Here I have made two different types of open sandwiches, displayed on a large platter with some salami and simple sliced Vine Tomatoes, full of flavour and delicious.
The fillings I used are Egg and Bacon with scallions, and Tuna with sweetcorn and rocket / arugula leaves. Both delicious and offer a variety to your diners, and also very budget friendly!
Main Course, Salad, Snack
Servings: 2per person
French Baguettesas many as you need!
For the Egg & Bacon Sandwiches
Hard Boiled Eggs (Judge 2 per person if serving only Egg Sandwichesotherwise, 1 egg per person)
75g/ 1/2 Cup Bacon Lardonsor bacon slices chopped.
1 -2Spring onions / Scallions chopped
Salad cream / mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper
For the Tuna & Corn Sandwiches
LeavesA handful of roughly chopped Rocket / Arugula
Salt & Pepper
A dash of Tabascooptional
Egg & Bacon Sandwiches
Boil the eggs until hard boiled (about 10 minutes) and allow to cool in cold water.
Fry off (no oil needed) the chopped bacon, drain on kitchen paper and allow to cool.
Chop Spring Onions / Scallions.
Once everything is cool, add the eggs to a mixing bowl and using a fork, roughly break them, don't mash too much as they are nicer a little chunky.
Add the bacon , tomato & Spring onions / scallions to the bowl, season with salt & pepper, then a tablespoon at a time, add the salad cream / mayonnaise, stir gently to combine, and add a little more until the mix is a firm consistency and the ingredients 'hold' together. You can make the sandwiches as creamy or chunky as you like. Store covered in the fridge until ready to use.
Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwiches
Drain the tuna & sweetcorn and add to a mixing bowl. Add the other ingredients and combine with a fork.
Add the mayonnaise a tablespoon full at a time, and continue adding and combining until the mix holds together.
Season with Salt & pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
To make the sandwiches, slice the baguettes at an angle like you see I have done, and place enough sandwich filling on top and then arrange on a serving plate. I did not add butter to the bread as there is plenty of moistness and flavour in the sandwich fillings.
Arrange the sandwiches around the plate and add some other goodies in the middle.