27 old-fashioned sandwich recipes

10 old-fashioned sandwich recipes for summer (1910)

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West Coast sandwich recipe

Buttered sesame seed bread, cream cheese, avocado slices, apple or orange slices, chopped nuts, watercress.

West Coast sandwich recipe from 1960

All-American sandwich idea (1967)

Make dressing by blending 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1 strip bacon, fried, drained and crumbled. Top bread with peanut butter, bacon dressing and a strip of American cheese. Garnish with crisp fried bacon strips and parsley.

All-American sandwich idea (1967)

Beefeater sandwich recipe

Buttered white bread, mustard, lettuce, rare roast beef, pimiento strips, sweet pickle rounds.

Beefeater sandwich recipe from 1960

Camper’s Special sandwich on rye

Buttered dark rye bread, mustard, lettuce, French fried onions (canned), corned beef, pickle.

Camper's Special sandwich on rye from 1960

Danish Delight sandwich

Make dressing with 1/4 cup mayonnaise & 1 teaspoon mustard with horseradish. Blend ingredients. Arrange sardines and onion ring on chicory. Top with dressing.

Danish Delight sandwich lunch (1967)

Double Right sandwich

Buttered whole wheat bread; lettuce; triangles of sliced cheese and cold cuts; mustard; pickle slice.

Double Right sandwich with cold cuts from 1960

Farmer Jones sandwich recipe

Buttered Vienna bread, lettuce, mustard, sliced pork roast loin, pickled beet slices

Farmer Jones sandwich recipe from 1960

Golden Disk sandwich with cottage cheese

Buttered white bread, chicory, cottage cheese, round orange slices, pitted cooked prunes & a drizzle of honey

Golden Disk sandwich with cottage cheese and oranges from 1960

Hearty German sandwich with liverwurst and red cabbage

1/4 cup mayonnaise & 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed. Blend ingredients. Spoon over liverwurst and chopped red cabbage.

Hearty German sandwich with liverwurst and red cabbage lunch (1967)

Italiano sandwich idea lunch (1967)

Blend 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 teaspoon oregano. Serve over salami. Garnish with crisp, crumbled bacon.

Italiano sandwich idea lunch (1967)

John Bull sandwich

Combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons dry onion soup mix and 1 teaspoon horseradish. Spoon over roast beef. 

John Bull sandwich with horseradish lunch (1967)

Polynesian Party sandwich lunch (1967)

Make dressing by blending 1/4 cup mayonnaise, chopped mint and a dash of ground cloves. Top sliced ham with dressing and pineapple ring. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.

Polynesian Party sandwich lunch (1967)

Pete’s Special: Rye with baked beans

Buttered dark rye bread, canned baked beans, mustard, fresh onion rings, crisp bacon.

Rye with baked beans and bacon sandwich recipe from 1960

Southern Ham sandwich

Buttered white bread, deviled ham, shredded lettuce, sweet pickle, peanut butter, mustard-mayonnaise.

Southern Ham sandwich recipe from 1960

Tropical treat sandwich

Buttered raisin bread, peanut butter, sliced banana, orange or apricot marmalade, watercress topping.

Tropical treat sandwich recipe from 1960

Tuna All-American sandwich with apple

Combine 1 can tuna, 1/2 cup chopped red apple, 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Spread on bread. Garnish with apple and additional mayonnaise. 

Tuna All-American sandwich with apple

Tuna Topper sandwich recipe

Buttered white bread, mustard, lettuce, tuna salad, sliced tomato, sliced stuffed olives.

Tuna Topper sandwich recipe from 1960

10 old-fashioned sandwich recipes for summer (1910)

There is literally no end to the fillings that are possible for sandwiches, provided one knows how to prepare them in an appetizing way. Any cold meat may be run through the meat grinder and made to do service by deft seasoning.

But the first requisite is a dainty attractiveness. People who are not near any good bakeries where sandwich loaves may be had often use pound baking tins in making homemade loaves. Such little loaves make slices just the right size. The bread should be buttered on the loaf in order that the slices may be of wafer-like thinness.

10 old-fashioned sandwich recipes for summer (1910)

Sandwich recipes

In making meat or cheese sandwiches, both sides are spread with butter, but one side only with the meat, etc.; the other slice is then added, pressed gently and cut in two. Of all things, the edges of the sandwich should be free from butter and all suggestions of the filling.

Cut slices of rye or brown bread without removing the crusts. Rub half a pint of cottage cheese to a smooth paste with a little melted butter, half a teaspoonful of salt and two tablespoonfuls of thick cream, and put the mixture between the buttered slices. This may be varied and improved by using a lettuce leaf with each cream cheese filling or mixing with the cheese half a cupful of chopped English walnuts. Gingerbread is also nice with the filling of cream cheese and nuts.

Cold lamb sandwiches: Thin slices of the meat, nicely salted, between thin slices of bread are appetizing for a picnic luncheon, and a welcome change from ham sandwiches. A glass of currant jelly will make them more popular.

To make very appetizing sardine sandwiches, wash, skin and bone some sardines, place them in a bowl with a little butter and mash them to a smooth paste, season with some paprika and lemon juice. Spread the mixture on a slice of buttered bread and put another slice on top, pressing it down with a flat knife blade.

To make egg and sardine sandwiches, rub the yolks of six hard-boiled eggs to a smooth paste, add mayonnaise dressing to make a paste which will spread easily on the bread. Drain the oil from four sardines, cut on the heads and tails, remove the bones and scrape off the skin, rub to a paste, add the mayonnaise and egg and spread upon the bread.

Egg and watercress sandwiches are a novelty. Cut some thin slices of bread and butter and cover them evenly with fresh watercress, sprinkling with a little grated onion. Now spread them thickly with hard-boiled yolks of eggs which have been rubbed through a sieve. Place another piece of bread on the top and press together.

Nasturtium sandwiches are novel, and most people are very fond of them, especially when the flowers or leaves are gathered fresh from the garden. Drop them into ice water to crisp while the rest of the luncheon is being made ready. Cut the bread in thin slices and butter it. Place a thin layer of the yellow petals on one pungent leaf between the slices. No seasoning is required aside from a light sprinkling of salt, as the nasturtium has a delightfully distinctive flavor of its own. If the leaves of the nasturtium are used for the sandwich, it is best to add a little mayonnaise.

Cucumber sandwiches are perfectly delicious. The cucumber is peeled and sliced and put in ice water to crisp. The slices are then drained and laid on a thin slice of buttered whole wheat or white bread, a very little thick mayonnaise is put on and the whole covered in the usual way with another slice of bread and pressed down well.

Olive and tongue sandwiches are also delicious. Stone and chop French olives, seasoning with pepper and pounding to a smooth paste. Cut thin slices of bread, and butter and spread one half with the olives and the other half rather thickly with grated tongue. Press together and serve in the usual way.

For chicken salad sandwiches, mince the chicken and season with salt, pepper, mayonnaise and finely chopped olives. A trace of onion juice and a little lemon juice may be used. The mixture must not be thin enough to run.

Almost any sort of sandwich filling is improved by a light seasoning of mayonnaise dressing and chopped olives which are stuffed with little bits of red peppers.

Sweet sandwiches are not often seen in this country, but they are very good indeed for all that. A delicious sweet sandwich is made by mixing chopped figs and dates very fine, moistening with a drop or two of lemon juice and using that as a filling. Chopped nuts may make part of the mixture.

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