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Sandwich constructor

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Cute idea from Mark Bittman in the NY Times. Sandwich can be open-face or not.

Directions: Choose an ingredient from each category. Or two. Or whatever you prefer.

The Base
Pumpernickel bread, toasted
Bagel halves, toasted
Multigrain bread
Baguette slices
Dense German bread (like vollkornbrot, aktivbrot, vitalbrot)
[Croissant – LG]
[Brioche – LG]

The Spread
Compound butter
Seedy, good-quality mustard
Cream cheese with scallions
Crème fraîche with chives
Mayonnaise seasoned with horseradish, red pepper, etc.
Pesto
[Amora Dijon mustard – LG]
[Hummus – LG]

The Centerpiece
(Meat, Cheese, Fish, Vegetable)
Prosciutto or bresaola
Chopped liver or pâté
Sliced cheese, like Emmenthal or havarti
Seared scallops, sliced if they are very large
Crab or tuna salad
Cooked, sliced filet of salmon, smoked or not
Loosely scrambled eggs, with parsley or chives
Watercress, endive heads, curly endive
Cooked, cooled asparagus with olive oil and vinegar, thinly sliced
Cooked, thinly sliced chicken or duck breast
Pickled herring
Boiled, cooled and sliced potatoes tossed in oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and parsley

The Garnish
Roasted-red-pepper strips
Pickled onions
Sliced cornichons
Thinly sliced red onions with dill
Crisp garnishes (like bacon and fried carrots)
Thinly sliced cucumbers tossed with olive oil and dill
Caviar or salmon roe

Written by LeisureGuy

11 January 2013 at 1:13 pm

Posted in Food, Recipes

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