A sandwich is basically a small snack meal made up of two or more slices of bread with a whole lot of vegetable and/or meat added in the middle. Bread, unleavened as well as a well-cut slice has been an important aspect of meals since ages, though the sliced bread belongs to the modern-day living. How the sandwich came into being is as an interesting tale. The 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat, John Montagu ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, so he could continue to play cards without getting his cards greasy from eating his meal. And as he was the 'Earl of SANDWICH', the bread meal become popular as a SANDWICH! Making them is easy and carrying them around convenient. Check out some sandwich recipes listed below.

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Best Sandwiches for Picnics

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Smoked Almonds
Ingredients:

Fresh brown or multi-grain bread, 6 slices
Cooked chicken, shredded, 1 cup
Minced green onion, 2 tbsp
Minced fresh tarragon or basil leaves, ¼ tsp
Mayonnaise, 2 tbsp
Finely chopped smoked almonds, ¼ cup
Clean lettuce leaves, 6
Freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste
For this chicken salad sandwich, mix chicken, green onion, chopped herbs, ½ cup of mayonnaise, smoked almonds, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Place a lettuce leaf on three slices of brown bread, spread the mix evenly on them, top again with lettuce and bread slice. Cut diagonally, and wrap in foil. Open when ready to serve. 

French Stuffed Sandwich
Ingredients:

Large round loaf French bread, 1
Large ripe tomatoes, sliced, 3
Thinly sliced salami, 3 ounces
Sliced thin turkey breast, ½ lb
Fresh mozzarella cheese slices, ¼ lb
Purple onion, thinly sliced, 1
Sliced ripe black olives, 1, 2½ ounce can
Marinated artichoke hearts, liquid reserved, 1, 6½ ounce jar
Mayonnaise, ½ cup
Cut loaf of bread in half, horizontally and make a hollow by scraping it out. The loaf should look like an empty shell. In small bowl, stir artichoke liquid with mayonnaise, and spread onto bread shell's insides. Start by layering the ingredients as per your choice, the layers should be the same from both sides. Once the layer has been mounded till top, wrap entire loaf tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for minimum two to three hours before slicing the loaf to serve.

Sandwiches for a Crowd

Baked Turkey Sandwiches
Ingredients:

Raw turkey, 25 lbs
Fine dry breadcrumbs, 3 1/8 lbs
Fresh chopped onions, 3 lbs
Sliced tomatoes, 2 lbs
Green peppers thinly sliced, 2lbs
Mozzarella cheese, 3 lbs
Chopped fresh parsley, 3½ oz
Worcestershire sauce, 8½ oz
Garlic powder, 1¼ oz
White pepper, ½ oz
Dry mustard, ¾ oz
Salt, 1¼ oz
Sandwich buns, sliced, 9 lbs

Mix turkey, crumbs, onions, parsley, salt, garlic powder, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and mustard thoroughly. Shape into patties 1/2-inch thick, weighing 5 ounces and place it on baking sheets. Bake at 325 F, until done. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of each patty and melt in oven. Place the turkey patties in the sandwich bun slit, garnish with slice of green pepper and tomato, and serve.

Ham and Beef Sandwiches
Ingredients:

Thinly sliced roast beef, 1 lbs
Thinly sliced fully cooked ham, 1 pound
Dill pickle slices, 12
Sliced green onions, ¾ cup
Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp
Shredded cheddar cheese
Softened cream cheese, 8 oz
Mayonnaise, ¼ cup
Unsliced Italian bread, 2 loaves of one pound each
Cut the bread in half, lengthwise, scrape crumbs to create a hollow out of the top and bottom of the loaves. In a large bowl, mix cheddar and soft cream cheese, onions, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce, and spread it evenly over cut sides of bread. Then layer it with slices of ham and roast beef, top it with pickles and gently press halves together. Wrap in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Whether one is making sandwiches for picnics, sandwiches for kids or sandwiches for a crowd, the recipe will be the same, just increase or decrease the quantity as per your requirement. Just keep in mind that the sandwiches should be sized well enough to eat. Anything too big will be uncomfortable to hold, whereas anything too small will not satisfy the hunger. One can even bake their own bread using some easy bread recipes. Well, go on, take that yummy sandwich bite!