Bizarre but delicious sandwiches
Weird, strange but delicious sandwich combinations
It started with ten of my favourite strange and bizarre sandwiches but it has grown to include readers choices too!
Quite often these combinations are born out of necessity, whatever is available in the kitchen when the munchies attack. Other times the body craves something that we can't just put our finger on, the saltiness of peanut butter with the sweetness of honey for example.
Textures too play and important part; the soft sweet crunch of apple and the salty sharper crunch in potato crisps (chips).
Mashed potato and cheese sandwiches offer a bulky hunger killing snack that squeezes out of the bread and there's no delicate way of eating one.
Sausage and marmalade is a take on the American breakfast without the maple syrup - good old English marmalade. it's worth trying ginger marmalade too for a sharper bite.
Banana and honey with brown sugar is a texture sensationdepend. ing on how you like banana, chunky sliced or very ripe and mushy, the brown sugar offer a nice crunch ...try space dust on the kids!
Bacon and pineapple is a take on the gammon and pineapple dinner.
Melted cheese and potato crisps/chips offers a combined textureof soft hot melted cheese with crunchy crisps.
Grilled Mars Bar on toast, bubbly melted chocolate and caramal on thick sliced seeded bread.
Yoghourt, cucumber and black pudding, imagine the yoghourt and cucumber being like a Greek style dip enhancing the flavour of black pudding. One of those combinations that has to be tried.
Soft cheese and beetroot beaten into a creamy paste is delicious and should be tried, you might never go back to boring sandwitches.
Marshmallow with crumbled chocolate biscuit offers another texture and flavour sensation.
So, read on for some grat ideas and add your twist. Don't forget to leave a comment about your own suggestions.
Ten Bizarre but delicious sandwiches
Marshmallow with crumbled chocolate biscuit .
Wrap the chocolate biscuits in cling film and smash to crumbs whilst grilling the marshmallow until bubbling, then sprinkle the biscuit crumbs as a topping.
Apple and Potato Crisps (chips)
Slice the apple as thin s you possibly can. Butter the bread, tile one layer of apples on one slice of bread. Drop a handful of your favourite flavour crisps/chips on the apple and make another layer of apple on top, add a dollop of whatever your favourite sauce or dressing and place the other slice to finish the sandwich.
Before cutting, squash the sandwich to break and flatten the potato crisps.
Mashed Potato and Cheese
Squirt ketchup or brown sauce on a slice of bread and spread the mash potato as thick as you wish. Squirt more sauce and add grated cheese on top, grill to melt the cheese. Add another slice of bread if desired.
Sausage and Marmalade
If you are like me and choose not to fry your sausages because they end up swimming in their own fat, bake them for 30/40 minutes, halfway through cut them down the middle to 'butterfly' them. 2 or 3 sausages will be ideal for each sandwich..
Spread your favourite marmalade, syrup or even honey on to the bread and add the sausages.
Banana and Honey with Brown Sugar
Spread honey on both slices of bread. Slice the banana, place on the bread and sprinkle brown sugar then grill until the sugar caramelizes.
Bacon and Pineapple
I buy a tin of pineapple rings because they are so convient and I love the juice!
Fry or grill the bacon to how you like it, and whilst you are dealing with the bread and placing the bacon, fry the pineapple slices in the remaining bacon fat to give them a nice crispy surface.
I prefer my pineapple bordering on cremated.
Melted cheese and potato crisps/chips
I prefer big thick chunky slices of bread.
Pile on the cheese and grill until bubbling.
Smash the chips in the packet whilst the cheese is being grilled then sprinkle the crumbs on top of your cheese add your choice of sauce.
Grilled Mars Bar on Toast.
Slice the Mars bar as thinly as possible, but be mindful that too thin might crumble and melt too much, too liquidy.
Place the slices of chocolate like tiles on two slices of toast and grill until you can see the chocolate starting to melt.
Caution!! let this stand for a while as there is a possibility of it being far too hot initially. We don't want severe burns!!
Yoghourt, Cucumber and Black Pudding
The black pudding (pigs blood sausage) adds a fantastic dimension
Slice the cucumbers very, very thinly.
Slice the black pudding to your preference.
Make alternative layers of black pudding, yoghourt, cucumber, black pudding, yoghourt, cubumber
A sandwich idea from swisstoons
" ...Here's a favorite of my own. In fact, I would not be surprised to find that I am the only person in the world ever to have eaten one of these. Pretty simple actually. Two slices of toasted heavy whole wheat bread, spread with chunky peanut butter and topped with cold spicy Korean Kimchi. Deelicious! " ... - courtesy of swisstoons
Sidther's suggestion ....
"I love peanut butter and Lucky charms sandwiches!"
How would you have your luck charms on peanut butter?
Carefully selected flavours
Order of shapes
Choices, choices, choices!!
Soft cheese and beetroot
Chop the beetroot and fold into the soft cream cheese to make a creamy spread.
Tiff0315 loves Banana on toast!
One of my favourites too.
Personally a truly ripe mushy banana spread thickly on hot buttered toast ... part of the 5 a day!!
Maximumgravity1 with her peanut butter and coco pops
Maximumgravity says: A Long the same lines of sidther's comments about peanut butter and Lucky Charms, peanut butter and Cocco Puffs is great too - like a Reese's Peanut Butter Sandwich
- and of course, all sandwiches need to be toasted...
VickiSims suggestion for an unusual sandwich
Some really interesting sandwiches here. I'm feeling really boring with my sandwich tastes. The most unusual one I can think of that I love is cottage cheese or cream cheese and fruit between two slices of banana bread - yum!
"My favorite sandwich includes broccoli on an English muffin with cheese (any variety), toasted in the oven."
I love broccoli cheese and an alternative to cauliflower cheese, and equally both together!
Chazz asked about Tuna and Eggplant ....
does anyone else make a sandwich of tuna salad with eggplant (fried or parmesan) (preferably on whole grain sesame seeded Italian bread but also good on focaccio.)
What's yours - share it with us!