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Why is the outside of grilled cheese buttered?

The part that is buttered is the part that comes into contact with the cooking surface (a pan or a toastie maker). By adding fat the surface of the bread is fried rather than merely toasted, giving a ...
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How to store hot sandwiches?

No, you can't make a grilled sandwich, seal it and expect it to still be crispy later. You can reduce the mushiness quite a bit by letting the sandwich cool completely on a wire rack before you ...
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How to prepare vegetables for a sandwich that can last for several days in a fridge?

There’s a third option between storing the vegetables for a week and cutting them in the morning: Cut just the amount you need for one morning the evening before. Storing overnight is not a safety ...
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What can be used instead of cheese to help a grilled sandwich stay together?

If you find roasted sweet potato to be a strong flavour, that makes things harder. Mixed roast vegetables, including some roast sweet potato or squash can work well, and the flavour of one vegetable ...
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Lunch meat is slimy on outside?

I think it may often just be fat/protein slime. Unfortunately, that's going to be hard to distinguish safe fat/protein slime from bad bacterial slime, so this is probably yet another time where you'll ...
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What kind of oil and vinegar are used on italian subs?

It depends. At Subway sandwich shops (the fast food chain), "oil and vinegar" means a blended vegetable oil and an inexpensive red wine vinegar. That is all. Some Subway shops may have one oil bottle ...
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Do relish recipes typically include vinegar?

Fruit relishes (including salsas, chutneys, and plain sauces like applesauce) can be made without vinegar. But they almost always include some extra acid - if not vinegar, then usually citrus juice. ...
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How to slice bread thinly so it won't crumble?

What I've always found works for me is to skip the bread knife and use a very sharp, smooth knife instead - chef's knife or similar - and slice the bread gently so the sharpness of the knife cuts it, ...
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How to bind chopped pepperoni, salami, and bacon

What I did to solve my problem was I made a thick cheese sauce with some of the pepperjack/sharp cheddar (grated some of it, coated in corn starch, melted in a little bit of milk), and mixed that into ...
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Is Indian sandwich bread meant to always be grilled or toasted?

As Jefromi already mentioned in a comment, the sandwich bread common in the Western part of the world is soft and often sweet, ready to eat. When you search online for 'indian sandwich bread' you ...
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A spicy vegetable which stays in a sandwich?

My home pickled beans get spicy because there's a dried red pepper or two in the jar, along with a dill head and some garlic cloves. The beans are very nice in a sandwich. But you could pickle-and-...
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A spicy vegetable which stays in a sandwich?

For this specific requirement I eat sliced cherry peppers in my sandwiches. While they are not the length that you could cut cucumbers, I have little problem keeping them in the sandwich. I have ...
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Should I microwave-defrost sandwiches?

No matter what you do in this situation, you are likely to end up with soggy sandwiches. This has nothing to do with light. Firstly, the bread of pre-made sandwiches will naturally pick up moisture ...
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Why does some mayonnaise burn when toasted?

With the exception of the water and salt, any of those ingredients will burn if you heat them hot enough. If you're seeing it more with a particular brand, though, and if it's happening at ...
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Trying to improve a vegetarian wrap by adding spinach

Fresh uncooked washed baby spinach would be best. Just the leaves, no stems. If you wanted to, you could lay the spinach out over the wrap, then put the fried ingredients on while hot, so that they ...
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A spicy vegetable which stays in a sandwich?

Deseeding the pepper thoroughly and slicing it into millimeter thick rings should make it stay put. You could sprinkle the rings on like a green herb.
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Stringy corned beef

In addition to the direction the corned beef was sliced, you need to boil the corned beef just below a hard simmer -- not on a hard boil. I have relatives who crank the knob to 11 and boil the thing ...
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Quantity of ingredients to make 150 veg sandwiches

(Hopefully someone else can give a more specific recommendation, as I know this doesn’t completely answer your question) The search term to use when looking for this sort of information is ‘quantity ...
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A spicy vegetable which stays in a sandwich?

One way to make your sandwich spicy would be kimchi, or if you have the time, you can make your own spicy pickled cabbage in your refrigerator, as explained in this recipe for hasperat.
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Vietnamese Sandwiches - Spread Identification?

Pate can vary in color depending on what you put in it, so I'd say what you were eating was pate! Here's a pate recipe with a resultant gray hue: http://berriesandspice.com/vietnamese-banh-mi-pate/
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Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Wikipedia's article on Wendy's says it was added to the menu full-time in 1996, and was a promotional thing before then. There's no source given, unfortunately, but I found this 1996 shareholder ...
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A spicy vegetable which stays in a sandwich?

Watercress, sorrel, nasturtium leaves (or Nasturtium flowers, but the leaves will work better in a sandwich.) All are spicy, but it's not "hot pepper flavor." You could pickle some peppery (spiced up)...
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How to bind chopped pepperoni, salami, and bacon

Your binding challenge can be solved by: Julienne cut your meats so they are stringy and tangle together (but not too compact). Take most, not all the cheese from top and bottom layers and mix with ...
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Should I microwave-defrost sandwiches?

I think it is worth looking at your sandwich making process to see if there are any things you can do to reduce the likelihood of this dampness. You mentioned that you freshly bake the rolls, do you ...
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How to prepare vegetables for a sandwich that can last for several days in a fridge?

It depends on your vegetable, but the best way to store most prepped vegetables is to make sure they stay moist. The best way to do this is to cover them with a damp cloth. Another thing you can do is ...
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How long do peanut butter sandwiches last at room temperature?

They can be considered bad when the bread becomes moldy. If it is regular bread with normal preservatives then I would give them about 7 to 10 days before not eating them. Peanuts last stupidly long ...
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Lunch meat is slimy on outside?

I strongly believe the sliminess of otherwise healthful sliced luncheon meats results from water added during processing. The food processor/manufacturer endeavors to inject as much water in the ...
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What is the best way to reheat a sub-style sandwich?

For meatball parm I do this: Cut sandwich filling lengthwise down the center, trying not to cut through bottom bread. Lay sandwich on baking sheet open, so heat can get at the cut center Bake at 425 ...
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Cooking sliced ham to make it tender

You could use pâté or rilette or cretons or similar (spreadable meat pastes). Alternatively, Cook's Ham has a recipe for "ham pâté" (Basically throw the ham in a food processor, then mix in some ...
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How long will a peanut butter sandwich last?

Generally, peanut butter has a fairly good shelf life. Putting it on bread doesn't change that. Ordinary salted butter should also be alright for a day or two, as long as it wasn't in direct sunlight ...
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