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Types of Sandwich

You’ve got yourself a sandwich if you have two pieces of bread and a filling of meat, cheese, vegetables, or spreads in between. It is defined in the Encyclopaedia Britannica as “any type of roll or bread and any type of food that can be conveniently so eaten can go into a sandwich, hot or cold.” It is served in different situations — as a light meal (afternoon snack or midnight meal), as part of a main course, during cocktail parties (appetizer), and even for breakfast.

While it was originally meant as an on-the-go meal (it still is), sandwiches nowadays can be enjoyed at leisure at home or in delis and restaurants. The types of sandwiches here are grouped according to its preparation, presentation, filling or bread.

Panini
The panini is plural for the Italian word for roll or small bread, the panino. According to the Wikipedia post dedicated to this Italian-origin sandwich, the panini has since been adopted as a name for the pressed and toasted sandwich. You can buy sandwich makers called the panini press which is especially made for this type of sandwich.

Open Faced
While sandwiches are traditionally made with two breads and a filling in the center, sandwiches without the top bread can also be served. This type of sandwich is aptly called “open faced sandwich.” The filling varies but there are types which are carefully designed to look like fun sandwiches with faces, flowers, animals, and the like as the shape and décor. Kids love them as a snack or for school.

Fast Food Sandwiches
This type of sandwich refers to the hamburger and hotdog sandwiches. The former has a ground beef patty as its filling while the latter has hotdog in between rolls.

Gyro, Falafel and Pita Sandwiches
This group of similar Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sandwiches banks on meat and yogurt dressing as its main attraction.

Hero, Hoagie and Submarine Sandwiches
The hero, hoagie and submarine sandwiches all pile on the meat delis and veggies so that the sandwich eater is left feeling satiated and delighted.

Fried Sandwiches
We’ve heard of toasted and grilled sandwiches. In the case of the monte cristo and the croque monsieur, fried sandwiches are in vogue. Each sandwich is complete by itself — filling, spread and bread. What makes it difference however is the way it is cooked. It’s deep-fried so that the outer layer is crisp and would then yield to a meaty and creamy interior.

Fast Food Sandwiches

Fast Food Sandwiches

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Fried Sandwich

Fried Sandwich

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Gyro, Falafel and Pita Sandwiches

Gyro, Falafel and Pita Sandwiches

This group of similar Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sandwiches [...]

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Hero, Hoagie and Submarine

Hero, Hoagie and Submarine

The hero, hoagie and submarine sandwiches all pile on [...]

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Open Faced Sandwich

Open Faced Sandwich

While sandwiches are traditionally made with two breads and [...]

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Panini

Panini

The panini is plural for the Italian word for [...]

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