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Wednesday 26 October 2005

What's your favourite recipe for Crisp Sandwiches?

I have no idea why, but for the last few weeks I've been rediscovering a long lost love of crisp sandwiches.

Crisp sandwiches were a snack I used to have regularly as a kid, second only to peanut butter on toast. Somewhere along the line though, they just stopped. I think it was when I left home and started buying and preparing "proper" food. When you control your own meal times and can eat as many biscuit or sweets as you want between meals, crisp sandwiches seem simultaneously too trivial and too much hassle.

Just lately though my journey to work has been taking longer. As I'm not a person to get up any earlier, in order to make it to work on time I've been skipping breakfast. This means by mid-morning I'm starving. So I've taken to having an 11 o'clock crisp sandwich.

I thought crisp sandwiches were pretty standard but it appears not. So, at the risk of falling flat on my face, I'm going to ask for a bit of reader interaction:

How do you make your favourite crisp sandwich?

I'll start:

theaardvark's favourite crisp sandwich
1) Use plain, medium sliced white bread.
2) Apply a generous spreading of butter (not margarine).
3) Add a whole packet of Walkers Salt and Vinegar Crisps (although Walkers Salt and Vinegar Squares are an acceptable substitute).
4) Press down the top piece of bread just enough to start crunching the crisps together but not so much that you break them all in to tiny pieces.
5) Eat immediately, followed by a nice cup of tea.

More after the jump......

Crisp Sandwich
Crisp Sandwich,
originally uploaded by teaandcakes.
Tea and Cakes' Favourite Crisp Sandwich
Tea and Cakes has a recipe that uses wholegrain vienna loaf, with soya cream cheese, and cheese and onion hunky dorys.

Aksu
Aksu's sandwich is looking a bit weak..... Brown bread is a definate no-no, there's not enough butter and it's desperately lacking in the main ingrediant - Crisps!

Beverley Harrison
Beverley's crisp sandwich looks like a proper crisp sandwich should. Lots of crisps, plenty of butter and white bread (although I suspect she's using wholegrain white bread).

Warchild's Sandwich
Warchild likes his sandwiches simliar to mine - white bread and Salt and Vinegar crisps. He research/made-up some history and undertook an exhaustive review of different Salt and Vinegar crisps in crisp sandwiches and decided..... Well, take a look.....

October 26, 2005 11:36 AM | Stuff of Interest

17 Comments

point 4 cant be emphasised enough... to many crisp sandwiched have been ruined by too much presure at this point.

I've actually never had a crisp sandwich, but from the looks of things, I'm missing out. I'll have to try one. They look good.

Plain crisps and tomato sauce sandwich.. Can't beat it !!!

White bread, Peanut butter, rasins or sunflower seedds, a light dribling of honey, cheese n onion or ready salted crisps.

Heaven.....

I'm fond of many differrent sandwiches and certainly crisp sandwiches are great. I think your recipe is a sound basis but I much prefer a fresh granary loaf.

You might also like to add marmite as this goes very well with salt and vingear crisps.

i have been waiting all day for my dinner, mmmh crisp sandwiches todays menu is walkers sensations sweet chilli crisps ans then anouther sarni consisting of salt and viniger Pringles all on white bread with plenty of butter of course.

two sllices of thick white bread loads of low low butter a slice of denny traditional ham and half pack of either king or walkers low fat chesse nd oinion and eat the rest of the pack after word ummmmm nd i jst had one

Jari said on October 8, 2006 10:58 AM:

fresh sliced white, salty butter, turkey roll, cheesy quavers and salad cream.

andyt said on January 5, 2007 5:52 PM:

There's only one way to do this: Mother's Pride white bread, tons of salad cream on both sides and a whole packet of Walker's (no other brand) Salt and Vinegar. Sandwich together. Push down until there's just a bit of crunching, then eat with a mud of tea.

Hula Hoops BBQ Beef flavour make a good crisp sandwich too, but you have to have the holes facing outwards, not upwards. Otherwise the crunch doesn't work.

matthew burchell said on May 7, 2007 12:31 AM:

Theres only one ingredient i think you are missing and its the key!

Two slices of medium white bread, a healthly helping of butter spread nicely over both slices followed by full fat hellmans mayonaise and salt n vinegar crisps!

lisa said on May 23, 2007 12:26 AM:

First butter white bread generously then take a packet of walkers cheese and onion crisps, open packet then crush crisps until small, this part is important as it emphisises the flavour, pour crisp crumbs onto first slice of well buttered bread(making sure not to spill over) put second buttered slice of bread on top and press down, take a big bite and enjoy!!!! there is nothing as satisfying as a crisp sandwich!

Anonymous said on May 18, 2008 1:09 AM:

This is something I've recently rediscovered from my childhood too :-D

I use the cheapest white bread I can find (Tesco Value 30p loaf is fine) with whatever butter/margarine is available (yes it's better with butter but it's a spur of the moment snack) and I agree that Salt & Vinegar crisps should ALWAYS be used if available.

Amazing.

Bruce said on July 14, 2008 9:31 PM:

Brown Bread, BUTTER,Prawn Cocktail Walkers Crisps, Salad Cream, DRIZZLE - Prawn Cocktail sandwich with salad cream on wholemeal loaf - DONE!

susan foale said on August 6, 2008 5:57 AM:

Hi everyone, susan here.

im an australian and had forgotten all about crisp sandwiches until about a month ago. an english boy started at my work and taught me all about the delights of the forementioned snack.

i was so out of touch, that i was calling crisps chips?! and on top of that, i was under the impression that plain salted crisps were the best type to use.

after hanging around with crisps,sorry- Chris, i now see that he and all of you were right. of course they're called crisps and of course salt and vinegar are the way forward.

thanks to Chris for showing me whats what and its a pleasure to see so many fans of the culinary delight!x

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