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Old 01-14-2015, 09:10 PM   #1
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Sandwich tricks???

I love sandwich tricks, I make a lot of sandwiches. When we are bringing a dish to a cookout I always do a platter of 3-6 kinds of finger sandwiches.

I do a seafood salad on a plain roll {I make all different rolls for each sandwich},
my seafood salad is easy, mini shrimp, lemon zest and juice, 1/2 miracle whip 1/2 hellmans real mayo, imitation crab meat, celery, and scallions.

Then a Tuna on a spinach roll, tuna is simple again 1/2 m.m. and half real mayo, then some onions cut as small as I can get them, and italian bread crumbs, the trick to tuna is getting ALL the moisture out, I find if you buy the larger cans you get better tuna, the small cans gets you junk, the large can you get a whole piece of fish.

Shaved roast beef and cream cheese on garlic roll, this is a favorite of everyone, its basically a rare roast beef {I roast and slice my own, but for cookouts, I will just buy boars head band rare rb}, I mix 1/2 mascarpone and 1/2 philly cream cheese, then put roast beef and slice a nice firm tomato for it...

A cuke and tomato on basil roll, this is easy, cucumber and tomato marinaded in balsamic oil and vinegar with some fresh buff mozz.

I also do a chicken salad, which is the toughest one, I roast an entire deboned chicken, then shred it, and mix it with mayo, 1/2 mayo mix, brown sugar, celery salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, sometimes I will add celery, bell peppers, onions, whole tiny cherry tomatoes, ect it depends on what looks good at the market...

I am always looking for more sandwich recipes for the arsenal, do any of you have a never fail that i can incorporate? Thanks If anyone wants more specific recipes message me.. I do most of it by eye and taste, but have some good starting points...


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Old 01-15-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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I like hummus sandwiches.

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Old 01-15-2015, 03:47 PM   #3
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Ham salad or egg salad. I like to add thin slices green pepper and slivers of jalapeno pepper crisp lettuce and tomatoes slices when in season.

Egg Salad on pumpernickel. or skip the jalapeno and add tarragon.

Sliced chicken, bacon, tomato ettuce smoked gouda, sliced pears or avocado,

Brie, thin slices pear, red onion

Make a Caesar salad, sliced grilled chicken, tomatoes

Good old peanut butter and bacon and lettuce.

Who needs the rest of the picnic if you have good sandwiches.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:14 PM   #4
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My current go-to condiment for sandwiches is pickled red onions. Absolutely delicious on pulled pork and sliders.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:34 PM   #5
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My current go-to condiment for sandwiches is pickled red onions. Absolutely delicious on pulled pork and sliders.
Excellent on several Mexican dishes, including Tortas!
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Excellent on several Mexican dishes, including Tortas!

Yes! That's how I "discovered" them! (Confession, I've been eating them straight from the jar too...)
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:38 AM   #7
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Turkey/bacon/avocado slices on an eggy style bread, like Challah or Brioche. If you add cheese, a creamy kind like Havarti is very nice.

Roast beast sandwiches are good with a Boursin-style cheese. I also make a spread with a combo of real mayo/horseradish/Dijon-style mustard that works great with beef. Or ham. Or pretty much anything.

In your tuna salad, substitute finely minced shallot for the onion. It's a subtly different improvement. I pretty much macerate the shallot in my mini-processor.

I've made chicken salad with dried cranberries and chopped walnuts and a bit of garam masala seasoning. Oddly enough, Himself actually likes this way better than my other favorite. It combines chunks of cooked chicken with green grapes and sliced almonds with a dash of cinnamon. Either of those are great on croissants. Substitute sour cream or Greek yogurt for half of the mayo you would use to make these.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:35 AM   #8
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When the daughter was in school she would go on periods of one kind for awhile, like ham and cheese for a couple of weeks then she would want just PBJ or turkey for a week or 2
to liven them up I would use cookie cutters to make different shapes. flowers, hearts, snowman etc.
Little sandwiches are a great idea, especially when kids are involved as they might not want what others are having or might have a picky eater. What kid doesn't like a shaped sandwich.
Thanks cooking4to for the idea
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I like hummus sandwiches.
Hummus is the first thing I thought of when I read this post. Love it on turkey sandwiches.
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Brie, bacon and grape or apple

Brie and grape on walnut sourdough bread (or ordinary bread with walnuts as part of the filling).

Peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, whichever you prefer) and grated/shredded carrot on mixed grain bread (don't knock it 'til you've tried it.)

Cold roast pork with apple sauce.

Good cheddar with fruit chutney or pickles.

Tuna and caper spread - canned tuna, butter, lemon juice and capers mashed together and sandwiched with lettuce, tomato and cucumber on wholewheat, mixed grain or other interesting bread

I like avocado on my chicken salad *sarnies. (Probably not very practical if you are making them in advance because of discolouration.)

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