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What can be used instead of cheese to help a grilled sandwich stay together?

Grilled sandwiches like paninis almost always have cheese in them, which is important both for taste and structure. The cheese works like glue to hold the bread together and keep the ingredients in ...
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How to prepare vegetables for a sandwich that can last for several days in a fridge?

I'm not much of a cook but neither am I a complete stranger to the kitchen. I like to prepare sandwiches to take with me to work in a box. Since I do it often, I like to make them more "interesting" ...
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Stringy corned beef

When I get a corned beef sandwich at a restaurant usually the meat has a grain and is kind of stringy. However, when I buy corned beef at a supermarket it smooth and looks similar to roast beef. What ...
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Should I microwave-defrost sandwiches?

I freeze sandwiches made from homemade bread rolls at the weekend, paired in plastic bags, and get a set out at 6 am to take to work in a rucksack. They stay there until I eat them at noon, when they'...
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How long will a peanut butter sandwich last?

So, I made a peanut butter sandwich the other day but forgot about it and left it (wrapped in gladwrap) out in room temperature for 6 hours. (Brioche bun as the bread, peanut butter and butter) and I ...
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How to store hot sandwiches?

I am a student that recently moved to a student apartment, I have been making grilled sandwiches and storing them in aluminium foil to eat at uni. However, this causes the sandwiches to steam ...
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How can I make the dough for an ice cream sandwich easier to work with?

I recently tried to make the "cookie" portion of an ice cream sandwich using this recipe The proportions of ingredients made a rather hard cookie, which by some accounts is good, but broke apart very ...
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What kind of oil and vinegar are used on italian subs? [closed]

I'm a huge fan of sub sandwiches of all varieties, especially the type usually advertised as "italian". One thing I've come to love is oil and vinegar - whenever it's offered as a condiment in a ...
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Cooking sliced ham to make it tender

I am preparing sandwiches that have only really soft ingredients, like gouda cheese, cream cheese, etc. But I would like them to have meat in them, I've decided to use sliced ham for that but the ...
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How to slice bread thinly so it won't crumble?

I make sandwich bread to replace store-bought. However, I need relatively thin slices for peanut butter and jelly and other kid-friendly sandwiches. Any tips for slicing bread?
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Vietnamese Sandwiches - Spread Identification?

A short while ago, I was on vacation, and ate several times at a Vietnamese sandwich shop (in North America) that served what were presented as traditional Vietnamese style sandwiches. While most of ...
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Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

What year was the Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich first made available for sale?
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Do relish recipes typically include vinegar?

I'm designing a sandwich and I want to include a fruit relish as a topping. Are there methods that don't include pickling?
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What can I use in my own kitchen to fashion a panini press?

First, I realize someone asked whether they can use a waffle iron. Great question, great idea. Alas, while I do have a waffle iron, it's not a very good one and won't fit sandwiches of substantial ...
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A spicy vegetable which stays in a sandwich?

I make a vegetable sandwich which I find very good. It has tomato, red onion, avocado, and cucumber. However, it lacks spiciness. I want to avoid spreads and use a vegetable for mild heat. I tried an ...
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How to bind chopped pepperoni, salami, and bacon

I have this sandwich I make that I think is pretty good, except that I have a problem with it falling apart. Basically I take sliced salami, sliced pepperoni, (precooked) bacon, and banana peppers ...
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Is Indian sandwich bread meant to always be grilled or toasted?

In India, there are brands of commercially available white bread, specifically labelled and sold as "Sandwich bread". They are available as square and triangular shaped slices. These breads differ ...
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Is it okay to store sandwich (tonkatsu sandwich) in a container?

i'm thinking of making sandwiches at home and bringing them to the office. Is that okay? I mean, does tonkatsu sandwich have to be hot or warm before it should be eaten? I'm thinking of selling this ...
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Why do peanut butter sandwiches become hard and how to prevent that?

I've done this with many different types and brands of peanut butter and bread, after a few hours (I typically pack them in the morning as a snack for the afternoon) the bread gets rock hard. I'm ...
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How to avoid stiffness and crispness of toasted/oven baked bread sandwiches

I would like to know whether there is any solution to avoid the stiffness and crispness of bread of oven baked sandwiches which uses normal white bread as the base. I used to make sandwiches with ...
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Using cream cheese instead of cheddar in a grilled cheese sandwich

If I want to make a grilled cheese sandwich with cream cheese instead of cheddar, can I get it melted like cheddar?
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how to store a chicken sandwich overnight for lunch the next day

I am currently preparing a chicken breast sandwich using this recipe. However, this is for consumption tomorrow on campus. What's the best way to store this and have it for lunch tomorrow? I only have ...
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Why is my cheesesteak meat tough?

I made Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches and the resulting meat was quite tough and hard to bite off and chew. For the meat I used eye of round steak, cut into roughly 3in by 1/8th-1/4th in strips. I did ...
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How long do peanut butter sandwiches last at room temperature?

We're going on a long flight with our family tonight. I prepared peanut butter sandwiches for the kids, and would like to pack it already to avoid the last minute rush (or forgetting them). We're not ...
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Is it a known technique to serve hot crispy-crust sandwiches on edge?

