Nothing says Fall like a perfectly crisp apple, but sometimes it's even better if you get that fruit in a sandwich. In this edition of Between the Bread, learn how to make an autumnal sandwich with smoked gouda, deli ham, Fuji apples, and sweet mustard, all jammed between two toasted slices of nine-grain bread. Watch the video, then get the recipe.
Banh mi? Been there. The num pang is the next big sandwich thing. Made famous by the NYC sandwich shop Num Pang, this Cambodian street food was one of the first sandwiches the POPSUGAR editors insisted I sample upon moving to New York. For our first on-location episode of Between the Bread, we traveled to the flagship restaurant to taste the popular coconut tiger shrimp num pang firsthand. Watch as cofounders and owners Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly show us how to assemble this easy and outstanding sandwich. Then, print out the recipe.
Sushi meets sandwiches? Wait, hear me out. This sandwich is inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, the classic salmon and avocado, with a spicy Japanese-mustard kick. It combines smoked salmon, avocado, and wasabi cream cheese, served on dark rye or pumpernickel bread, and in addition to capturing sushi flavors, it evokes bagels and lox. Plus, it's a lot easier to make than sushi. Watch and see how it's done.
Even if figs were available year-round, I would not be able to get enough of them. But in reality, they have a very fleeting season, which makes them even more precious. Typically found in markets from mid-Summer to early October, figs are delicious fresh from the basket, but they are also great cooked, like on pizza or in this fig, banana, and almond butter panini. Watch to learn the supersimple recipe.
Bring the party to your sandwich and a sandwich to your party. Whether you're hosting a backyard gathering or serving a crowd at a picnic, you're better off sticking to easy meal ideas. I love making party subs for a crowd, using sturdy baguettes stuffed with simple ingredients. These sandwiches are easy to cut, serve, and eat on the go, whether you're at the beach, in the car, at an outdoor concert, or just holding a drink.
The key is skipping mayo in favor of avocado and mustard and nestling the ingredients in the bread. From there, add the ingredients you love the most. Watch to find out how to make a tidy, tasty sandwich that travels well.
Right now, tomatoes are in the middle of their ripest, juiciest moment, so next time you assemble a sandwich, make them the star of the show in a BLT. This version, made cool and smooth thanks to a blend of salty feta and cream cheese, is even more satisfying. Watch the video to learn how to create the sandwich, then print out the recipe to try it for yourself.
While I love an overstuffed sub, some occasions call for a daintier sandwich. One of my favorites is the traditional cucumber and cream cheese sandwich served at high tea. On this week's episode of Between the Bread, I show you how to make the American version with this recipe for a Benedictine cheese sandwich. Created in Louisville, KY, at the turn of the century, this crustless sandwich combines cucumber, cream cheese, and scallions and is perfect for serving at a bridal shower, a luncheon, or a sophisticated picnic. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy, chic sandwich this Summer.
The grilled cheese is one of America's great comfort foods, but rather than debate how to make the perfect classic version, we're mixing it up in honor of Grilled Cheese Month. This sweet, savory, and unexpected honey-basil grilled cheese combines slightly sweet wheat bread, a drizzle of honey, fresh herbs, and sliced tomato with a one-two cheese punch of fontina and mozzarella. Watch and learn how to make this serious contender for your new favorite cheesy sandwich.
Maybe it's just one long sugar rush, but getting creative with Peeps candy is becoming a national pastime. We've seen Peeps dioramas, re-creations of TV shows, and this delicious idea: a Peeps fluffernutter sandwich. Just like the childhood favorite sammie of marshmallow fluff and peanut butter but made with Peeps, this flavor combination helps cut down on the sweetness of the confections for a gooey good time. Here's how to make it.