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Best Sandwiches Around Europe

Our love for sandwiches knows no bounds. We have gone over some of the best sandwiches across the United States, so it only made sense to venture overseas. Check out this list of the best sandwiches in Europe.

Chip Butty – Liverpool
This sandwich originates in Northern England and consists of two pieces of buttered bread with hot chips in between. It is then doused in sauce and served.

Croque Monsieur – Paris
You have likely heard of this famous French sandwich. It is made with brioche bread filled with ham and cheese, then fried with an extra layer of cheese on top. You will find different variations across France – croquet provençal, auvergnat, Croque Madame (the Monsieur with a fried or poached egg on top).

Francesinha -Porto
This literally translates to “little Frenchie” and is one of the trademark meals of Porto. Fresh bread holds ham, sausage, and steak (or another roast meat), and then is covered with a layer of cheese and a tomato-beer sauce, and served with fries. Is your mouth watering yet?

Smørrebrød – Copenhagen
The name of this Danish sandwich means “butter and bread.” Start with buttered dark rye bread and then top it with nearly anything you like – meat, eel, pate, cheese, salads, fish – and as much as you like.

Broodje Kroket – Amsterdam
This is made with a meat croquette (a meat ragout covered in breadcrumbs and rolled into a sausage shape) in a bread roll. You know you’ve made it when McDonald’s makes its own version called the McKroket.

Zapiekanka – Krakow
This is a Polish open-faced vegetarian sandwich which dates back to the 1970s (when the Polish communist regime prompted the opening of many small family-owned food outlets called mala gastronomia). A long baguette sliced in half is filled with sautéed button mushrooms and melty cheese, then toast or microwave it, and top with a generous dollop of ketchup.

Bocadillo – Madrid
Spain’s version of the American ‘sub’ is made up of a crusty baguette filled with omelette, chorizo, cold meats or calamari. Simple and delicious.

Mitraillette – Brussels
This sandwich is named after sub-machine gun, and is a baguette filled with some sort of fried meat, fries, cheese, and some sort of ketchup, mayo, or béarnaise sauce. Phew!

Panino- Milan
The Panino (the singular form of Panini) originated in Milan and translates to “small bread.” Ciabatta-like bread is filled with anything from ham to salami to salads to cheese, then toasted in a sandwich press and served as a meal or quick take-away snack.

Smörgåstårta – Stockholm
Swedish pastry chef Goran Gunnarsson created this sandwich-cake hybrid. It is made by alternating layers of bread and toppings, from meats to caviar to egg to salad, with an impressive and stylish savory garnish on top.

Gyro – Athens
Gyro, souvlaki, kebab – whatever you like to call it, it’s one of the world’s most popular sandwiches. Meat from a vertical rotisserie is served in a pita bread wrap with a salad garnish and tzatziki sauce, and usually accompanied with a hearty serving of chips or fried potatoes on the side.

Hagelslag – Amsterdam
It seems fitting to end with a sweet sandwich from the Netherlands. Hagelslag is made of buttered bread topped with chocolate sprinkles – simple, sweet perfection.

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