‘Bread For A Sandwich Should Be Delicious Enough To Eat On Its Own’

‘Bread For A Sandwich Should Be Delicious Enough To Eat On Its Own’

If you want to build the best sandwiches, this simple rule of thumb will ensure that every sandwich you make turns out great.

Photo by Vicky Wasik.

Niki Achitoff-Grey at Serious Eats spoke with sandwich-making professionals around the US to find the best tips for building one of the best meals out there. When it comes to putting things between two slices of bread, most of the experts agreed that the bread itself is half the battle. Or, as Achitoff-Grey puts it:

…any bread you’re using for a sandwich should be delicious enough to eat on its own.

If you can enjoy eating the bread, you’re going to love eating the sandwich; plain and simple. The sandwich-making experts suggest getting some high-quality artisan breads from local bakeries, or baking it yourself.

If you only have supermarket bread on hand, toast the bread for a little extra crispness and flavour, or throw it on a grill with some butter. If you’ve got some rolls, carve out the dome so there’s less bread to chew through and more room for sandwich fixings and condiments. You can find a ton more great sandwich tips at the link below.

How to Build a Better Sandwich: The Experts Weigh In [Serious Eats]


  • Any thoughts on how we can halt the ridiculous brioche as a burger bun trend?
    For my Uber Eats burger restaurants, nearly all of them have to be avoided as they’ve fallen for this brioche nonsense. I can’t think of anything worse than a milky, sugary, airy, sweet bun to be the wrapping for my burger.
    Maybe just me.

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