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Recipe: Brown Butter Lobster Rolls
For me, a trip to Maine is never complete without eating a lobster roll. I typically prefer the classic Maine style — big chunks of meat tossed with just a touch of mayo, piled into a squishy hot dog bun — but I’m always game to try a spin on the traditional roll. That’s where Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine, comes in. They toss the lobster meat in brown butter, which entirely changes the game.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Pressed Broccoli Rabe and Mozzarella Sandwiches
After reading “broccoli rabe” on a menu and expecting broccolini a few too many times, I’d decided I’d had it with the bitter, leafy crucifer. I wanted cute baby broccoli, not an aggressive-tasting vegetable I found awkwardly hard to chew. Well, I take it all back.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Broccoli Reuben Sandwich
As a vegetarian, sandwiches aren’t really my thing. At least, they weren’t my thing until I discovered Court Street Grocers, a Brooklyn-based sandwich shop that now has four locations in New York City.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken (in Under an Hour)
When it comes to entertaining guests, my strategy is simple: Wow the crowd with impossibly delicious food without putting in a ton of effort in the kitchen. My slow cooker makes this possible. These rich and saucy Buffalo chicken sandwiches come together with just a few ingredients, and can be served straight from the slow cooker throughout the entirety of the party. It’s a low-effort meal that I can feel pretty darn proud of, and all my friends love it. It’s a win all around.
Apr 30, 2019
Open-Faced Sandwiches for a Crowd
We think sandwiches are easily one of the best foods out there. We love how creative you can get with ingredients that go between two pieces of bread. The same goes for open-faced sandwiches, of course, which are what you’ll find on our smorgasbord. It’s funny how a sandwich just tastes better when you pile toppings as high as they’ll go and throw out that top slice. (Though you are free to use a top slice too — we won’t tell.
Dec 29, 2018
The Correct (and Only) Way to Cut a Sandwich
I think I’m a pretty easygoing person. I don’t care if the toilet paper goes over or under the roll. I don’t feel strongly about whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich. I don’t even have a favorite Spice Girl. One time I even ate guacamole with peas in it But there’s one subject I feel very strongly about: Sandwiches should be cut on the diagonal, not straight down the middle. How to cut sandwiches can be a contentious topic.
May 10, 2018
I Tried That Viral Sandwich Recipe Tearing the Internet Apart and It Wasn’t That Bad
As a parent, I spend a large part of every day telling my kid not to do things that I do all the time: Don’t eat raw cookie dough. Don’t eat too much sugar. Don’t eat things off the floor. And I am constantly telling my 3-year-old that you can’t know if you don’t like something if you haven’t tried it, but this weekend The New York Times went and called my bluff with a recipe for a peanut butter and pickle sandwich.
Apr 12, 2018
We Found the Very Best Cheeses for Grilled Cheese
Remember the last time you had a really good grilled cheese? I do! It was still warm from the heat of the skillet, with golden-brown, butter-kissed toast that left my fingertips just a little greasy, and a pool of gooey melted cheese that seeped through the slices with each bite. True to its name, the cheese is what truly makes this iconic sandwich. Take a look in any cheese case and there are no shortage of choices when it comes to choosing this sandwich’s namesake ingredient.
Apr 10, 2018
You Need These Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes in Your Life
When you combine certain foods together they become extra special, like taco pizza or spaghetti and chili (which is still debatable if you’re not from Ohio). In this case, we’re talking about Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and sloppy Joes. If you’re like me, you will suddenly find yourself asking, “Where has this been all my life, and why do I not have some right now?
Feb 27, 2018
The Best Sandwich-Making Tips, According to the Internet
There are really very few things that are better than a well-made sandwich. It might not have taken a genius to come up with the idea of putting their meal between two pieces of bread, but whoever it was, I thank you. We all thank you. There’s something so incredibly satisfying about biting into that glorious stack of layers and getting an even amount of bread, spread, cheese, lettuce, tomato, seasoning, and meat. The only problem with sandwiches is that they are frequently poorly made.
Sep 18, 2017
Got Fresh Tomatoes? Make This 6-Ingredient Soup ASAP.
Right about now you’re probably swimming in fresh heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market. First you’ll simply slice them up and enjoy them as is, of course, but after you’ve eaten your hundredth caprese salad, this soup will be here for you. You’ll need six to eight tomatoes for this recipe — which should be no problem since you bought your weight’s worth at the market this week, right?
