I just love sandwiches . . . and I'm not alone in that either. The British all love sandwiches! They're a big business over here. They're sold in all the shops, convenience stores, grocery shops, coffee shops etc. Of course if you hadn't guessed already . . . Sarnie is another name for sandwich!
Makes it sound like something quite exotic doesn't it?
One of my favourite places to buy a ready made sarnie is in M&S. Their sandwiches are the best. The bread is always fresh and the filling generous, and spread to the edge . . . not like some of the cheaper places where you get a dollop of filling in the middle of two slices of dry bread . . . with more bread than filling! Ugh! Nasty.
I was quite suprised when I moved over here to the UK at the different varieties of sandwiches that were on offer as well. Cheese and onion . . . delicious! Cheese and tomato . . . likewise! There's salad sandwiches, sandwiches made with crab, or prawns or tuna. Tuna and Cucumber seems to be quite popular. As is Tuna and Sweetcorn.
Then there are Egg & Cress, Coronation Chicken, Corned Beef (made with tinned corned Beef, which is actually quite nice), and a host of others . . . too many to list here I think, but you get the idea, I'm sure!
Anyways, the point of all of this is that I made Todd and myself a couple of very tasty sandwiches for our lunch one day at the weekend. In my quest to cut back a bit, I made them open faced sandwiches, so only half the bread.
I added some sliced ham, sliced turkey, half fat swiss cheese, lettuce, a delicious homemade dressing . . . kind of tangy and yet at the same time a bit sweet . . . some sliced egg, tomato and . . . naughty but nice crisply cooked streaky bacon. (Really nice . . . dry cured and unsmoked is my choice!)
A gal can't be 100% good all of the time can she?? I thought not!!
*Dressed Club Salad Sarnie*
An open faced, knife and forker! Delicious! (Easily upped or downed to serve more or less people.)
2 slices sour dough bread
2 slices of baked deli ham
2 slices of Leerdammer cheese (Swiss type of cheese, I use the low fat one)
2 slices of deli turkey
1 cup of shredded cos lettuce (Romaine)
1 hard boiled egg, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
4 slices of streaky bacon, rind removed and cooked crisp
For the dressing:
1 heaped dessert spoon of low fat mayonnaise
1 tsp of tomato ketchup
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp caster sugar
1/2 tsp of chopped sweet pickle
1/2 tsp of finely grated onion
pinch of salt and black pepper
Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Lay one slice of bread onto each of two plates. Top each with 1 slice of ham. Top the ham with the cheese. Top the cheese with the turkey. Divide the lettuce between the two and drizzle each with half of the dressing. Top each with half of the sliced egg, sliced tomato and two slices of bacon criss crossed. Serve immediately. Pass the knives and forks!