There’s been a lot of sandwich talk around PureWow HQ lately--from how to build the perfect sammie to the virtues of having one for dessert. And all that talk had us wondering: What do sandwiches look like the world over? Herewith, a guide to 12 creations around the globe.
Around the World in 12 Sandwiches
The best creations since sliced bread
No traditional bread here. Cornmeal patties are stuffed to the gills with savory fixings, like shredded beef, black beans, chicken, cheese and/or avocado.
France: Croque Madame
Leave it to the French to take a basic ham-and-cheese sandwich, grill it and top it with creamy béchamel sauce and a fried egg.
Canada: Smoked Meat
We’re talking kosher brisket that’s salted and cured with spices, served on rye bread and slathered in yellow mustard. Just don’t call it pastrami.
This one is served open-faced, with rye bread as the base. Traditionally, the bread is covered in seafood--pickled herring, smoked salmon or prawns--and garnished with boiled egg, pickled cucumber and onion.
Japan: Katsu Sando
Not your typical Japanese fare, deep-fried pork loin--similar to schnitzel--is served with shredded cabbage on sliced white bread.
This popular street food (also known as a French bread pizza) is a baguette sliced lengthwise and traditionally served open-faced with sautéed mushrooms, cheese and a drizzle of ketchup.