Favorite Sandwich Cookbook?
Hello there, I'm trying to expand my sandwich repertoire. I'm usually pretty boring (ie turkey with lettuce and mayo on whole wheat), and i think i'm wasting perfectly good opportunities to eat something exceptionally yummy. does anyone have a cookbook or other source they use for sandwich ideas? i think once i get the ball rolling i'll be able to experiment on my own, but i need some ideas to get started.
i'm looking for things generally, on the leaner/healthier side, but special occasion sandwich recipes/ideas are welcome too.
Though this isn't exactly a cookbook, Jane and Michael Stern's (of roadfood fame) new book, Roadfood Sandwiches, highlights some of their favorite finds across the country and could maybe inspire a creative idea or two. Alos, there are recipes of the sandwiches thrown in, so you would not totally have to wing it.
I think most of my sandwiches end up from leftover meals - roasted veggies and goat cheese (or cream cheese), pot roast, grilled chicken, etc. I would think a sandwich cookbook would end up being a little gimmicky (how can you make a book out of just sandwich recipes?).
Have you tried epicurious.com and searched for "sandwich" recipes? Or foodtv.com.
So far, my favorite sandwich is a BLT with melted cheese and a fried egg.
Try the recipes in the cookbook "Once Upon a Tart". I don't know how much healthier the sandwiches in their book are, but I've tried making a few and I am completely satified with the taste. A little labor intensive though, because for some of the recipes, you may have to make a special condiment as well ( they have a lovely recipe for tomato chutney which has all but replaced ketchup in my home).
Here's a link to the sandwich section of my cookbook library:
You are welcome to look through the rest of the 470+ cookbooks I have as well
Of these I recommend three:
1. Susan Costner's Great Sandwiches
Out of print but can be found on eBay. Great photos and inventive recipes.
2. Nancy Silverton's Sandwich Book
2. Beautiful Breads & Fabulous Fillings
By Margaux Sky
Spectacular photos and wonderful recipes