If you want to enjoy a great sandwich, you have to build a great sandwich. To do so, here are some steps to keep in mind.
1. Choosing the Bread
When it comes to choosing the bread for your sandwich, it really depends upon what you want to put on it. If you want to use fillings that are more moist, such as tomatoes or avocadoes, you will want to stick with dense and dry bread. A dense and dry bread will not fall apart when it encounters moist fillings. As a result, it will be able to support the fillings and still keep the bread sturdy.
If you are making a sandwich with dryer ingredients, you can go with a lighter bread that isn't as thick. You can also toast the bread, which will make it crispy and can be a way to warm up the ingredients inside as well. In addition, toasting bread can give it a sweeter overall taste.
2. Get the Spread Right
After the bread, you need to choose the spread that goes on the sandwich. A spread is important, as it adds moisture to your sandwich and can add a burst of flavor.
With the spread, you can stick with traditional spread such as mustard or mayo. However, if you want to enjoy more flavor on your sandwich, you can go with a spread such as pesto, salsa, or some BBQ sauce. Just remember that when you add the sauce, don't skimp and put it only in the center of the bread. Instead, spread the topping all the way to the edge of the bread. This will help seal the sandwich together.
3. Layer the Ingredients Correctly
Next, it is important to layer the ingredients correctly. You are going to want to put layers such as the meat and cheese closer to the bread, then, with the layers that are moist, such as a tomato or a cucumber, put those in the middle, further away from the edges of the bread. This way, the moisture doesn't harm the sandwich. If you are using lots of moist ingredients, be sure you are using toasted bread.
You can also get creative with your layers. For example, you can add sauteed onions to the mixture, roasted pepper, or some carrots for a little crunch. You can use cabbage or spinach instead of lettuce. There are lots of ways to add flavor and change up the structure of your sandwich.
When creating a sandwich, choose a bread that supports your ingredients. Use a sauce that will add moisture to the sandwich and add lots of flavors. Be careful with how you assemble the ingredients, keeping the ones that are moist further away from the bread.