Grilled Sandwich Bits
Cooking tips for the caring cook.
If you're making grilled sandwiches, follow these quick tips to keep them easy-to-eat:
- Use firm bread that will not disintegrate when you pile on the ingredients.
- Slice vegetables, meats and cheeses evenly and on the thin side so that they stack up well.
- For skillet sandwiches, press the sandwich down in the skillet to keep it compact and to ensure that the cheese melts evenly. If the sandwich is not too tall, you can push it down with your hand; if it is bulky; weight it down with a small skillet or a large onion or potato.
- Once the sandwich is made, does not mess it up when you cut it. Use a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion. Do not push down; let the knife do the work.
- Make sandwiches with whole grain, pumpernickel, or rye bread. If you need to ease into the taste of whole grain gradually, make your sandwich with 1 slice of refined bread and 1 slice of whole grain bread.
- When making small finger sandwiches, use an electric knife to cut them and the filling won't run all over the counter.
- When making sandwiches for children, try using your animal shaped cookie cutters on them for a unique treat.