Aug 18, 2017
The Easiest Way to Serve Grilled Cheese to a Crowd
Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, which is why it’s such a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re making lunch for a group of hungry kids or you’re having friends over for a cozy dinner party, you can’t go wrong with grilled cheese. The only downside? Standing over the stove with a spatula while those kids play unsupervised outside or your friends hang out in the next room. Enter: the sheet pan grilled cheese.
Jul 28, 2017
Recipe: Summer Vegetables Sub Sandwich with Garlic Cream Cheese
You’re hitting the road in just under an hour, the bags are packed, the house is tidy, and then you hear it: the hungry gurgle of an empty belly. Not wanting to mess up the kitchen, you reach for a few pantry ingredients and the half a container of cream cheese languishing in the fridge. The goal? Only dirty the dishes you can throw in the dishwasher you’ll run before you leave, but also make a tasty sandwich you can eat now or in the car. Enter: the summer vegetable sub sandwich.
Jun 12, 2017
Recipe: Sauerkraut and Sausage Roll
The most important thing you need to know about this recipe is that it comes together in under six minutes and involves hearty sausage, tangy sauerkraut, sweet roasted red peppers, and plenty of grainy mustard, just for good measure. Oh, and it’s all tucked inside a tender pretzel roll to gild the lily, because lunches need that sometimes. Starting with fully cooked chicken sausage means that this recipe is really just about assembly.
Jun 9, 2017
Recipe: Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches
Imagine pillowy-soft Hawaiian rolls piled high with slices of tender beef brisket and sweet pineapple, all topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw. Are you hungry yet? These tasty little sandwiches can be yours for the eating as a weeknight dinner or for your next party or tailgate. All it takes is a piece of brisket, some pantry staples for a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, and a long stint in a slow cooker.
Jun 9, 2017
Apple, Brie, and Dijon Baguette Sandwich
Swap out any ol’ bread for a baguette when making a sandwich and suddenly it’s transformed. How so, you ask? Well, a baguette makes it a touch French, which means it’s a touch fancy (read: you can grab a bottle of rosé and head out for an impromptu picnic lunch). This sandwich involves crisp, juicy green apple slices, buttery brie cheese, and a swipe of tangy Dijon.
Jun 6, 2017
This Roasted Asparagus Grilled Cheese Is Perfect for Spring
There’s nothing like a grilled cheese to make you feel comforted and cozy. One bite of a buttery, crispy grilled cheese and you’re instantly transported to childhood. And while a plain ol’ grilled cheese always hits the spot, it doesn’t hurt to dress it up a little with some in-season produce. Case in point? This roasted asparagus version.
Apr 12, 2017
Recipe: Cheesy Vegetable Melts
These veggie melts answer the call for easy comfort food after you’ve had one of those days. You know the kind — when you want something nourishing but also a little indulgent. Since they’re stuffed with a mess of sautéed vegetables and melted cheese, and treated to a swipe of tangy spread, these melts deliver the familiar comfort you love from a grilled cheese, while using those vegetables hanging out in the crisper for a veggie-packed meal.
Apr 5, 2017
Recipe: Cuban Medianoche Sandwiches
It’s a very particular kind of morning we’re talking about when we say this is the Cuban sandwich you want for breakfast — specifically the kind that starts closer to noon than it does to nine, and one where the night before might’ve included lots of dancing. That, or those mornings when you wake up ravenous and ready for something truly hearty to eat. The Cuban medianoche is a close sibling to the more famous cubano.
Mar 29, 2017
Make-Ahead Croissant Egg Sandwiches (for All Your Brunch Needs)
Prep now, enjoy later.
Jan 12, 2017
This Is the Best Way to Serve French Dip Sandwiches to a Crowd
If you’ve ever had a French dip sandwich, you know what a crowd-pleaser they are. I mean, who doesn’t like thinly sliced roast beef on a French roll, with jus for dipping? But sometimes you don’t want to assemble individual sandwiches to serve to guests — and that’s where this ingenious recipe comes in. By eschewing the traditional French roll for Hawaiian sweet rolls, you can bake these French dip sliders all in one pan.
Nov 7, 2016
How To Make Freezer Club Sandwiches
Taking food to friends, whether they are under the weather, renovating a kitchen, or welcoming a new baby, shouldn’t be limited to soups and casseroles. One of my favorite things to take to new parents is fixings for sandwiches because a sandwich can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner and requires only one hand to eat. Freezer club sandwiches take that concept and make them hot and satisfying and available on demand from the freezer.
