Tips for Making an Ultimate Sandwich, Don't Do This To Stave Off Sogginess

Aulia Hafisa
Sandwich Illustration (Erin Wang/Pexels)
Sandwich Illustration (Erin Wang/Pexels)

TheIndonesia.id - Sandwich is a classic go-to breakfast and the easiest food to make when you are in a rush. Making an amazing sandwich is much about the ingredients you use, the slice, and the stack. 

Making a delicious sandwich is truly a life skill. It can brighten up your day as the perfect combination goes to your mouth. However, when is the last time you see a sandwich recipe? Or have you ever read the sandwich recipe in a cookbook? 

Even though making a sandwich looks very easy, there are some tips for you to make it perfect. Follow this guide to slice, stack, and slather the sandwich paradise.

Choose a good bread

Choose an appropriate bread for your sandwich-making. Pair your moist filling with the drier and denser bread. If you pair it with soft and fluffy bread, you are not making a sandwich, but a sponge. As a general rule, drier and denser bread with good, thick, and crust helps your sandwich taste better. 

Sandwich (Ahmed Rabea/Pexels)
Sandwich (Ahmed Rabea/Pexels)

Choose The Toppings

We all love to fill the sandwich with tomato and lettuce. The moisture, freshness, and crunch provide a wonderful rich ingredient. However, they are almost entirely water, thus in extended periods makes them prone to wilting and worse making the bread soggy. Luckily, there are some vegetables that offer the benefit of lettuce and tomato without drawbacks, for example in the slices of tomatoes try giving roasted peppers. Then, instead of lettuce, try experimenting with other vegetables such as sliced fennel, spinach, shredded cabbage, or cucumber.

Stave off Sogginess

To avoid the sogginess of your sandwich, spread mayo, butter, or cream cheese all the way to the edges of each slice of bread to create a seal against the wet fillings. Besides, try packing the high moisture fillings -- tomatoes, pickles, and cucumbers in another place. Just add these ingredients when you are ready to eat to avoid the sogginess. Besides, toasting the bread can also help. 

Take The Edge Off Onions

Onion gives a good taste combination on your sandwich, but you have to tame the taste a little bit to be enjoyed raw. There are two ways to make some of the edges off sliced onions. Soak the thin-sliced onions in ice water for 20 minutes. Then drain and blot dry to add crispness. Another way is tossing the sliced onions with a sprinkle of salt. Wait a few minutes. Rub salt into the onions, rinse, and drain.

Spread Out

Sandwich spread to add flavor and also perform an essential task to add creaminess. Mustard and mayo are the most familiar standbys but don't stop there. It is worth experimenting with spreads such as vinaigrettes, pestos, BBQ sauces, chutneys,  and salsas. 

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