What to consider when making a sandwich?

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Sandwiches are a staple of the world’s diet. They’re economical, easy to prepare, and can be as simple or elaborate as you like. They are absolutely perfect for kids’ lunchboxes, too! Sandwiches have been around since ancient times.

When it comes to making a high-quality sandwich, there are a few things you should consider. First, what type of bread will you use? There are so many different types of bread available nowadays, from white bread and whole wheat bread to rye bread and pumpernickel bread. Choose a sliced bread that pairs well with the other ingredients in your sandwich.

Next, what type of filling will you use? The options are endless, but some popular fillings include peanut butter and jelly, cheese, ham and turkey, thinly sliced tomatoes. Again, choosing a filling that goes well with the bread is important.

Finally, think about the condiments you’ll use. Mayo, mustard and ketchup are all common condiments for sandwiches. But there are so many other options available, too, like pesto, tapenade and vinaigrette. Choose a condiment that will complement the flavors of the other ingredients in your sandwich. With these tips in mind, you’re sure to make a delicious sandwich that everyone will love!

Custom Sandwich Orders

At Garratts catering, we prepare and create works of art tailored directly to our client’s specifications. We create the perfect sandwich for our customers.   We have a wide variety of fillings, including both hot and cold options, as well as vegetarian and vegan choices. Our fillings are all made fresh using only the finest ingredients. And of course, we offer a wide variety of bread to choose from, including gluten-free options. So if you’re looking for a custom sandwich catering company, look no further than Garratts! We’ll make sure your sandwich is exactly the way you want it!

 

The structure of a sandwich

The starting point of any good sandwich is its base. For a perfect base there are an unlimited amount of options to begin with, these of course being the bread chosen for your sandwich!  There are a wide variety of breads to pick from such as white, wholemeal, sourdough, rye and gluten-free. It’s important when choosing your bread to think about what type of sandwich you want to make and what the other ingredients will be. You don’t want a delicate salad sandwich on dense Rye bread, or a tuna mayo filling to be lost in thin white bread – both combinations would make for an unhappy lunch! Pairing ingredients with the correct type of bread is imperative! 

 

Sandwich Fillings

Once you’ve decided on a bread, start to think about what would go well with it. From meats, cheeses, vegetables and spices the options are endless! If you want a classic filling like ham and cheese, then a white or wholemeal bread would be ideal. Tuna mayo? Best on rye or sourdough. Vegetarian? A wrap might be your best option! A sandwich is improved once the correct blend of fillings are discovered. Get creative with your fillings, as you begin to pair more and more ingredients your sandwich just gets better and better!

 

Condiments

Now for the extras. Condiments can make or break a sandwich, they’re there to enhance the flavour of your chosen fillings and shouldn’t be an afterthought. Mayo, ketchup and mustard are all great condiments, but there are so many more options out there now like pesto, chutney, salad dressing and BBQ sauce. Selecting the correct condiment is crucial as there are other aspects such as the fillings and bread types to pair it with.  A general tip would be not to go too heavy-handed with condiments as you don’t want to make your sandwich soggy or draw away from the other fulfilling aspects of the sandwich.

 

Toasting the bread

The debate of toasted or untoasted is a personal choice, some people prefer their sandwiches cold whilst others like them warm. If you do decide to toast your sandwich, make sure that you don’t leave it in for too long as the bread can dry out quickly and become chewy. However, you can never go wrong with untoasted sandwiches!

 

A sandwich is a classic lunchtime meal that can be made with endless possibilities of ingredients, breads and condiments. The most important part of making a great sandwich is thinking about what type of sandwich you want to make and pairing the correct ingredients together. With these tips in mind, you’re sure to create a delicious masterpiece for your next lunch!

 

Now you know the essentials of making a sandwich, it’s time to get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations. Remember, the possibilities are endless! So go forth or for assistance and custom orders contact Garratts catering!

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