Oct 5, 2016
Recipe: Pimiento Grilled Cheese
Pimiento cheese is a delicious dip in its own right, but it also makes an extraordinary grilled cheese sandwich.
Sep 23, 2016
Recipe: Apple, Cheddar & Chicken Melts
As cooler weather settles in, the craving for something warm and gooey becomes fierce — here’s the solution. These melts, stuffed with chicken, cheddar, and apples, bring together some of the best flavors of the season to satisfy that craving. They’re hot and toasty and made in one big batch on a baking sheet, which makes them a simple yet ideal way to cap off a fall day. The best part about these sandwiches is that they are made all at once on one baking sheet.
Sep 21, 2016
10 Leftovers to Save for Tomorrow’s Breakfast Sandwich
A well-made breakfast sandwich can change the direction of your day. Woke up tired and grumpy? You need a hearty breakfast sandwich. A little too much fun over the weekend? Try a veggie-loaded breakfast sandwich. If you think that a breakfast sandwich can only be constructed from bacon, egg, and cheese, then you have forgotten that the only limit to your breakfast sandwich enjoyment is your imagination. Here are 10 leftovers better the next day as a life-altering breakfast sandwich.
Sep 14, 2016
5 Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches to Stock Your Freezer
Make-ahead breakfast sandwiches are the ultimate morning miracle — the gift that keeps on giving. The magic behind these sandwiches is big-batch cooking. With upfront planning and prep, they reward you with a hot, satisfying breakfast for days to come. Staple ingredients like condiments and spreads have the power to boost the flavor of breakfast sandwiches in a big way.
Sep 11, 2016
7 Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches (and Burritos) Worth Buying
We’d love to keep our freezers stocked with make-ahead breakfast sandwiches at all times, but sometimes the convenience of store-bought is just a gift. These days the freezer section is filled with an ever-growing selection of breakfast sandwiches. From choices in bread that span English muffins to tortillas, to meat-filled and vegan options, there’s a sandwich out there for every taste and preference.
Sep 10, 2016
The Breakfast Boat Is the Smarter, Better Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast sandwiches can be stacked between a split roll or biscuit, stuffed into a pita, rolled into a burrito, even folded into a tidy closed quesadilla pocket, but as I recently learned, there’s one sandwich we’ve been neglecting for far too long: the breakfast boat. The breakfast boat is an egg-filled breakfast sandwich baked directly into a hollowed-out demi-baguette.
Sep 9, 2016
3 Rules for Freezing and Reheating Breakfast Sandwiches
Prepping and freezing your own breakfast sandwiches is a morning game-changer, but knowing how to do it right is equally important. There are a few simple rules to follow to achieve freezer-friendly breakfast-sandwich success. Follow them and your rushed weekday mornings are bound to be better. When prepping breakfast sandwiches for the freezer, it’s important to wrap up each one individually.
Sep 8, 2016
How I Use Costco and My Freezer for a Month of Breakfast Sandwiches
Bulking up the freezer with breakfast options is one of the secrets to successful meal planning. Costco and an afternoon of cooking is the secret to making freezer breakfasts to last my family a month. Here’s how a trip to Costco and one afternoon of work can save breakfast — one freezer sandwich at a time. While a dozen freezer breakfast burritos might last a week or two in your house, they last just three days with my family of four.
Sep 8, 2016
12 Ways to Fancy Up Your PB&J with 1 Ingredient
Peanut butter and jelly is a comforting classic that hardly needs improving. Instead, these one-ingredient twists turn a lunch-box staple into something fun and unexpected. Are you read to liven up lunchtime? These are the single-ingredient upgrades that go beyond the simple swaps of jam and nut butter, or the extra drizzle of honey. These are the unexpected ingredients that add a crunch factor to your lunch and sneak in a pop of flavor.
Sep 1, 2016
Recipe: Caprese Grilled Cheese
I wait all year to eat my weight in caprese salads during the summer. While I could easily make them through the year, they’re barely average with sub-par, out-of-season tomatoes. So it’s worth it to hold out until tomatoes peak and creamy, fresh mozzarella begs to join in on the fun. But eating caprese in its classic form is just one way to enjoy it — this twist on a grilled cheese just might rival the original.
