7 Sandwich Day Food Hacks You Never Thought of Before

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Happy Sandwich day URBAN eaters!

Let’s embrace all sandwiches of all shapes and sizes!

Ahh the mighty sandwich! First created in the 18th Century by John Montagu, who felt slightly peckish while playing cards, and so asked his servant to place some meat between two slices of bread so he wouldn’t have to interrupt his game. Fast forward to the 21st Century and the sandwich is still here filling up those who are hungry at lunch (or those who want a midnight snack).

Today we celebrate the humble sandwich as it’s National Sandwich Day, and what better way to mark it than providing you with some sandwich life hacks chosen by yours truly, that I think will make your sandwich that much better.

 

  • Say ‘No’ to soggy sandwiches!

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Put condiments in between your meats, as it will stop them soaking into the bread, and dry your tomatoes before placing them into your sandwich by putting them on a paper towel so it absorbs any excess water. You can thank me later.

 

  • No Mayo? Replace it with Avocado

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Well if you have a random avocado laying around! Also on a side note, if you don’t want to use butter, you can also use an avocado as a substitute in baking, making it a lot healthier. #funfact

 

  • Diagonally cut sandwiches are just better

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Personally, I think they just look more presentable…wait I don’t need to justify myself because this does it all for me.

 

  • Bored of triangles? Use Cookie Cutters

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Cookie cutters will most definitely make your lunch less boring, plus who doesn’t want cute bunny rabbits for lunch, or dinosaurs… basically if it’s in a cookie cutter form you can have fun lunches!

 

  • Square bread, round meats and/or cheese?!

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You’ve just realised you’ve been adding cheese to your sandwiches all wrong! But it’s fine, I’ve got you all covered (pardon the pun). Do this every time and you’ll get a good coverage of cheese or ham for every bite! None of this “Oh I never got any ham (or cheese) in that bite…” which, if you’re a lover of ham like me, is very upsetting.

 

  • Perfect BLT

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We make pretty good BLTs at URBAN eat – but if you’re trying to make a BLT at home, this is definitely the right way to go about it. Weave bacon together across the bread and then with every single bite you’ve got some bacon, lettuce and tomato.

 

  • Arrange your sandwich like a pro

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I didn’t realise that sandwich making was so complicated. But turns out there’s an art to it – you’ve got components which are more ‘grippy’ and some which are more slippery. Lettuce, tomato, and onions (basically salad) tend to fall under the slippery category – whereas your ‘grippier’ items would be things such as bread, ham, or cheese. Arrange your sandwich so it goes in an order of slippery, grippy, slippery etc and this should prevent the sandwich from falling apart!

Have you figured out any sandwich hacks? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be ever so grateful!

And wait there’s more! In honour of sandwich day in all its splendour (and because we are such nice people) we have decided to give away this awesome prize to the best sandwich selfie entrant of the day!