Prevent Soggy Sandwiches, Use These Simple Tips

Sandwiches are one of the greatest foods to pack in advance for a quick and simple work lunch, in many of our opinions. Choosing the ideal ingredient combination is an art, for sure, but the real secret is understanding how to build a sandwich that tastes just as amazing at lunch as it did when it was first assembled. These seven suggestions will assist you in permanently avoiding soggy sandwiches. 

Spread the condiment 

Although it might seem contradictory, spreading mayo, mustard, pesto, or hummus over sandwich bread is essential for preventing sogginess and preserving the bread from becoming soggy. Between the bread and the meat, cheese, or vegetables that make up the sandwich, condiments and spreads serve as a barrier to prevent moisture from leaking into the bread. 

Apply Butter 

Butter is also subject to the same rule. It makes a great difference in keeping bread fresh and adds extra flavour, whether you spread softened butter (go for the good, salted stuff!) over it or brush a small coating of melted and cooled butter over the inside of each slice of bread. 

Wrap The Filling Separately 

Even though it takes a little more effort, assembling at lunch may be worthwhile if you value soft, fresh bread. It can be a good idea to wrap your bread and contents separately, then combine just before eating. Packing tuna, chicken, or egg salad benefits greatly from this strategy. 

Use Crusty Bread 

Start with something extremely robust if you want additional assurance that your sandwich won't be sloppy when lunchtime comes around. Choose a heartier option like a crusty baguette, ciabatta, or a roll rather than sliced sandwich bread. 

Toast The bread 

Sandwich bread should be toast first if you insist on using it. While toasting the bread dries it out, which reduces its capacity to absorb as much moisture and prevents soggy bread, its crunch will not remain. 

Ditch The Bread 

Still doubt there is a solution to the wet bread problem? Remove the bread entirely, if you like. Large, sturdy leaves on hearty greens like lettuce and cabbage are perfect for making a sandwich wrap. They're adaptable, sturdy, and provide an additional helping of greens. 

Avoid Warm Ingredients 

Let cooked components cool completely before adding to your sandwich if it contains any. For sandwiches that will last, chilled or room-temperature ingredients are your best bet because warm components sometimes emit moisture (which can make bread soggy).