Aug 25, 2016
Make These Ham & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches for Dinner Tonight
In honor of Bastille Day, today’s Delicious Link is a nod to French cuisine. While you could certainly make a simple ham-and-cheese baguette, this slightly more decadent version of the classic sandwich — served warm on a buttery croissant — kicks things up a notch. Stop by your local bakery, pick up a couple of croissants, and make this sandwich for dinner tonight. The key to these delicious sandwiches is the glaze that gets brushed on top of the croissants before baking.
Jul 14, 2016
This Korean BBQ Burrito Is Calling Your Name
If you’re tired of eating the same ol’ sandwich for lunch every day, switch things up this week with a flavorful burrito instead. From rice and Korean BBQ beef, to fresh herbs and kimchi, this burrito will keep you happy and full until dinnertime. Perhaps the best part of this recipe is the fact that you don’t even have to turn on your oven or stove.
Jul 12, 2016
Recipe: Caprese Sandwich for a Crowd
When I’m in charge of bringing lunch to a picnic or tackling lunch duty for the whole family, my game plan is tried, true, and most importantly, simple: one sandwich that’s big enough to feed everyone. And right now, in the spirit of celebrating ripe summer produce, this version gets its inspiration from one of my favorite fresh salads.
Jul 6, 2016
How To Make a Sandwich for a Crowd
My dad was one of eight children, and his mother and father owned a general store and deli after escaping the New Jersey suburbs for a small town in Vermont, which is just to say — my grandmother knew how to make a big sandwich for a crowd. I spent many summers in her kitchen preparing picnic lunches for two or three aunts and a circus of cousins to take to the lake. These large sandwiches became a staple of summer. They were filling, could be made well in advance, and traveled well.
Jul 5, 2016
Recipe: Ricotta and Fresh Pea Toast
When fancy toast swept through San Francisco, littering cafe menus with $4 slabs of thick bread showered in cinnamon sugar or almond butter and homemade jams, I resisted trying it for a long time. When I caved and ordered one, I finally understood the appeal of just-toasted bread and quality toppings. The toast revolution doesn’t have to be for breakfast only, though — here’s one with creamy ricotta cheese, lemony peas, and crispy prosciutto!
Jun 2, 2016
You’ll Never Guess the Flavors in This Unicorn Grilled Cheese
It seems that the Internet’s fascination with rainbow-colored food is never-ending. But unlike many foods before it, the latest rainbow food fad isn’t sugary at all. Can you guess the flavors in this beautiful new sandwich creation? The rainbow-colored grilled cheese sandwich is not funfetti or cotton-candy. Instead, according to Instagram user @hkfoodiexblogger, this dream of a meal is flavored with lavender, basil, tomato, and cheese. Yes, that’s right!
Apr 19, 2016
This Grilled Cheese Has a Spicy, Fermented Secret
Filled with plenty of cheese and pan-fried in butter (or mayo!), grilled cheese sandwiches are notoriously decadent. If you want to cut through the richness with something a little spicy and a little funky, you’re going to love this recipe for a kimchi grilled cheese — or grilled kimcheese, if you will. This recipe calls for mixing softened butter with grated Parmesan and spreading it on one side of each slice of bread.
Apr 12, 2016
Move Over, Sushi Burritos: Sushi Burgers Are Where It’s At
So far, the most “American” sushi I’ve seen featured BBQ sauce and chicken tenders. But this … this tops that. In terms of, you know, eatability, sushi burgers seem to be a lot less effective than sushi burritos. They’re not strong enough to pick up and eat like an actual burger, but I’m assuming that’s a testament to the chef’s respect for the integrity of the rice.
Apr 5, 2016
Recipe: Cubano Sheet Pan Sliders
The Cubano — a traditional pressed sandwich layered with two (!) kinds of pork and gooey cheese, balanced by tangy pickles and mustard — gets a quick-and-easy makeover with this big-batch version. Soft, squishy potato rolls replace the traditional crusty rolls for when you don’t want to be panini-ing sandwiches to order. Instead, by using a heavy sheet pan to press the sandwiches into crispy, melty form, you can make a dozen at a time without breaking a sweat.
Feb 10, 2016
Recipe: Mini Polenta Grilled Cheese Bites with Marinara
There’s no denying the comfort that a grilled cheese sandwich brings. In fact, I don’t think of a grilled cheese sandwich as kid food — I think of it just as good food. The concept is highly adaptable too, so if you’re looking for a new version, or perhaps a gluten-free one, here’s one for you. You know those big tubes of shrink-wrapped polenta you see in the store? They make perfect “bread” for an Italian-inspired grilled cheese sandwich.
