Secret Steps to Making the Perfect Sandwich
These are the seven layers every perfect, mouthwatering sammie needs.
Layer 1: Bread
Toast bread for a sturdier base. To cut in half, aim the knife straight across rather than diagonally. A straight cut provides thicker, stronger corners that make it difficult for fillings to slip out.
Layer 2: Lettuce and avocado
Dry lettuce with a paper towel to protect the bread from getting soggy. Place at the top for crispiness. Put avocado here so it’s not squished in the middle.
Layer 3: Cheese
Layer cheese near the top: It protects the bread from the moist middle layer of vegetables and reinforces the sandwich’s structure.
Layer 4: Crunchy layer
Place crispy ingredients such as bacon, walnuts, or celery in the center. This layer offers mouthwatering texture and stays in place surrounded by pillowy layers.
Layer 5: Vegetables
Salt tomato and cucumber slices and place on a paper towel for 10 minutes. This drains excess moisture, increasing flavor.
Layer 6: Meat
Deli meat is round, and sandwich bread is usually square. To avoid bare sandwich corners, cut each circle in half. Align the four straight edges with the bread edges.
Layer 7: Condiments
Add spreads (e.g., mayonnaise, mustard, or pesto) to both pieces of bread for flavor and just the right amount of moisture.