AJAR.id – Hello Ajarian! There is a variety of contexts in which sandwiches may need to be produced. There is also a wide range of end products which may be regarded as sandwiches or ‘sandwich products’.
Traditionally, a sandwich is just two slices of bread and filling. But, as the time goes by, people developed a ‘contemporary sandwich’ which can be seen as one made from different bread types and containing more modern fillings which may include red peppers, apple, cream cheese, sweet corn, prawns, etc.
This is a Brazilian delicacy featuring a French bun with most of its center removed and loaded with cheese, sliced roast beef, tomato, and pickled cucumber.
Same as traditional sandwich but made with one slice of brown bread and one slice of white bread, the sandwich is cut into square quarters and arranged so that brown and white squares alternate in a checkerboard pattern.
A variation is to use multiple alternating slices of white and brown bread (up to eight slices). A further variation is to cut them into rectangles (Domino sandwich).
This is a bun loaded with beef, meat, eggs, cheese and peppers, and flavored with garlic and mayonnaise. It is a national dish in Uruguay.
- Club sandwich
This is the same as a traditional sandwich with an extra layer of filling and an extra slice of bread (bread, filling, bread, filling, bread) and is often held together with a toothpick, and maybe toasted.
- Cocktail sandwich
A small triangular sandwich usually with crust off served as a canapé at a cocktail function. These are often held together with a toothpick to make them easier to remove from the plates and to help with eating.
- Filled rolls
These are rolls filled with whatever is required. Subs may be seen as filled rolls.
- Finger sandwich
These are the traditional sandwich with crusts cut off, and sliced into finger shape. They are sometimes referred to as ‘ribbon’ sandwiches. Again, multiple slices of bread can be used. A ribbon sandwich usually has different color bread in it, brown and white.
- Open sandwiches
This is a slice of bread with topping but no top slice of bread, and is also known as an open-face sandwich or ‘tartine’. These are extremely popular in Denmark and the Scandinavian countries.
- Pinwheel sandwich
This is a single slice of bread with the cut crust off. It is rolled lightly with rolling pin, the spread (flavored) or a soft filling is added, and it is then rolled and sliced into wheel shapes that give a spiral appearance.
- Pullman sandwiches
Also known by some as ‘tea sandwiches’, these generally comprise three slices of bread and feature ‘moist’ ingredients. They are cut into fingers. One distinguishing feature of the Pullman sandwich is that it is often made from a Pullman loaf and the bread is cut horizontally rather than vertically.
- Tea sandwich
A small sandwich, cut into triangles (quarters) with light filling designed more as a snack than a meal. Similar to a cocktail sandwich but may have the crust on.
Sandwiches can be made-to-order for an individual customer in a takeaway situation where the customer chooses the sandwich they want and waits while we make it according to their specific requirements. Sandwiches may also be pre-made then packaged and stored for customers.
Read also: The Skills and Knowledge Required to Make Sandwiches
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Written by: Alan Hickman, Garry Blackburn
Subject Matter: Prepare a variety of sandwiches