You've heard of pickles on sandwiches. You've even heard of pickles as the main ingredient in a sandwich. But have you heard of a pickle sandwich where instead of stuffing your sandwich meat and condiments between two pieces of bread, you sandwich them in between two wonderful, dill pickles? Oh yes, we went there.
Not only is this a great way for you to cut down on carbs, but it gives you all of the same, excellent flavor of pickles in your sandwich, except in a much more pickles-forward sort of way. Depending on what you like, you could use any type of pickle. Dill pickles are likely going to be the most popular, as their characteristic tang and savoriness pair extremely well with a number of different sandwich fillings. Bread and butter pickles will work as well, though these are commonly found as chips instead of spears.
It's the spears or long-sliced that you need for your pickle sandwiches because they have the length, surface area, and heft necessary to bring weight and flavor to the sandwich. You can either buy them cut this way, or buy them whole and slice them yourself. Either way, what you get is a blast of tangy flavor that is sure to elevate your next sandwich.
How To Make Pickle Sandwiches
So, now that you have your pickles all set, you can begin to assemble your pickle sandwiches. Note that you are going to need toothpicks to hold the sandwiches together. Pickles are naturally slippery and don't stay on sandwiches even when bread is involved. So, your life will be much easier if you use some toothpicks to keep everything together. Just be sure to take them out once you start eating.
When it comes to what you can make with your pickles sandwiches, there is almost no limit. Classics like turkey and cheddar, ham and Swiss, roast beef or salami with provolone, Cubanos, and even caprese can all do well as pickle subs. Even seemingly weird combinations like pickles and peanut butter could work. Tuna salad is also usually excellent with pickles. However, because tuna salad is a rather loose mixture as opposed to more solid slices of meat, it isn't really sufficient for a pickle-for-bread swap. It'll very likely just fall right out of the sandwich.
Additional vegetables, like tomatoes and lettuce will work well, again thanks to their surface area. Onions, much like tuna, will likely fall right out. So, there are limits to what you can do. However, that should not stop you from trying these tangy blasts as your next sandwich. They're great fun and make an excellent alternative to finger sandwiches.
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