Easy Gourmet: 9 Classed-Up Sandwiches for Dinner

Easy Gourmet: 9 Classed-Up Sandwiches for Dinner

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Emma Christensen
Jun 3, 2011

Maybe sandwiches aren't the first things that come to mind when you think of "gourmet food," but then again, we're not talking about your average PB&J. We're talking paninis with summer pesto, homemade rye piled high with artisan cured beef, ciabatta layered with local cheeses. Yes, with the right ingredients, a sandwich can be quite gourmet indeed.

Tuscan Tuna-and-Bean Sandwiches from Gourmet - Made with pantry staples, but oh-so-classy.

Crisp Tofu Sandwich with Peanut-Ginger Sauce from Martha Stewart - A simple sauce takes this vegetarian sandwich to another level of awesome.

Reuban-ish Sandwich from Jamie Oliver - Deli food at home is looking really good right now.

Merguez Ficelle Sandwich from Real Simple - This sausage and onion sandwich doesn't need much more than mustard to make it perfect.

BLT Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwich from Food & Wine - What is it about fried eggs that makes everything so good?

Grilled Cheese and Short Rib Sandwiches from Bon Appétit - Not that short ribs need much by way of improvement, but the caramelized onions and arugula on this sandwich sound divine.

Pressed Italian Sandwiches from Sunset Magazine and MyRecipes - It's all about the ciabatta, folks.

Chile-Marinated Pork on Cemita Rolls from Epicurious - The extra effort to make the pork for these sandwiches will be well worth it.

Fromage Blanc, Banana, and Membrillo Sandwiches from Saveur - Direct from San Francisco's Tartine Bakery to our stomachs.

What's your idea of a truly gourmet sandwich?

Related: No-Knead Bread Hack: Making a Sandwich Loaf Instead

(Images: Romulo Yanes/Gourmet, Martha Stewart, David Loftus/Jamie Oliver, Quentin Bacon/Real Simple, Kana Okada/Food & Wine, Craig Cutler/Bon Appétit, Annabelle Breakley/Sunset, Romulo Yanes/Epicurious, and Todd Coleman/Saveur)

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