09 June 2010

what's cooking wednesdays: the u.k. edition

i am a gal who loves sandwiches {do not say sammies under any circumstances.  one of many terms rachael ray has termed that gives me reason to hate her.}  i am also a gal in the south without central air, so i'm always up for a meal that doesn't require turning on the oven between the months of may and september.  enter sandwiches.  i present to you my three favorites, in no particular order.  i discovered all of these during my study abroad at oxford.  the english know sandwiches and crisps.  this cannot be disputed.  give me one of these sandwiches and a bag of walker's prawn-flavoured chips and i am a happy girl.

roast beef, parmesan, and arugula, pret-a-manger style
*mix mayo, horseradish mustard, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, seasoned salt, and lemon pepper together and spread on one half of the baguette.  spread the other half with a teensy bit of softened butter.  layer roast beef, arugula, and paremsan shavings on one half and top with the other.

brie, bacon, basil, and tomato, sofi de france style. a.k.a. reason numero uno i gained 15 {!} pounds during my study abroad
*spread both halves of the baguette with a teensy bit of softened butter.  layer cooked bacon {or country ham or proscuitto}, brie slices {i like the rind on, but that's your call}, tomato slices, and basil leaves on one half of the baguette and top with other half.  grill to melty perfection with a panini press {or in my ghetto-ass case, a george foreman grill}.

cucumber, goat cheese, and tomato, random edinburgh french bakery style
*liberally spread softened goat cheese {PLAIN, not that stuff with garlic and other assorted herbs in it} on both halves of the baguette.  sprinkle with plenty of salt and pepper.  layer tomato and seedless cucumber slices on one half of the baguette and top with the other half.


Pink Julep said...

I love Walkers! I'm partial to the lightly salted or Roast Chicken flavors myself!

Suburban Princess said...

Mmmm goat cheese and tomatoes! YUM!

I have said sammies my whole life. It pisses me off that annoying RR had to ruin it for me ugh!

MCW said...

I hate Rachel Ray also! Cannot listen to her for more then 30 seconds! Shutter.

Kate said...

i can't wait to make the roast beef one! sounds delish! and in my neck of the woods, we say sangwiches...but i, too, get annoyed by the rayster! happy weekend!