With bread, anything is possible, from the sweet comfort of a traditional peanut butter and jam sandwich to the always popular and hassle-free grilled cheese sandwich.
When hunger pang hits you, one of the quickest and easiest dishes you can cook is a sandwich. It can be made however you wish and is satisfying and filling. With bread, anything is possible, from the sweet solace of traditional peanut butter and jam sandwich to the always popular and hassle-free grilled cheese sandwich. A sandwich is any dish in which bread acts as a container or wrapper for another food type and commonly includes veggies, sliced cheese, or sliced meat that is placed on or between slices of bread. The sandwich was first popularised in the West as small, handy finger food, but it has now spread to other parts of the world. To improve the flavour and texture of the bread, it can be eaten simple or with sauces like mayonnaise or mustard. Sandwiches can be served hot or cold. But what if you experiment with some fresh sandwich-making techniques? like the traditional Vietnamese Banh Mi or the Mexican Pambazo.
Here are a few sandwiches that you must try-
Bánh mì, Vietnam
This savoury, crunchy goodness is a remnant from when France colonised Vietnam; the Bánh mi is a modernised version of the traditional baguette. In Vietnamese, bánh (which can refer to a wide variety of foods, particularly baked items, including bread) and mi are combined to form the word bánh mi. Traditional fillings for the baguette include grilled pork (chicken is also acceptable), pickled carrots and daikon, fresh coriander, and mayonnaise. Usually, one or more meats, a side of veggies, and sauces make up a bánh mi sandwich. Spicy chilli sauce, sliced chillies, Maggi seasoning sauce, and mayonnaise are examples of common condiments.
The shape of a Mexican volcano is supposedly the inspiration for a sandwich that is produced in Mexico on the streets of Veracruz and Puebla. The bread is loaded with Mexican chorizo, potatoes, lettuce, cheese, and cream. The bread is crimson from a heavy guajillo sauce soak. Pambazo bread is white and doesn't have a crunchy crust. Unlike the bolillo, which is also used for sandwiches, this particular bread is made of flour and is softer, allowing it to hold its shape while being drenched in sauce. Teleras are typically available in Mexican bakeries with other types of white bread.
The male and female versions of this crunchy French sandwich are Croque monsieur and madame, respectively. For the Croque monsieur, thinly sliced ham and emmental or gruyere cheese are placed within pieces of white bread, which are then coated in egg batter and cooked. The egg component of the Croque madame is served fried on top of the sandwich. A Croque monsieur is usually made by sandwiching slices of pain de mie with baked or boiled ham and cheese, topping it with grated cheese, salt, and pepper, and then baking it in the oven or frying it in a frying pan. After being covered in beaten egg, the bread may optionally be grilled to brown it.