The most widespread and fast in preparation, and frequently and the most convenient snack in the use, it, certainly, a sandwich. Well, the right who did not eat a sandwich? And who did not prepare a sandwich? Small children can positively answer these questions unless absolutely. The history of an origin of this snack is a little confused and mislaid in centuries. One sources attribute the invention of sandwiches to ancient Jews who stacked on matzo various slices of viands, other sources send us to far fantastic India, assuring, what exactly chapatis, used as edible tableware, are ancestors of a modern sandwich. However the most authentic the version of an origin of a sandwich from medieval Europe looks. In Europe bread slices used as plates, stacking on them slices of meat, fish and other dishes. On termination of a meal with the bread which has absorbed in sauces and juice, arrived simply – rich persons distributed this bread to beggars, poor men ate him.
The modern sandwich does not manage only bread and butter. Today a variety of sandwiches amazes with the scope. It and simple classical sandwiches with sausage, cheese or fish, this and infinite variety of sandwiches, and even difficult multilayered sandwiches which differently as small culinary masterpieces also you will not name. In modern cookery distinguish two kinds of sandwiches – sandwiches opened and closed, differently named sandwiches. The closed sandwich invented by John Montegju, the fourth count Sendvichsky, a sandwich with butter differs from opened by that slices of products settle down between two slices of bread thanks to what such sandwich becomes more convenient for holding in a hand.
On a way of giving sandwiches divide on hot, warmed up in a microwave or an oven, and cold. Sometimes to sandwiches wrongly carry hamburgers and even a pizza, dishes absolutely independent, though also rather congenial to today’s our hero – to a sandwich.
Today «Culinary Edem» has tried to collect for you councils and recipes which can help to prepare for you not only tasty and convenient, but also useful and nutritious sandwiches. Sandwiches which will serve you as a simple and fast breakfast, and sandwiches which can decorate your festive table.
1. To prepare rather tasty sandwich, it is necessary to use only fresh bread. Not very well, what kind of bread you take for your preparation of sandwich – wheaten or rye, it is important that it there was a bread fresh, soft and fragrant. You can start to stack products at once on the sliced bread, and can preliminary fry bread slices with one (as it is accepted in England) or from two parties. Such fried crackling bread name a toast. Most easier to prepare toasts, using special electric devices – toasters, but it is possible to manage and a simple frying pan. Warm up a frying pan and, without adding some oil, fry slices of bread to a golden crust. The thickness of a slice of bread can vary to your taste and the discretion, however, here again there are rules. For a classical open sandwich is better slices of bread about 1 centimeter approach in the thickness, for sandwiches take slices in the thickness of 0.5 centimeters.
2. Quite often as snack to a festive table modern mistresses like to submit sandwiches with salad. It can be both green vegetable salad, and any kinds of salads meat and fish. And here many commit an error, preparing such sandwich on a slice of simple fresh bread that frequently leads soaking bread from juice and sauces. Is better to prepare sandwiches with salads on well fried toasts. Such sandwich will not be in time melted and will not collapse at you in hands. Also you can prepare a sandwich with salad, using halves of the small unsweetened rolls which strong crust will perfectly keep your sandwich from soaking and courses.
3. Very often we do not have not enough time for breakfast preparation. Also it is that case when the sandwich is irreplaceable. Fast in the preparation, convenient, he allows us to have breakfast with the minimum time expenses. If you want to reduce a preparation time of a breakfast to a minimum prepare all components for a sandwich since evening. Cut bread, cheese, vegetables, sausage or meat and place slices of products in tightly closed plastic containers. For each kind of products use the separate container! It will allow to keep products fresh and will not allow to them to lose the taste and aroma as it often occurs when all products are combined in one container. Try to use whenever possible for a breakfast grain bread. Such bread is rich with all important nutrients which are very important for receiving in the first food intake.
4. If you use oil at preparation of sandwiches at you the additional open space for imagination opens. After all it is possible to use not only pure butter, but also to fill oil with various flavoring additives that will enrich taste and aroma of your sandwich. For example, for sharp snackbars of sandwiches oil with garlic and fennel perfectly will approach. In advance get from the refrigerator 200 г butter that by the time of preparation it was warmed and became soft. Small chop 4-5 sprockets of garlic and crush their flat party of a knife blade. 30 г fennel clear of large branches and small cut. Combine all components in a cup or small pan, add salt to taste and carefully shalt all together by means of a pestle. Ready oil cool in the refrigerator during a half an hour. Submit on a rye toast, having decorated with a fennel branch.
