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Feb 29, 2012 01:57 AM

What's the best thing you personally can make with white sliced sandwich bread?

What do you make with it, and how do you do it?

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  1. Bread wrapped mackerel with rhubarb sauce. Healthy and delicious! I make it all the time in spring. Here is a recipe I use -

      1. re: flubber2012

        Only good use for it, IMHO. But what a use it is :)

        1. re: flubber2012

          +1. It's also the base for my husband's specialty, fried egg and cheese sandwiches (basically, a fried egg inserted into a grilled cheese sandwich).

          1. re: flubber2012

            Grilled cheese and toast. Its strange now that I think about it considering bread is always a "must have" on the grocery list.

          2. I don't use the squishy stuff, but Pepperidge farm makes a loaf that holds up beautifully as a canape base, it you're having a retro cocktail party. A local favorite which sounds too a little strange is actually really delicious: very lightly steam nice fat asparagus spears, and wrap with a thin half- cooked strip of bacon; bake 'til just done. Now, spread a flattened slice white bread with mayo and wrap that around the asparagus, and brush with melted butter;roll in parmesan broil 'til bread is toasted. It's a ridiculous and ungodly amount of work for an appetizer that people will go through like nobody's business and beg for more. :) Cutting out rounds and topping those with a thinly sliced round of onion and then spreading that with the parmesan mayo and broiling is addictive.
            I also like to slice those loaves lengthwise into thirds and make a layered sandwich; great for girls' night parties with a pitcher of something tasty and strong. I don't "do" gender-specific food per se, but if you wanted to "masculinize" this one, you could do a thick layer of rare roast beef spread with horseradish mayonnaise and another layer of crunchy bacon and melted cheddar with some sharp mustard, or a ham/turkey combo with melty swiss and slaw....

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            1. re: mamachef

              Yum to Mamachef's uses!

              My personal favorite is 'summer pudding' good white bread layered in a bowl with crushed raspberries, really ripe local strawberries, a few blueberries for interest; also line the bowl with bread slices. Press down on top overnight. Invert, and serve with creme anglaise or soft whipped cream. A beautiful fresh berry pudding that will get eaten in a flash! SO delicious and easy!

              1. re: gingershelley

                Awesome. I automatically went to savory, and here you go and remember the best use of all, IMO!!

            2. A Tomato Sammich. ~~ Lots of Dukes Mayonnaise, Slices of homegrown/vine ripe tomatoes, and S&P

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              1. re: Uncle Bob

                As always, Unca Bob beats all! Especially with the Duke's.

                1. re: Uncle Bob

                  Absolutely correct. Tomatoes require a soft, fairly tasteless bread to absorb the juices , hold the Dukes, and provide a vehicle for the tomato glory. If you get it right, there's nothing better. (although w/ my gardening skills, it would take less total time and money to fly to NYC and eat at Per Se than it does for me to grow a few backyard tomatoes. but they're worth it. they need to be warm from the sun when you put them on the sandwich.)

                  1. re: danna

                    Agreed - except I use Hellmann's. Never seen Dukes. Another good use is a warm egg salad sandwich, where the egg is still warm from being boiled.

                    1. re: Uncle Bob

                      A tomato sammich is the best use and Dukes is the only mayo worthy. Try adding sliced cucumber and vidalia onion. YUM!!

                      1. Creamed mushrooms on chive butter toast, from the Smitten Kitchen web site.