Thursday, January 21, 2010
Dutch Crunch (or Tiger Bread?) is a special kind of roll that is only available in California for some reason. It's soft on the inside and has this crunchy layer on top that gives it its name.When fresh, it's probably the best sandwich bread in the world but when it gets stale it loses the crunch. This particular Dutch Crunch sandwich was purchased at the Holiday Market in Redding, CA. If you ever drive through Redding on your way somewhere I would highly recommend getting a sandwich here. At one point while in Redding I had to decide if I wanted this sick coat from Salvation Army or a Dutch Crunch sandwich (they both cost about $6) and I chose the sandwich.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I'm slowly trying to build up the skills to make a sandwich completely from scratch. I started by making mayonnaise, which is really simple and definitely worth the tiny bit of effort it takes. If you haven't had homemade mayo you haven't lived.
It's so good I started eating it alone on slices of bread. The rosemary and garlic are really what made it great but you can put anything you want in it. I'm thinking the next batch will have fried capers.
After that I made kimchi. Also real simple.
Next time I will definitely take the time to find Korean chili flakes instead of substituting cayenne pepper. I put way too much cayenne and had to rinse this shit like five times because it hurt so bad it gave me the hiccups.
Pickled some green beans too but to be honest I never used them in a sandwich, only as a side.
I'm more than happy to share these recipes with anyone who's interested, btw.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
After my first bacon, egg, and cheese post I thought maybe I should leave it at that but I realized that it is a most versatile sandwich and its many varieties deserve to be acknowledged.
I intended on making this first sandwich real simple, classic b.e.c. style and at the last minute added some mushrooms and onions to the eggs.
This second one is on a slice of this bread my mom made last night. I suppose it's an open faced sandwich. I put a bit of mayo and a bit of ketchup, not something I usually do but I was too lazy to cut a tomato. Delicious nevertheless.
I suggest clicking the pics for a larger than life sandwich experience.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Named so because the sandwich is sick and so am I. New York welcomed me back last night by giving me a cold but that hasn't stopped me from preparing myself delicious sandwiches. Like this multi-grain "sandwich thin" (great for toasting) filled with salami, bocconcini, tomato, basil, dijon, mayo, and salt & pepper.
I've got some sandwich photos that will hopefully be coming by media mail eventually and I'm working on a post about homemade condiments. Moving across the country sort of put this blog on the back burner. But I'm back for the time being and so is Sandwich Worldview.