Monday, November 07, 2005

A Sandwich

I'm having a few html problems today...trying to post a recipe for a fish pie that i've made. Anyway, i've taken a break and made myself a quick sandwich:

What you need:

Wholemeal Bread (2 slices)

Cream Cheese

Parma Ham
Sliced Black Olives
Black Pepper
A Knife
No Plate (absolutely not)

Assembling the dish:
  • Butter the slices of wholemeal bread with the knife. Take your time here, you want to achieve an even layer, without tearing through the bread.
  • spread out 2 slices of parma ham evenly on 1 of the pieces you just buttered.
  • spread a generous layer of cream cheese on the other piece of bread, which will be either the left piece (if you're left-handed) or the right piece (right handed).
  • Add sliced olives from a tin, on top of the cream cheese layer.
  • Grind black pepper onto either or both pieces of bread.
  • Put one piece of bread on top of the other (i recommend placing the slice with olives onto the parma ham-topped slice, since the olives are now captivated by the cheese and will not roll onto the floor when manipulated).

Cook's Tip:

  1. If you notice that your hands are covered in olives, cream cheese and parma ham, this is likely to be because you put the sandwich together with the filling on the outside - watch out for this - I did this the first few times, but don't worry; practice makes perfect. Soon you will be making sandwiches just like mine.

here's an example of a variation using sliced cheese and Dijon mustard. It's a bit fancy for my liking. Probably more suited to the intermediate-level cook or serious enthusiast.


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