We couldn't face the idea of yet another sandwich for lunch the other day, yet no other brilliant ideas were forthcoming and we didn't want to spend the money to eat out. Desperately scanning our kitchen for something, anything, to add variety, our eye fell on a jar of seasoned salt...
We smeared both sides of the bread with a bit of mustard and mayo so the salt would have something to stick to and then sprinkled a little pinch on top. We made the rest of our sandwich as usual, packed it away for later, and forgot about it.
We weren't sure how big of a taste difference the salt would actually make, so it was a complete surprise when we took a bite and our mediocre sandwich had a whole new personality!
The flavor of the seasonings (in this case a smoked paprika) was subtle, but definitely present in every bite. We loved the unexpected hits of pure salt, and what's more, the salt made the sandwich slightly crunchy.
What's that phrase? Desperation is the mother of invention? That was definitely the case with our salted sandwich. Give it a try!
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