When the Earl of Sandwich first put some meat between two loaves of bread, he created something very special. A whole meal handily between two slices of bread that you can carry around with you, and that developed subsequently into subways, baguettes and paninis. A sandwich is far more than the sum of its parts though, and there have been countless different kinds of sandwiches throughout the decades. But which is the best? Following are the top 10 sandwiches based on taste, healthiness and popularity. Dig in!
10. Peanut Butter Sandwich
The peanut butter sandwich is the first of our top 10 sandwiches and an odd one to start with being the only non-savoury entry. Great comfort food though and perfect with a cup of tea. Add jelly for something that feels wrong but tastes oh-so right.
9. Pork and Stuffing
Pork and stuffing is a delicious sandwich and definitely one of the top ten sandwiches of all time – stuffing is the bit we all wish we had more of at a roast and this way you get a whole sandwich of it. It can be a bit dry unless
8. Breakfast Sandwich
Perhaps the most indulgent of the top 10 sandwiches, but sheer genius in its creation. Essentially a whole English fry-up in a sandwich which is just as delicious and as filling and the real thing. Not particularly healthy though – but it makes it on the list for ambition alone.
7. Egg mayonnaise
Egg mayonnaise would be healthy if it wasn’t for the mayonnaise. Still though this is the only sandwich in our top 10 sandwiches that offers you all you amino acids in one sitting and it’s very tasty. Often served with water cress.
6. Cheese and Ham
Ham sandwiches are a classic, but when you add cheese to them is when they’re truly delicious. One of the most common of our top 10 sandwiches and one of the quickest to rustle up.
5. Chicken Salad
It’s classic and it’s easy and it’s rather healthy too being a lean meat with lots of greens. Though like most of the top 10 sandwiches it still comes with a dollop of mayonnaise.
4. Sweet Chilli Chicken
This entry in our top ten sandwiches is perfect for when you’re not sure if you’re craving sweet or savoury and for when you want a slight tang to your lunch. Often uses Moroccan style chicken and is a bit less dry tasting than the classic chicken salad hence it’s slightly higher positioning. Chicken curry is also a popular option not on our top 10 sandwiches.
3. Salmon and Cream Cheese:
A high entry for this one of our top ten sandwiches despite being less common. That’s because it’s both healthy and delicious and more people need to try it. Simply take a slice of salmon and add it to bread spread with Philadelphia cream cheese (or Boursin) and add a squirt of lemon juice.
For its fame the BLT – Bacon Lettuce and Tomato – needs to be high in any top 10 sandwiches list. Truly it is an institution and one that manages to feel very indulgent without actually being that unhealthy.
1. Tuna Mayonnaise
But the winner of the top 10 sandwiches list is tuna mayonnaise! Here is a sandwich that is very healthy with a lean protein source, omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. The mayonnaise is a bit unhealthy yes but that’s what makes it delicious and there’s normally some salad thrown in there for good measures. It’s also an absolute classic and one that you can order in any establishment.