Monday, September 10, 2012


Bread Makes Three

Here are 10 beautiful pictures of two-ingredient sandwiches.

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Does mustard count as an ingredient, or is it more of a punctuation mark on the sandwich sentence?


Maybe it's cause I'm a student, but I'd eat a mustard & mustard sandwich probably.


Oooo, and most of those are vegetarian, too! Thanks Edith!


"smoked Gouda and apple butter"
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@area@twitter I'm a fan of apple butter and provolone as well.


@area@twitter I've been doing gouda and fig!


@travelmugs If you're carniverous, proscuitto and fig. But you really need some goat cheese too.


I eat a ridiculous number of sandwiches a day. They're always my go-to snack. So much bread! My latest favourite is to drizzle toast with olive oil, then add mashed avocado, lemon juice and chilli-flakes. Nom nom gnomon.


@Decca Wh...what would happen if you added feta to that? #deadramekin

so what?

@Decca if you're a mustard person, try skipping the olive oil/chile flakes and spreading a thin layer of dijon on the toast first. it's hands-down my favorite snack.


Peanut Butter and Bacon......actually sounds pretty damned tasty!


@MoonBat: It's amazing. And I say this as a vegetablearian.


@MoonBat - SERIOUSLY it sounds so good.

I just bought some turkey bacon, I'm trying to decide if that would still work or if I need to go buy the real thing for this.


@KeLynn real thing. I am so anti-turkey-bacon it's not even funny. (the center-cut kind is only 35 calories a slice! plus, you know, it actually tastes like bacon. & I don't believe in cholesterol, so.)

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@nonvolleyball @all
Ladies, I might blow your mind by telling you that a food truck here in Montreal serves a peanut butter, bacon, and NUTELLA sandwich.

It is even better than it sounds.


@nonvolleyball - Don't worry! I am so not against eating real bacon. Sometimes I just have a craving for the turkey kind so that's what I have in my fridge at the moment.

miss buenos aires

That first one reminds me of a happy, broke summer I spent in Chicago working for Illinois PIRG. Every week I would take a bus to the grocery store and buy: Honey Nut Cheerios, split peas, an onion, carrots, bread, avocados and tomatoes. I would make a big pot of split pea soup and five tomato and avocado sandwiches to eat all week.

The twist was that, because my days started and ended late, I would have soup for breakfast and Honey Nut Cheerios for dinner.

The radishes and butter sandwich takes me back to when I was working as an English teaching assistant in Provence. The cafeteria meals were ridiculous. It was the first time I'd ever had radishes.

Peanut butter and bacon sandwiches! One of the last things I ate before I became a vegetarian.

The other (veg) sandwiches: sure, why not? The goat cheese/tapenade one is making my mouth water...

Faintly Macabre

@miss buenos aires I'm going to be an English teaching assistant this year! Not in Provence, though. But my host family when I studied abroad gave me radishes with butter, salt, and bread. I thought I hated radishes, but it was soo good. I haven't seen those radishes in the U.S., though.

miss buenos aires

@Faintly Macabre Oh wow, have so much fun! I found I didn't get a lot of direction from the real teachers, so it helps if you have a lot of activities up your sleeve. I did things that in retrospect were probably a little advanced for high schoolers. For instance, why did I think that carnival sideshows were an appropriate/useful topic for discussion? But the kids were into it, which I guess is the important thing.

Faintly Macabre

@miss buenos aires Haha, that sounds amazing, actually! Much better than the weird songs we learned in high school French. I'm teaching in primary, and I've heard that the direction/help/welcome you get from teachers varies a lot there, too. But at least the kids will still mostly be adorable?

miss buenos aires

@Faintly Macabre I had friends who worked with the littler kids and confirmed that they are adorable.


Haha I ate a goat cheese and kalamata olive tapenade sandwich for lunch three days last week. Mine were on rye bread, though. It's delicious and super fast to whip up in the morning when I am running late for work.


Cheddar and Branston Pickle.
Goat cheese and apricot jam.
Goat cheese and figs.
Goat cheese and the universe.


@laurel - While not a sandwich, the perfect thing:

-Fresh baguette, sliced very thin on the bias for nice long thin slices
-Thin slice of goat cheese lain atop, thrown under the broiler for a second
-Remove from broiler, drizzle w/ honey - Bamboo Honey is the best, it is dark and almost molasses, but even sweeter than buckwheat honey
-A tiny crunch of extremely coarse salt. Fleur de sel is the best here, a tiny pinch. The tackiness of the honey will catch it.

