Love discovering a new, tasty sandwich but afraid you’ve tried everything the world has to offer? Hope still exists.
Here are 10 great sandwiches you may not know about.
Number 10. Smørrebrød. The Danish staple is, in its simplest form, a buttered, thin piece of sourdough rye. However, people get quite creative with toppings, piling on layers of flavorful condiments, rich meats, and scrumptious cheeses.
Number 9. Dutch Kroket Sandwich. Start by stuffing a breaded and deep-fried log of meat ragu into a soft roll, then finish the dish off with a generous helping of robustly flavored sauce. Spicy mustard and sweetened soy are two of the more popular choices.
Number 8. Chow Mein Sandwich. Can’t decide between burgers and Chinese? Try out one of these. Instead of a meat patty, the bun is filled with a combination of fried noodles and bean sprouts seasoned with onion, garlic, and molasses.
Number 7. The Dagwood. If you like your fixings piled high, this tower of goodness may be for you. Grab some whole grain bread, then go nuts building layers of roast beef, hard salami, pepperoni, Black Forest ham, turkey, and pastrami. Make sure the base is sturdy, because it’ll need to support a pile cheddar, Swiss, and American cheeses as well as some lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, and, if you like, an olive.
Number 6. Donkey Burger. Donkey became popular in China beginning in the 1400s, and remains a regional favorite. In this popular dish, the meat is chopped and served with green peppers and cilantro on a flaky bun and with a side of dipping gravy.
Number 5. Hagelslag on bread. What to eat festive candy sprinkles whenever you feel like it and not be judged? Get a bag of Hagelslag. In the Netherlands, covering a buttered piece of bread with the chocolate, vanilla, or fruit-flavored shavings is completely legit any time of day.
Number 4. Smörgåstårta. The Swedish aren’t always perfectly healthy, and this sandwich layered up like a cake is proof. In making one popular version, pieces of bread are separated with liberally applied butter, boiled eggs, and a mayo-heavy seafood salad. The fat and carb-laden extravaganza is topped off with a hefty helping of smoked salmon and prawns.
Number 3. Zapiekanka. The pizza-like street food flourished in Poland during the lean, Communist years due to its affordability, but faded in popularity as fast food chains started to move into the nation. In recent times, the crusty bread with flavor-packed sauce and a variety of extras including pickled cucumber and pineapple is enjoying a comeback, but for reasons of deliciousness rather than hard times.
Number 2. Vada Pav. A Mumbai specialty, the burger’s main event is a potato patty seasoned with mustard seed, curry leaves, and turmeric. After being battered and fried, the tasty golden nugget is tucked into a bun and given a splash of spicy garlic chutney.
Number 1. Welsh Rarebit. Butter and cheese are made even more delicious by inviting beer, Worcestershire, paprika, dry mustard and cayenne pepper to the party. Just melt and mix them with egg and milk then pour the delectable sauce over toasted bread. Which of these amazing sandwiches are you going to try first?