Jan 15, 2016
Garlic Bread Is the Best Vessel for a Meatball Sub
A bowl of spaghetti and meatballs with a side of garlic bread is the epitome of comfort food. If you’re looking to combine all the best elements of this classic Italian meal, I’ve got just the sandwich for you. Yes, these meatball subs are made with garlic bread rolls. You brush garlic-infused butter on the outside and inside of some fresh rolls, and bake them in the oven until they’re slightly crisp and golden-brown.
Dec 14, 2015
Recipe: Giant Skillet Grilled Cheese with Ham and Apple
Cheesy? Check. Comforting? Check. Impressive? Check. Whereas most party-friendly ideas for grilled cheese involve shrinking everyone’s favorite sandwich down to finger food, we’re heading in the opposite direction with this recipe. Simply by grabbing a round bread boule instead of an oval loaf, you’ve got the tools to make a super-sized grilled cheese that really fills out the skillet. Think of this technique as a template for making your own crazy grilled cheese combinations.
Nov 4, 2015
The Perfect Grilled Cheese to Match the Soup You’re Eating
Grilled cheese and soup have been best friends since before you were even born. They are a natural match because they are both equally comforting, delicious, and easy to eat. But that doesn’t mean you should take this pairing for granted. Different kinds of soups deserve the appropriate kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches. Let me show you how it’s done. Then you should try this grilled cheese and apple sandwich with Sriracha butter from The Endless Meal.
Oct 16, 2015
Upgrade Your Croque Madame with Spinach and Smoked Salmon
The classic French croque madame — a ham-and-cheese sandwich, covered with a creamy béchamel and topped with a fried egg — is one of the most perfect meals out there. But when you want to stray a little from tradition, make this version, which adds a healthy dose of spinach to the béchamel and swaps smoked salmon for the requisite ham.
Sep 9, 2015
I May Have Grown Up, But I’ll Never Grow Out of Peanut Butter and Jelly
Being a food editor, people have made a lot of assumptions about the way I eat. Specifically, when I made the transition to working mostly from home, there was the general thought that I must have really upped my lunch game. I used to laugh at the idea, but really, it depends how you look at it: I’m no longer buying questionable sandwiches from the corner deli, but I’m not cooking myself a fancy meal either.
Aug 11, 2015
Chill Out with These Mint Cookies ‘n Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches
Is there anything more beautiful than a well-crafted ice cream sandwich? One with sturdy cookies to support a thick layer of ice cream filling? I don’t think so. It’s the perfect portable dessert to keep you cool all summer long. The mint cookies ‘n cream ice cream is the real star of the show here, as it’s packed with Oreos and hot fudge. I mean, I could probably eat a pint of that on its own, no problem.
Jul 7, 2015
Make This Cheeseburger-Quesadilla Hybrid for Dinner Tonight
When you want something cheesy and decadent, which do you turn to: a cheeseburger or quesadilla? What if I told you that you didn’t have to choose? Yes, that’s right. You can make a cheeseburger in a quesadilla. You’re welcome. Now, I’ve seen cheeseburgers between two grilled cheeses before, but this is not quite at that level. This isn’t a cheeseburger between two quesadillas — you only have one tortilla on top and one on bottom.
Jun 3, 2015
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Roast Beef Po’ Boys
Of all the delicious meals I have had the pleasure of eating in New Orleans, by far my favorite is a drippy, sloppy, saucy roast beef po’ boy. Perhaps lesser known than its fried seafood sibling, I much prefer the garlicky slow-cooked sandwich swimming in its own rich, roux-thickened gravy. The po’ boy (or poor boy, if you will) is the reigning king of New Orleans sandwiches.
Apr 12, 2015
Recipe: Pork Tenderloin and Onion Jam Sandwiches
The weather in New York City isn’t very spring-like just yet. But here and there we’ve had one or two warm, sunny days that have been getting me excited for picnic season in Central Park. If you’ve got good weather and are planning a meal outside, may I recommend my favorite sandwich? We love any pork sandwich, whether it’s slow-cooked pork shoulder or a roasted pork tenderloin.