5. There is an opinion that sandwiches, as well as any other kind фастфуда, it is food which cannot be healthy by definition. Recollect how many time from your mums and grandmothers you heard: «do not spoil a stomach sandwiches, go you sing hot soup!» . And how many time you said this phrase? That! And after all this representation is erroneous. The sandwich can and should be a product of a healthy food. And to make its that in your forces. Use grain bread, refuse unduly sharp and fat sauces, replace smoked sausage with a slice of boiled meat, a bird or fish, add to your sandwich of fresh vegetables and greens. Such simple councils will allow you to transform a fast food product in high-grade, rich with the important nutrients and vitamins a breakfast or a lunch. The sandwich with caviar capelin is very tasty, nutritious and vitamin-rich, for example. From a slice of rye grain bread prepare a toast. Smear your toast with caviar capelin, strew small chopped greens of fennel, from above put a thin slice of low-fat cheese and pair of circles of tomatoes.
6. One more fine variant of useful and very tasty sandwich for a breakfast – a sandwich with a brynza and vegetables. Three items of l. Brynzas pound with two boiled carrots, two yolks welded hard-boiled the eggs, several branches of small chopped fennel and one onion small cut and slightly fried in olive oil. Turned out weight salt and pepper to taste and smear on a thin rye toast. The remained egg whites small chop up and strew them your sandwich. Submit, having decorated with a fennel branch. Such sandwich harmoniously combines fats, fibers, carbohydrates, and also vitamins (including beta carotin) and celullose. And what is necessary for a high-grade breakfast?
7. However, sandwiches are not only fast in preparation and convenient food in the use. Sandwiches can be and the extremely refined and even magnificent. Well prepared sandwich can easily decorate any celebratory table, and the popularity will surpass many other celebratory dishes. Also believe, the sandwich for a celebratory table is not only a sandwich with яйцом and sprats. There is a weight of much more refined variants. Try to prepare a sandwich with a chicken fillet and peach slices. Carefully beat off 6 pieces of a chicken fillet, slightly turned up it in a butter, fill in with a glass of white table wine and extinguish to readiness. A ready fillet cool and cut thin slices. Three ripe, but not too soft peach scald, remove from them a thin skin, remove a stone, and pulp cut thin segments. Fresh hot wheat bread cut not thick slices, grease with a thin layer of a butter, on oil lay a leaf of fresh salad, then slices of a hen, and on them peach segments. A ready sandwich decorate mesh from easy mayonnaise and a parsley leaf. Gentle and unusual taste of such sandwich will not leave your visitors indifferent.
8. Hot sandwiches with ease will decorate both daily, and a celebratory table. Fragrant, radiating with heat and hot sandwiches teasing by gentle fused cheese will be to the taste also to you, and your visitors. Prepare hot sandwiches with seafood and submit them with dry white wine. Here will see, nobody will be disappointed by an entertainment. Small cut 50 г your favourite seafood, mix with 50 г marinaded mushrooms (better white) and small chopped head of onions. Salt, add a little red ground pepper and a pinch of a dried peel of a lemon. All carefully mix. A ready mix in regular intervals smear on white bread slices, and from above put a slice of any firm cheese. The sandwich prepared thus bake in strong heated to an oven, having laid on greased with a butter противень. Time backing 3-4 minutes. Submit hot, having decorated with a parsley branch.
9. Sandwiches even in a condition to help you to give to your table east colour. Try to prepare sandwiches in the Indian style. Time spent for them with interest will pay off refined pleasure which will be presented by such sandwiches to you and your visitors. Crumb in a bowl of 200 grammes of good low-fat house cottage cheese. Add to it 2 small cut branches of a coriander, 30 grammes of small chopped green onions, m ч.л. Caraway seeds, 2 сloves small chopped garlic, there is some hot pepper chili, your favourite mix of east spices and 1 item of l. A tomato paste. Salt and carefully mix. From four slices of white bread for sandwiches cut off crusts. Bread slices unroll with the help plunger. On the unrolled bread put a stuffing and curtail it for roll. Everyone roll grease with a butter and fry on a frying pan to a ruddy crust.
10. And, certainly, a huge variety indulge us sandwiches sweet. It can be and the simple slice of fresh bread smeared with grandmother’s jam and unusual, difficult sandwiches, more likely reminding refined cakes. Indulge itself and the children with a sweet sandwich with fruit. From white bread prepare toasts and grease with their thin layer of a butter. From above lay slices of tinned peaches or pineapples. On fruit lay out a hill a little apricot jam, strew all pounded walnuts and decorate with a cap of whipped cream. Such delicacy is necessary to liking both to children, and adults.
Certainly, it is possible to tell about various kinds and ways of preparation of sandwiches infinitely. But nevertheless the main thing in preparation of sandwiches is your own imagination and experience. Be not afraid to dream and experiment, and we are assured that thanks to your skill on light there will be yet one recipe of tasty and unusual sandwiches. And «Culinary Edem» on the pages always will help you to orient with an infinite choice of recipes of it, without exaggeration, the most many-sided dish.