Bread, spread, filling—the formula for a winning sammie seems simple. But the secret to creating this packed-lunch staple lies in achieving a symphony of flavors and textures. Ready to make a great sandwich? We have a few tips.
1. THE BREAD
Pick the right loaf for your sandwich.
Soft fillings call for soft bread; hearty fillings pair well with sturdy bread. You don’t want your tuna salad to squish out of a crusty bâtarde as you take a bite.
Saucy fillings need crusty bread as a vessel. Think of the Vietnamese banh mi: juicy filling; chewy, crusty baguette.
Toast lightly. Toasting adds texture, but overdoing it will result in rock-hard bread.
2. THE FILLING
The filling is the focal point of the sandwich. Consider it carefully when you choose the other components.
Sometimes, less is more. Remember, […]