Apr 8, 2015
Why Pickles Are Always Served with Sandwiches
No matter what restaurant you go to in America (and many homes as well), if you’re eating a sandwich, chances are there will be a pickle on your plate. It’s a tradition that started in the Jewish delis of New York City, but why? Turns out, pickles were served on the side with sandwiches because the acidity of the vinegar works as a palate cleanser. The sharp tang of a dill, sour, or half-sour pickle lets you taste the rest of the flavors more clearly.
Mar 13, 2015
What Can I Make for an On-the-Go Dinner Besides Sandwiches?
Q: I am currently working a corporate job and going to nursing school full time. Twice a week I go directly from work to school. It’s a long commute, so I have to eat dinner in my car before my long night of classes. I am getting really tired of eating sandwiches. I’m looking for dinner ideas for food I can eat in my car on the way to class! Sent by Megan Editor: The first thing that came to my mind was roasted sweet potato wraps.
Feb 25, 2015
10 Outrageous Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for Lunch (Or Dessert)
It’s time to change the way you think about grilled cheese sandwiches. Once upon a time tomato and a few slices of ham did wonders to liven up this cheesy sandwich. But we’ve gone so far past that now. We’re sharing 10 mind-blowing grilled cheese sandwiches that will forever change the way you do lunch — and maybe even dessert! These days nothing is off limits when it comes to constructing a killer grilled cheese.
Nov 6, 2014
Do You Need to Dimple Burger Patties So They Stay Flat?
When forming hamburger patties, I was always told that you had to make a shallow indentation or dimple in the middle of each patty — this would keep the center from bulging up as it cooked so that the patty would stay flat and even. I never questioned that technique until I came across even more methods on how to do this, so I just had to test them out myself! The basic theory is that as meat cooks, the proteins contract so that the whole patty shrinks and puffs up in the middle.
Aug 22, 2014
8 Expert Tips for Building the Perfect Banh Mi Sandwich
According to cookbook author Andrea Nguyen, Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches are crazy delicious. So much so that crazy delicious is part of the title of her latest book, The Banh Mi Handbook! We totally agree with her, so we caught up with Andrea and she walked us through tips for each element of the sandwich so that we can build our own delicious creations at home. (Hint: it’s really not that hard!
Aug 20, 2014
4 Essential Tips for Making a Better Turkey Burger
I love a good burger any time of year, but there’s something about summer that makes them even better. Lately I’ve been changing things up with lean, flavor-packed turkey burgers. Creating a good turkey burger can be tricky because ground turkey, while leaner than the beef in traditional burgers, needs a little extra loving care. Here are four tips for a juicy, satisfying turkey burger.
Jul 10, 2014
7 Swanky Toppings for Restaurant-Style Burgers at Home
This summer I’m determined to step up my burger game. It’s time to branch out from my standard piece of Swiss (or sometimes cheddar), slice of tomato, onion and pickles. Not that those aren’t great toppings. They are, they’re classics. They’re just lacking in the creativity department. Here are seven toppings that get a little more creative, a little more fancy — like a burger you’d find gracing the menu at a swanky (but still legit) burger joint.
Jul 3, 2014
The Best Ways to Pack Sandwiches
Everyone’s packed a sandwich before, so is there really a best way to do it? Depending on the sandwich, there probably is if you want to keep it from getting soggy or falling apart as it travels. While it’s certainly not rocket science, here are a couple of guiding principles that will avert possible sandwich disasters. Before we even get to packing sandwiches, we’ve got to talk about the sandwich choice itself.
Jun 27, 2014
A Spring Breakfast Sandwich to Swoon Over
I love breakfast sandwiches. I love the buttery bread or bagel, the runny eggs, the cheese, the bacon. I love it all. There’s just something so luxurious about eating something slightly decadent for breakfast on the weekend, and this spring-y version from My Blue & White Kitchen is no exception. This breakfast sandwich doesn’t include any eggs or bacon, but it definitely doesn’t lack that buttery, decadent factor.
Jun 13, 2014
Recipe: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
A good pulled pork sandwich makes me happy down to my toes. It’s porky and rich, tossed with just enough sauce to tickle the ol’ taste buds. Top it with some coleslaw or leave it plain, I don’t care as long as I have a napkin to wipe my face. Come summer, pulled pork sandwiches are definitely on the menu. You can get your pulled pork any way that works for you.
