Secret Ingredients for the Best Sandwich | Reader's Digest

Secret Ingredients for the Best Sandwich

Try one of these ingredients in your sandwich.

By Meaghan Cameron
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    2. Hoagie

    Secret ingredient: Oil and vinegar
    Classic hoagies, originating in Philadelphia, are moistened with oil and vinegar, never mayonnaise

    Also try:
    Pesto: A sauce of basil puree with pine nuts and garlic adds a tangy punch to sandwiches.

    3. Po' Boy

    Secret ingredient: Fried seafood
    The po' boy is a New Orleans sandwich made with fried seafood and topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. – gianteagle.com

    Also try:
    Chicken fingers retain the crunch of a seafood po’ boy, but are more friendly for those who don’t like fish.

    4. Cuban

    Secret ingredient and technique: Pickles and pressing
    The classic Cuban sandwich is filled with meats, cheese, and pickles and then pressed. Pickles add a mouth-tingling brininess. Pressing lends an element of crunch to the outside of the sandwich, and melds the ingredients together to ensure the perfect bite every time.

    Also try:
    Hot cherry peppers for a spicy kick or even pickled jalapenos.

    5. French Dip

    Secret ingredient: Au jus
    A French dip is a roast beef or steak sandwich dripping with an au jus or consommé. The eater dips the sandwich into the side of soupy gravy.

    Also try:
    Grilled cheese dipped in tomato soup. This classic will warm you from the inside out.

    6. Muffuleta

    Secret ingredient and technique:The addition of olive salad for flavor and resting to marry the ingredients makes a super-flavorful sandwich.
    Like the po’ boy, the muffuleta sandwich hails from New Orleans "where it is often sold as an entire loaf of bread suitable for four people." It is made on a large round loaf and then topped with a piquant salad that usually includes olives, but also may include other marinated crisp vegetables. An important part of crafting the sandwich is the resting period where all the flavors meld. Resting simply means making the sandwich in advance and letting it sit, allowing the flavors to soak into the bread.
    Also try:

    • Use the resting technique on other kinds of sandwiches, and then grab them on the way to work in the morning.
    • Make one big sandwich to feed the whole family.
    • A light vinaigrette on crunchy vegetables will give you healthy fiber and compelling crunch.
    Sources: Gianteagle.com, tasteofcuba.com, foodnetwork.com, Seriouseats.com

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    • Anonymous

      I consider French fries and potato chips junk foods I would rather use scrambled egg and mayonnaise as ingredients for sandwich .