There are no limits in preparing a sandwich and making it fancy is not as difficult as you think it is. Creativity is the key to success in this case too. You can use new ingredients and display the sandwiches in innovative ways. For decorating the plate or the sandwich, you can use dip, sauces or napkins, while you can serve them solo or with other types of food such as soup, salad or fries.
What follows is a list with some great sandwiches ideas that will definitely make a difference.
- French Toast Sandwich
First, make a batch of French toast by cutting a loaf of French bread into thick slices. For filling the sandwiches, mix cream cheese and confectioners sugar, and if you want an interesting flavor, add a vanilla or almond extract. Smear the mixture between two slices of French toast then add blueberries or raspberries on top. You can also top with strawberries, but make sure they are thinly sliced. Put the sandwich on the plate, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. It can be served with maple syrup for dipping and slices of starfruit.
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Bui a bakery-fresh sourdough or rye and fill it with white cheddar, bacon, apple slices and some Dijon mustard. The other option is to fill it with mozzarella, artichoke heart, pesto and tomato grilled cheese. If you want to get diamond-shaped grill marks, move the sandwich halfway during the cooking time. Cut it on the diagonal and put one half on the top of the other. The cheddar grilled sandwich can be served with thin slices of apple, while drizzling pesto along the mozzarella grilled sandwich is the best serving option.
- Deli Sandwich
You can prepare some tasty open-face deli sandwiches and serve them with different pickles and mustards. The open-faced turkey and provolone sandwich is a great choice. Pile the meat on a thick slice of pumpernickel bread and top it with slices of provolone cheese. Prepare bowls with different types of mustard (Dijon, grainy Dijon, honey mustard etc), but also offer condiments such as banana peppers, pickled peppers, sauerkraut, pickles or whatever you think your guests may like.
- Tea Sandwich
Perfect for tea parties, bridal showers and baby showers, tea sandwiches can be made in many ways. Leaving aside the traditional cucumber sandwiches, go for creative options such as the radish flower tea sandwiches. Mince the radish and mix them with herbs and butter, or with garlic and cream cheese. The leftover slices of the radish are used for making the flowers placed in the top of the sandwich. Use a length of chive to stand as the stem of the flower and a leaf or parsley to represent the leaf. Take away the crusts and cut the sandwiches in different shapes.