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Best Sandwich Recipes – Oma's Belegte Brote

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by: Gerhild Fulson  /  Cookbook Author, Blogger, German Oma!

Our best sandwich recipes, aka Belegte Brote, including party sandwich recipes, are quick and easy to make.

Serve them for supper, take them to work, or make them as a quick snack after school. They're even great picnic food ideas. Below, you'll find lots of different ideas to satisfy the different tastes that people have.

Party Sandwiches

For your Best Sandwich Recipes ...

For the best sandwiches, there's nothing quite like homemade fresh bread

However, if you don't want to bake, then try to use some German bread. A hearty rye bread or some pumpernickel is delicious. Whole grain breads are also common in Germany.

Perhaps your baker has some Artisan Breads available or make your own

There’s something absolutely mouth-watering about having a German meat-and-potato dinner. Get Oma's revised collection of her favorites in German Meat Dishes.

Take a look at Oma's German Meat Dishes eCookbook filled with traditional favorites.

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Use any one or a combination of the savory or flavored butters as the spread. Then add your favourite meat, cheese, or one of the combinations listed above.

Use the photo, above, for examples of how to decorate.

Often served with a dill pickle on the side, why not make a large plate of different types of these open-faced sandwiches. Decorate with some raw vegetables and serve with a cup of tea. Very German.

If you want something different, you can make your own German sourdough bread first. Try my No Knead Whole Grain Sourdough Bread. It's what I raised my family on. Healthy and easy.

Or, make this Artisan Bread below. It's such an easy recipe.

Origins of the Sandwich ...

When John Montagu (1718 - 1792), Lord of Sandwich, created the first sandwich, he did so in order to have a quick bite to eat between card games. At least that's the traditional story of how the sandwich started.

True or not, a sandwich really is an easy way to have a meal.

With so many possibilities, the variations are endless. Every type of bread or roll can be used. Every type of filling can be created. Mix and match. Endless!

The traditional sandwich, an English invention, is usually eaten without knife and fork. But for the Germans, this is a bit different. Mostly eaten open-faced with a knife and fork, it's a popular evening meal that is so traditional.

In Germany, sandwiches, "belegte Brote" or "covered breads", are also often served for afternoon tea as an addition to the cake platters. Usually rolls are used for this. They provide sugarless alternatives for guests and help limit the amount of sweets eaten.

Best Sandwich Recipes Ideas

  1. white bread, cheese-butter, ham, mango-chutney
  2. white bread, butter, smoked salmon, dill pickle slices
  3. whole grain bread, salami, fried egg (sunny-side up), sliced olives
  4. toasted white bread, horseradish-butter, smoked salmon, sliced egg, caviar
  5. toasted white bread, butter, poached apple slices, ham, cheese
  6. white bread, butter, cooked asparagus, ham, mandarin sections (canned)
  7. white bread, butter, fried ham, chicken
  8. toasted white bread, fried mushrooms, fried chicken liver, parsley
  9. whole grain bread, tartar, sardines, dill pickle slices, onion slices
  10. white bread, lettuce, poached egg, curry-mayonnaise, dill pickle slices
  11. whole grain bread, egg salad, lettuce
  12. whole grain bread, tuna salad, lettuce
  13. whole grain bread, schmaltz (schmalz), sprinkled with salt

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