Gourmet sandwich… at home
Whoever said that sandwiches should be reserved for lunchboxes and that gourmet sandwiches are best served at the deli counter? We’re here to tell you that a gourmet sandwich like this is a fine feast to be shared at home. A-hem… your gourmet meal is calling… and it’s calling from the kitchen!
The next best thing since sliced bread!
We discovered it! We didn’t invent it, but we’re so excited that Breville did. Okay…okay… maybe they didn’t invent the toaster, but they created this beauty and dare we say, re-invented the toasting experience.
You know how you’ve always wished you could check on how your toast was coming along, but every time you pop the bread out, you stop the toasting and have to restart… then you let it go too long and end up burning your toast. Ugh! The struggle is real people!
With this toaster, we have the choice to “LIFT AND LOOK” with the press of a button, then if we decide we want our bread to have a little more time under the rays, we press, “A BIT MORE” and it does just that… continuing from where it left off, rather than having to start back from zero. And by the way, the bread goes down and rises smoothly with a motorized control.
YES…I know… mind blown… right!
There’s also a volume control. So, not only does it beep when your bread or bagel automatically rises to the top when done, but for people like me, with some hearing loss, it’s nice to hear the beep. This is the first time a toaster has been so thoughtful.
But wait, there’s more. Not only is there a beep to indicate completion, but there are countdown lights too. Set your toast to the desired time and then watch the bars of light disappear slowly. Talk about toasty precision.
Don’t even get me started about the crumb tray. Ok… too late…I’ve started… Get this… it’s in the front. Breville… thank you. Talk about ease of use and cleanup. Even the little things makes me so happy.
The makings of a great gourmet sandwich.
What makes a sandwich a gourmet sandwich? It’s really all about the quality and variety of ingredients, the way it’s assembled, and the sauce that slathers the perfect bread.
Ours is just one version of awesomeness, but consider this a foundation for creating your own gourmet sandwich.
You can use a different sauce (though you really should try ours–seriously), choose different deli meats, or bread. Some may swear by the panini, others factor the type or thickness of the sliced bread. We just say, choose a delicious and fresh baked bread that you enjoy.
We love the bread we chose. Thin crust, soft crumb, and toasted to perfection. It looked almost too pretty to eat… but we got past the looks and devoured the sandwiches with no problem.
The right tools and ingredients
We always say it’s important to have excellent ingredients and the right tools to be successful and enjoy your time in the kitchen. A toaster is no exception. It’s one of the most used small appliances in our kitchen so it matters to us, and we’re thrilled with our Breville, as we sincerely are with all our Breville products.
Make simple ingredients gourmet, and eat well friends.
Quality meats, cheese, tasty sauce and perfect bread. We’re here to tell you that a gourmet sandwich like this is a fine feast to be shared at home.
- 4 slices Italian or French bread, thick cut
- 6 slices mortadella, thinly sliced
- 4 slices prosciutto cotto, thinly sliced
- 4 slices prosciutto, thinly sliced
- 8 slices soppressata, thinly sliced
- 8 slices spicy salami, thinly sliced
- 4 slices tomatoes
- 2 leaves green leaf lettuce
- 2 slices red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- 1 whole sun dried tomato
- 3 tbsp mayonaise
- 1 small clove garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp chili flakes
- 1 generous pinch salt
Use a hand blender to blend the sun dried tomato, mayo and garlic into a smooth sauce, in a small bowl.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, chili flakes and salt.
Toast the bread.
Now assemble the sandwiches. Brush the mayo sauce on the bottom slice, add the cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, add the vinaigrette and top off with the last slice of bread.
Serve with pickles or other favourite sides. Enjoy!
Feel free to change the meats or bread to make it your own personal sandwich style.