3 Unusual Sandwich Ideas
When lunch time comes around, we can always rely on sandwiches. If you’ve had enough of the same old deli meats and spreads, it might be time to take advantage of the skills you’ve learned from online cooking courses and make something a little different. Here are a few ideas for sandwiches that will bring some variety into your afternoon:
Tuna nicoise sandwich
Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food provided the recipe for this sandwich inspired by French cuisine. Start by making a dressing by whisking together white wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Toss slices of tuna with some of this mixture, and combine the rest with cucumber and red onion. The cucumber mixture and the tuna will go onto the bread along with olive tapenade, basil and a sliced hard-boiled egg.
St. Paul sandwich
Contrary to what you might expect from the name, the St. Paul sandwich is closely associated with the city of St. Louis and often found in the area’s Chinese-American restaurants. In this Missouri classic, an egg foo young patty is served on white bread with slices of dill pickle, onion, tomatoes, lettuce and mayonnaise.
Some variations include additions like shrimp, chicken and beef, as in the recipe Fortune Express restaurant shared with Feast. The directions for making the patty call for breaking bean sprouts by hand and mixing them with green pepper and the meat. Beat an egg, combine it with cornstarch and then pour it over the mixture. Then fry the patty in canola oil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for two or three minutes.
Ham banh mi
Real Simple offered directions for a version of this Vietnamese-style sandwich. Mix strips of cucumber and carrot with jalapeno, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Then, use this combination to top ham on a roll.
By exploring different cuisines in culinary academy, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for sandwiches that can break up a tired lunch routine.