So, I'm not a chef and there are few foods I'm good at cooking. Grilled sandwiches, however, I would say are one of these few. Of course, for such sandwiches, with grilled or toasted bread, the ...
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How to get cheese melted without burning grilled cheese

I've been using a George Foreman like grill for grilled cheese sandwiches. The problem is the bread seems to burn before the cheese is thoroughly melted. How can I fix this? Do I just need to add more ...
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Why use a sandwich press instead of an oven or pan?

I often make hot sandwiches. Usually I just put butter on the outsides of the bread, then put them in the oven just until the cheese melts. I see other people just put the sandwiches in a pan with ...
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pb&j taste like soap

So I got some scented dish washer soap the other day and my wife used it the first time the other day in the dish washer including by sandwich container. Today when I eat my pb&j she made it ...
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Sandwich wraps always getting way to crispy

I sometimes make sandwich wraps using water, flour, salt and oil. I mix salt, wheat flour and a tiny bit of olive oil and add hot water until I get a homogeneous sticky dough and let it rest for ...
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Does placement of ingredients and condiments on a sandwich change the taste?

When making a cold deli meat sandwich or a burger, does layering the solid ingredients and condiments in a different order change the taste or mouth-feel? If so, how and why? Are there reasons to ...
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how do some sandwiches feel creamy

I'm just learning to cook, I'm from India so sorry if my question is too stupid. I made a sandwich following the recipe given on some blogs, using chicken salami but my sandwich is DRY and many ...
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What is the best way to reheat a sub-style sandwich?

So you go to a deli, pizza place, or any number of places that will sell you a 12"+ hot sandwich (e.g. a philly cheeseteak). You eat half and save the other half for another day. When that other day ...
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What kind of homemade sandwich bread or wrap lasts longest?

I want to prepare a homemade bread, wrap, pita, or tortilla-like food, something to make in advance on weekends, to later fill with typical sandwich fillings, such mayonnaise, cheese, sliced meat, and ...
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Why do most sandwich makers have a triangular shape?

I've seen many hundreds of sandwich making machines in my life, and I noticed that in the vast majority of them, there is a diagonal protrusion that makes sandwiches come up in triangular shapes. ...
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What is this sandwich-salad dish?

I found this open-faced sandwich-like creation in several French-style bakeries in East Asia. The bottom is a narrow piece of toast. On top of this toast the dish is a bit like a salad. This salad ...
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How long will a shooter's sandwich keep?

A shooter's sandwich is intended to be eaten a long time after it is made. I understand that it originated, pre-refrigeration, as a meal that could be prepared the night before and taken on a hunt the ...
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What makes a torpedo roll unique

In New York I've had assorted sandwiches on "Torpedo rolls". They are quite unique in flavor and texture unto themselves. I am a hobbyist baker and can't seem to figure them out. Anyone know what ...
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Can I use a waffle iron as a Panini press?

I have a basic but serviceable waffle iron I bought at a charity shop for a fiver. If I don't mind a waffle pattern on my sandwich, is there any real need for a Panini press?
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What should go in an Italian Sub sandwich? [closed]

I think its provolone, salami, ham, prosciutto, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, oil and vinegar. But I know that is just one variation. Is there a standard Italian sub that all are measured against?
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Toasting sandwich bread before packing a lunch - when is it appropriate?

When I make a sandwich to eat fresh, I pretty much always toast the bread. When I pack a sandwich to eat later, however, I don't. I've always thought that eating cold toast would be gross. Recently ...
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What cheeses work 'best' in melted cheese sandwich applications? [closed]

I enjoy both toasted and grilled cheese sandwiches, but I generally only alternate between havarti and muenster cheese. I would like to branch out but don't know where to start. These are the factors ...
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What kind of sandwich can be made with Shredded Beef?

it's my first time asking here so I am not exactly sure if this question is off-topic or not. So here's the question. My mother made something with shredded beef. I contains a little amount of greens ...
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What kind of meat is used in cheese steak?

I want to do some cheese steak at home. I was wondering what kind of meat should I buy. What part?
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Lunch meat is slimy on outside?

Sometimes when I buy lunch meat cuts, from the supermarket, they quickly get slimy on the outside. Regardless of the date which is indicated by the sticker. I perform taste, smell, and visual checks ...
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Are there guidelines for choosing bread for a sandwich?

I'm trying to figure out if there's a sort of "etiquette" to it, like there is with wine. Obviously, some sandwiches just "go" with a certain bread, like cream cheese and salmon on a bagel. I'm ...
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Ultimate Grilled Cheese : Keeping it together

Maybe it's called something else, but to me a grilled cheese sandwich with extra stuff in it is an "ultimate". The extra stuff I'm referring to is generally tomato, onion (thin sliced raw or grilled) ...
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My Cheese Melted while in the Fridge?

I have a sandwich that says "sell by 11/4". The sandwich is white bread, provolone cheese, turkey breast, and some lettuce wrapped in a plastic bag. I went to go eat the sandwich today and found that ...
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Is it cost effective to make your own roast beef sandwich?

Seeing how expensive deli meat is it sure seems like roast beef sandwiches would be cheaper to make if you did your own roast and sliced it thin. Are there any cons to this method? I imagine it ...