As National Sandwich Month rolls on, we continue celebrating by enjoying scrumptious sandwiches. If you are looking to improve your sandwich making skills, check out some of these smart sandwich hacks.
- It’s Got To Be Serrated
When it comes to cutting sandwiches, always use a serrated knife to avoid a smashed mess. Because a serrated knife “saws” through your sandwich, it is less likely to result in a flattened or squashed sandwich. Whether you cut your sandwiches straight down the middle or diagonally is at your discretion.
- No Mayo? No Problem!
Instead of reaching for the mayo, try an avocado. Simply mash the avocado and spread it on your bread like you would with mayo. Not only is it healthier, but it can add a new element of flavor to your sandwiches.
- Sturdy Sandwich
No one likes it when their sandwich falls apart. To prevent this, layer the heaviest ingredients first, such as your meat and cheese. Next, add the medium weight ingredients like tomatoes or avocado, and then top it off with light toppings like lettuce.
- Wrapping Technique
Packing a sandwich for lunch or going on a picnic? Using the proper wrapping technique will prevent your sandwich from becoming soggy or squished. Start by wrapping your sandwich in a layer of parchment paper. This breathable wrap will prevent sogginess. Next, put the wrapped sandwich in a sturdy food container to keep it from getting squashed.
- PB&J Time
If you’re making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, to eat not or a little later, try spreading peanut butter on both pieces of bread (feel free to use as much or as little as you please). The peanut butter on both slices will prevent the jelly from bleeding through the bread.
- Tastier Tomatoes
After slicing your tomatoes, place the slices on a paper towel before putting them in your sandwich. This will prevent sogginess and gives you a chance to season your tomatoes beforehand.
- Bread Variety
If you want to switch up your sandwich routine, you can try changing the bread. Pita pockets, bagels or English muffins are great substitutes.
- Cover It Up
If you are using round meat slices, there’s a trick to maximizing your bread coverage. For the round meat slices into quarters and place them in each corner of the bread. Then continue adding until your bread is covered.
- Prep It Good
Assemble the interior of the sandwich by layering condiments in between slices of meat and cheese. Put each sandwich interior into a ziplock bag and store them in the fridge or freezer. When you need a sandwich in a hurry, just grab a bag and a couple of slices of bread and you’re all set!
- Toasting Trick
Love toasted bread but not the way it can tear up your mouth? Next time, put both slices of bread into the same toaster slot. The outsides will get toasted while the insides stay soft.
Don’t feel like making your own sandwich? Not a problem! Enjoy one of our yummy signature sandwiches in our dining room, on the patio, or have it delivered to your door. Find us on DoorDash or UberEATS, or visit us at 105 E. Arrow Highway in Pomona (on the northeast corner of Garey Avenue and Arrow Highway next to Johnny’s).