-Get a bunch of EXTREMELY fresh figs (brown turky are the best here, a bit less sweet than black mission, and the texture is just PERFECT, they will be super delicate but worth it) and slice them in half. Cut-side up, place in the slightly gooey melty cheese which now has honey
-Drizzle the completed stack of wonderful with a very thick balsamic. I have a nice, old vanilla-fig infused one which works wonders for this.
-Crack the littlest bit of peppercorn over it. It has to be really fresh.

This is basically the most excellent small bit there is. It has all of the textures, from the crispy crunch of the bread to two kinds of gooey (the goat cheese and fig innards), two different viscosities of syrupy (honey & balsamic), soft spongy of the bread. It has sweets and acids and tarts and the nourish goodness of the carbs, the crack of the better, the delicious lilt of the salt. This is why food exists.

Beatrix Kiddo

@leon s You just made me hungrier than all the pictures of sandwiches combined. And I've even eaten what you're describing before! You should be a food-porn writer, if you aren't already.


@leon s: Let's have lunch.


I eat a lot of sandwiches but this makes me feel like I'm doing it wrong.


@whizz_dumb I know! This gave me so many more ideas. I love radishes, and I never would have thought to put them on a sandwich.


The ham and egg one is a lie! They say to add mayo! That's 3 ingredients, Saveur!

Beatrix Kiddo

@SarahP Seriously, if they consider mustard one of the two, they can't just sneak mayonnaise in.


@Beatrix Kiddo I was also wondering why they're not considering the bread to be an ingredient - the type/quality of bread matters SO MUCH when you're making a sandwich.

Tragically Ludicrous

Nearly every day I eat a sandwich consisting of ham and cheese (and mayonnaise). I enjoy it very much.


@Tragically Ludicrous - Isn't it so wonderful when you find the perfect combination that you want to eat every single day? I feel like I can define whole years of my life by the things I consumed daily during those years.

Tragically Ludicrous

@KeLynn yes!!! I will eat this sandwich constantly. A nice ham, some jong belegen cheese, mayonnaise, brown bread.

Faintly Macabre

Grilled cheese with tomato is all anyone ever needs to eat.


Similar to the ricotta and honey one, this 3 ingredient sandwich is the shit: goat's milk brie, roughly chopped walnuts, and honey.

Also, anyone else into peanut butter, iceberg lettuce, and mayonnaise?


@mustelid Add peaches to the first one, and grill it a bit.

Faintly Macabre

@mustelid Goat cheese, honey, apples, and turkey! Toasted so the honey and cheese mix and the apples soften, of course.


I love butter, radishes, and salt sandwiches... especially when eaten at the first sighting of spring. So delicious! I have been known to make whole dinners of them when eating by myself. Having good butter helps. Adding the salt is crucial...and then the radishes are peppery and crispy on their own.

New Hoarder

@harebell Do you use salted butter, and add salt on top of that, or unsalted + salt?

Is It a Hat?

Peanut butter and pickle, or GTFO


Oooh, adding one to the list (because I just had it yesterday, and it was delicious): grilled artichoke and feta on a crusty bread like French.


I miss bread. :(


@chrysopoeia more bread for us! mwahahahaa!


@chrysopoeia Is it gluten intolerance? My GF mother and brother love Udi's bread. Make all the sandwiches!


Strawberry jam and kaşar (a non-fancy cheese sold pre-sliced at grocery stores in Turkey) sandwiches were what I ate for dinner every single night as a broke exchange student. These days, deli-sliced American or provolone pinch-hits whenever I'm feeling nostalgic.

Valley Girl

All of 'em, Katie!


Since I was a preteen, my mom has eaten an open-faced sandwich of butter and feta every single morning of every single day. It pairs well with any kind of honeyed black tea.


Dill pickle and bacon! The Mouth-Shredder. Needs mayo, which I would count as a third ingredient except that Saveur apparently doesn't.


Why is the cheddar cheese bright orange?


Oh! Oh! Fried egg on harissa!


I will take the goat cheese and olive sandwich minus the bread and olive plus one spoon under a light in my kitchen in my underwear, please.

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