These flavourful sandwich filling ideas are a feast for all the senses.
Nothing livens up lunchtime quite like a really good sandwich: soft bread, a flavour-packed filling and a condiment or two – delicious. And while we love a classic combo, with just a little bit more effort, you can create something truly special. From a spiced-up chip butty to a twist on a New York favourite, we’ve compiled a list of the very best sandwich recipes to celebrate just how versatile and exciting the humble sarnie can be.
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Upgrade your fish finger sandwich with this jazzed-up version. Crispy, Parmesan-coated fish piled into a soft bun, with minted mushy peas and punchy tartare sauce – what more could you want?
Cooking onions until they’re beautifully sweet and caramelised is the key to this seriously good steak sandwich. Served in a warm ciabatta roll to soak up all the juices and with lashings of mustard – it doesn’t get much better.
Channel the New York sandwich scene at home with Jamie’s twist on a classic Reuben. Layer pastrami, sauerkraut and gherkins onto nutty rye bread, grate over Swiss cheese and toast until oozy and melted. You know it’s going to be good.
For this wicked chicken bap, marinate thighs in lemon, garlic and chilli, then bake until golden and crispy. Serve in toasted rolls with a generous helping of zingy, homemade coleslaw for a taste and texture sensation.
A bacon sandwich is hard to beat, but what’s the secret to making the perfect one? Jamie and his mate Pete battle it out to make the ultimate bacon sarnie, and just about the only thing they can agree on is that it’s got to be smoked bacon…
This spiced-up chip butty is all about contrasts – soft rolls loaded with hot, crispy potato balls, sweet chutney, fresh mint yoghurt and crunchy Bombay mix. Swap the soft rolls for a chapatti and top with a chopped salad for an Indian-style wrap. Yes, please!
Recreate a comfort food classic with this epic meatball sandwich. Oozy, cheese-covered meatballs piled into hot subs and doused in incredible homemade gravy. Top with watercress for a bit of freshness, and – the best bit – serve with extra gravy for dunking.
Don’t forget about the crispy, melty joy of a toasted sandwich – check out our guide on how to make the ultimate cheese toastie (with its very own crown!).