When you are planning to make a ham sandwiches for your picnic use the best quality ham your can find.
Don't settle for a thick slice of ham between 2 slices of dried up bread.
Thin slices are best in a sandwich. Shaved ham comes as very thin slices that are convenient and easy to eat. But do use plenty.
Wholemeal or full grain breads make good sandwiches or use baquettes and rolls of various sorts.
Use plenty of salad vegetables. Lettuce, tomato, cucmber, carrot are all good staples. I like to add corriander to my salads for extra flavour.
Ham Salad Rolls
Cut each roll in half horizonally. Butter them if you like. Spread with each roll with a little mustard . Layer ham, tomato, lettuce and onions on the bottom half of each roll. Top with lettuce and sprouts. Place the top of the roll onto the sandwich. Cut the rolls in half for easy eating.
Makes 4 rolls
Ham and Turkey Baguette
Split each baguette in half. Layer the ham, turkey meat, onion, grated carrot and lettuce on the base of each baguette and replace the top.
Cut the stuffed baguettes in half to make 4 sandwiches.
Ham and Tomato Baguette
Split each baguette. Layer with ham, cream cheese and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
Cut the baguettes in half to make 4 sandwiches.
Ham and Cheese Rolls
Spread buttered split rolls with mustard. Top with ham slices, cheese, sweet onion slices and spinach leaves.
Makes 4 rolls
Honey Ham with Avocado
Mash the avocado flesh and spread over 8 slices of wholegrain bread. Layer ham, chesse and tomato onto 4 slices . Top with other 4 wholegrain slices. Cut each sandwich in half.
Makes 4 full sandwiches.
Look on supermarket shelves for your favourite spreads, chutneys, and pickles to spread on your sandwiches. There are a wide range available and your choice is really a matter of taste.
These Fillings Go Well With Ham
Spread Some Condiments On Your Bread Or Rolls.
There a different mustards to choose from;
Add A Delicious Relish.
Each has is own flavour but all give a sandwich an added zing.
Find out how to make your own pickles and relishes. Try this book to get you started.
You can use them with lots of meals - not just picnic sandwiches.
These are just some ideas for additions to your ham sandwiches. There are many more to try. Experiment with different fillings to find one just right for you.