Jun 4, 2014
This One Small Extra Step Makes the Cheesiest Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever
The grilled cheese is the little black dress of sandwiches with good reason: it’s classic and never goes out of style. There’s just something about the simple-yet-unbeatable combination of buttered, toasted bread with gooey cheese in the middle. But what if you could up your grilled cheese game by making them even cheesier? A sprinkling of a hard, aged cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino Romano onto the buttered bread before you toast it adds an amazing dimension to the final sandwich.
May 29, 2014
15 Totally Delicious Sandwiches for Your Lunchbox
It wasn’t until about a year ago that I became an avid sandwich eater. Before the fateful day when I consumed The Perfect Sandwich, I never understood the appeal – why not just consume the ingredients in salad form? Why did everything turn out so soggy? But lo’, sandwiches have so much more to offer when done right. You see, it’s all about the quality of the ingredients (especially bread), and awesome spreads and lots of textures.
Mar 11, 2014
Recipe: Pita Pockets with Crunchy Romaine, Roasted Beets, Chicken & Manchego Cheese
While it’s no one’s idea of a fun time, there are just days when eating lunch at one’s desk is inevitable. For those moments, there are pita pockets. Easy to transport, easy to eat one-handed, easy to stuff with just about anything. These particular pockets took form on just such a busy weekday. There was some leftover chicken in the fridge from the night before, as well as some leftover salad with beets, crunchy romaine lettuce, and a tangy mustard vinaigrette.
Mar 11, 2014
Want the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich? Put a Lid On It!
I’ve long perfected my method for the perfect grilled cheese, but when I first started cooking, it always seemed to elude me. Either my sandwich was toasted on the outside with unmelted cheese inside, or the cheese was gooey but the outside burnt. That was until I figured out the old line cook trick: put a lid on it! If you’ve ever watched a line cook make a grilled cheese on a flat top, you’ve seen this method.
Feb 10, 2014
Rediscover the Patty Melt
With all of the work and time put into preparing holiday meals, family feasts and friendly gatherings, sometimes you just need a break — something simple to prepare, something that satisfies your most basic cravings, something that makes use of all that fresh baked bread that has found its way to your kitchen table. As far as American cravings go, there’s just something about a simple hamburger.
Dec 12, 2013
Spice Up a Boring Sandwich: 7 Ideas for Flavored Mayonnaise
Admit it: Part of the charm of buying your lunch is eating a fancy sandwich. Sure, you know you could make it at home, but when it comes down to it, time is short and it just seems easier to fork over a small handful of cash at that adorable gourmet deli near work. Homemade mayo is a whole other story (a very delicious story!), but even a store bought jar combined with the right ingredients can do wonders to spice up that sorry excuse for a turkey sandwich thrown together in the morning.
Sep 17, 2013
Why Does Food Taste Better When Someone Else Makes It?
Why does food (and especially a sandwich!) always taste better when someone else makes it? My mother makes a simple but delicious sandwich every day for lunch. Always the same, she slices good hearth bread, slathers it with Hellman’s Best Mayo on both slices, adds a few squares of Swiss cheese and piles on several leaves of crunchy lettuce or occasionally baby spinach. On goes the top, and with a slice down the middle, there it is — the perfect sandwich.
Sep 18, 2012
Sandwich Recipe: French Dip Au Jus
Up until recently, I just assumed “the art of sandwich making” was better left to the professionals. I don’t mean the basics — like ham and cheese on white or a PB&J — but the more ornate ones, like French dips, Cubans, and spicy Italians. I guess I figured that perhaps a deli had access to top-secret restaurant ingredients, or at the very least better-quality meats and toppings.
Sep 17, 2012
Sando, Sarnie or Sammie: What Do You Call Your Sandwich?
The sandwich is a universally loved item, with variations on the theme found throughout the world. What’s also different are the nicknames people have for two slices of bread and a filling. Do you call your sandwich by a special name? The sandwich was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich who, legend has it, would order his meat tucked between two pieces of bread in order to keep his hands from getting greasy while playing cribbage.
Sep 17, 2012
Recipe: California BLT with Avocado and Basil Mayonnaise
I’m a Los Angeles native, which means I have never owned a decent umbrella, I describe distances not in miles but in the number of minutes it takes to drive, and I believe sliced avocado belongs on a BLT. My first BLTA was probably at a diner — any Southern California diner worth its salt has at least an add-on avocado option for its BLT — and it was probably fine. It’s hard to go wrong with the combination of crisp lettuce, salty bacon, ripe tomato and avocado.
Jul 12, 2012