It’s no surprise that we love sandwiches and enjoy sharing our specially crafted sandwiches with you. But if you can’t make it in to our restaurant, you can always go the DIY route and make sandwiches at home. Take your homemade sandwiches to the next level with these smart sandwich making tips.
To add moisture and creaminess to sandwiches, mustard and mayo are often the typical go-to spreads. But if you’re looking for something different, you can try using vinaigrettes, pestos, BBQ sauces, chutneys, and salsas.
Choosing the right bread can make or break your sandwich. Generally, to create balance and avoid soggy bread, the moister the ingredients, the drier and denser the bread should be. You may even want to transform your sandwich into a wrap with a large flour tortilla. The tortilla can keep moist fillings in check and holds up better than most breads.
Much like mayo and mustard, lettuce and tomatoes are common staples for sandwiches. While they are both great for adding crunch and freshness to sandwiches, they can also wilt and make sandwiches soggy. Luckily, there are plenty of vegetables you can substitute to achieve similar effects without the sogginess. In lieu of tomatoes, you can try roasted red peppers (blot the peppers dry with a paper towel first). Try sliced fennel, spinach, shredded cabbage, or cucumbers instead of lettuce.
Stop The Sogginess
As mentioned, no one likes a soggy sandwich. To prevent this, spread mayo, butter, or cream cheese all the way to the edges of each slice of bread to create a seal against wet sandwich fillings. If you want to go a step further, pack high moisture toppings (ex. tomatoes, pickles, cucumbers) separately and assemble your sandwich when you’re ready to eat. If you fancy it, toasting the bread can help, too.
Raw onions in sandwiches can offer a welcome bite, but can also be a bit overwhelming. In order to mute some of their potency, you can soak thinly sliced onions in ice water for about 20 minutes, then drain and blot dry. Or you can toss your sliced onions with a generous sprinkling of kosher salt, wait a few minutes, and then rub the salt into the onions and rinse.
Our sandwiches and salads are always made to order with the finest and freshest ingredients available to us. Visit us weekdays 7:00am-4:00pm and Saturdays 8:00am-4:30pm for breakfast and lunch. We also offer catering services – call 909-596-5225 for more information.