17 Sandwiches (that’ll blow your mind)
By Lavie Tidhar
Posted on December 17, 2014 in Hodderscape Advent with tags Food
Lavie Tidhar gives Hodderscape the scoop on his top seventeen favourite sandwiches of all time!
Seventeen sandwiches. That’s quite a lot!
Or is it?
- Hot salt beef bagel
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye
With a squeeze of lemon – essential – and a sprig of dill (optional).
- Chicken and bacon baguette
An English classic, and so versatile! A mix of some sort is the usual – some with crispy bacon, usually with mayonnaise – but don’t be afraid to make this fresh, with slices of each.
- The number 19
A vanished sandwich. Used to be made at Farmer Brown’s, a long-time London institution before it finally shut a few years ago. Slice of chicken breast topped with melted goat’s cheese and roast pepper, on ciabatta.
- Lamb with roast peppers
It’s one of those dishes you make the day after. Leftover lamb roast topped with roast peppers – you want something like a baguette for this – some spicy mustard to offset the lamb.
- Ham and cheese
A quick classic. Can’t go wrong.
- Tuna salad
I recommend some red onion for bite, cucumber for crunch, and parsley for freshness. Mix with a bit of mayonnaise. Don’t forget a good squeeze of lemon to really bring out the flavour of the fish. Serve on white or rye.
- Pastrami and gherkin
Not much to say really. You can’t perfect perfection.
- The perfect burger
The blueprint of a good home burger is as follows:
Bun bottom (lightly toasted).
One leaf of lettuce (to absorb grease).
Slice of tomato.
Onion slices, in rings (raw. Ideally red onion for that perfect crunch).
Dill pickles (the dill is what really makes the burger).
Ketchup and mustard.
Bun top to close it all.
10. The meatball sub
Baguette, meatballs, cheese, mustard – chilli or roasted peppers optional.
11. Banh mi
I got addicted to these when I was living in Laos. Baguette, pate, red pork, chicken spam (no, really), fermented carrot, cucumber, enough chilli sauce to drown a small city – it’s the perfect hangover cure!
12. Bagel egger
Fried egg, bacon, cheese and mayo in a toasted bagel. The other hangover cure.
13. Druze pita with labneh and za’atar
The classic Druze breakfast is served with a fresh flatbread pita, labneh (strained yogurt) and roasted wild thyme mixed with sesame and sumac.
14. Pulled pork bap
With some crunchy coleslaw.
15. Fresh trout baguette with salad
16. Cheese on toast
With a splash of Worcestershire sauce. The old reliable when you have nothing else in the cupboard.
17. Bacon roll
The English classic on which an empire was built. With brown sauce, not ketchup!