Do your sandwich a favour and do more than just toss it in a plastic baggie. Wrap it like this with a sheet of wax paper and keep it from getting crushed in your lunch bag. It won't leak, it will stay dry and it's perfect for eating on the go without a mess (or saving one half for later.) Image by Vicky Wasik.
You can use waxed paper, baking paper or even foil if you prefer. Here's how to do it:
- Tear about 30cm of paper and place it on a flat surface with your sandwich in the middle. The top of the sandwich should be facing away from you.
- Bring the top and bottom edges of the paper together over the sandwich and fold down in 1cm increments until the paper is flush with the sandwich. This helps the sandwich stay secure in the paper during transport.
- Fold the sides of the paper into triangles, creasing the bottom of the triangle where it meets the side of the sandwich. Fold under the sandwich. Tape the points of the triangles together if you like.
Sound familiar? That's how most delis and other sandwich shops wrap flat sandwiches. Cut your sandwich in half if you like to eat it that way, or you think you might not finish the whole thing. Wrap in a layer around the whole thing to keep the halves together. If you prefer a reusable option, there are plenty of cloth sandwich wrappers you can buy online. For a step-by-step visual guide, check out the link below.
How to Wrap Your Sandwiches for Better Eating on the Go [Serious Eats]