It’s still Summer! I don’t know why, but this year, I’ve been expecting the balmy weather to give out aaaaaany minute now.
But enough about that. I made sandwiches, designed especially for eating in a park.
The main ingredients: some quality meat, some bitchin’ mustard, and arugula.
Left the bread untoasted, because good crusty bread is difficult enough in a sandwich without turning the crust into jagged shards that destroy the roof of your mouth.
I happened to be out of mayonnaise, so I used butter instead. It’s a British thing. Still feels kinda weird.
The order of things in a sandwich is crucial to me. Vegetables never go under meat. Meat is the anchor. Cheese goes in between.
However, in the case of this arugula, I had to put one layer of meat on top to hold it onto the sandwich. This almost killed me.
At picnics, the squished-to-death sandwich at the bottom is always the best. Wrap your sandwiches well, and press them. Let them rest under a heavy cutting board for a bit. Squeeze them. Step on them. Whatever it takes.
Remember that quality bread (like this) will resist being squished. Less-ideal bread will give up the ghost almost immediately.
In a perfect world, I would’ve also put a li’l olive salad on this sandwich, ersatz muffaletta style. It is not a perfect world, and it was getting dark.
Still, it was just right.
Oh my god, do you really think I'm giving you a recipe for sandwiches? You do not need a recipe for sandwiches.
- Sandwich filling
1. Put the sandwich filling on the bread.