love.
You already know that August is National Sandwich Month, but not every sandwich is created equal. According to Yahoo! Search Trend Expert Lauren Whitehouse, these four sandwiches ranked as the month’s most-sought-after: chicken salad sandwich, egg salad sandwich, Reuben sandwich and Monte Cristo. But rather than your average run-of-the-mill sammie, turn things up with some truly unique and delicious recipes. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Say buh-bye to boring chicken salad! These 10 twists will keep your lunch lively
Looking for an exotic egg salad? Try our Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches
Swap out rye bread for potato pancakes in our Latke Reuben
Crunchy bacon and sweet cranberry sauce makes this Turkey & Bacon Monte Cristo so much more decadent than the original
You tell us: What’s your favorite twist on a classic sandwich?
More Sandwich Recipes You Gotta Try
Craving a sub on this Meatless Monday? Never fear, we’ve got the perfect compromise. Swap out your average meat-bread combo for a “meaty” vegetable like eggplant! Rachael Ray’s Grilled Eggplant and Mozzarella Sandwich 30-Minute Meal is one of our faves.
Explore 20 more of our go-to eggplant recipes to make tonight!
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To celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, we’re taking a look at five of the crazy peanut butter and jelly-inspired creations chefs across the nation have been coming up with!
1. PB Pasty at Cornish Pasty Co. in Phoenix, AZ
This warm, flaky pasty filled with creamy peanut butter, bananas and tart raspberry jam is topped with whipped cream and sure to hit the sweet spot.
2. Oregon-Smoked Goat Sandwich at PBJ’s Grilled in Portland, OR
This grilled sandwich using calamata olive bred is filled to capacity with PBJ’s house almond butter, applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese and fig jam.
3. “F” this PB Foie Gras Torchon at Praying Monk in Scottsdale, AZ
It was only a matter of time before a chef fancied-it-up and added foie gras to the classic PB&J flavor combo! Served with satisfyingly crunchy toast points, this combination of housemade peanut butter, blackberry jam and foie gras is far more decadent that your schoolyard snack.
4. PB Pain Perdu at Recette in New York, NY
The chefs at Recette have taken the classic sandwich from the playground to the adults’ (brunch) table with their over-the-top french toast reinvention.
5. Deep Fried PB at The Malibu Inn in Malibu, CA
With crunchy peanut butter and strawberry jelly, this sandwich is the closest to the original in the bunch. However, a deep fry in waffle batter does give this sandwich a tasty 2.0 upgrade!
What do you think? Would you try any of these takes on peanut butter and jelly?
Also, don’t miss this flashback to one of the “original” memes! (Here’s a hint: It’s peanut butter jelly time…)