I've been thinking about sandwiches, well I've really been thinking about my Dad, and his favorite kinds of sandwiches. And also my cousins who taught my kids to giggle every time they hear the word "saannndddwiiccchhes"...
When I worked for my dad we would go to the flea market on Sunday mornings at like 4am. On Saturday night, we would make the sandwiches. Usually, we took round soft egg buns (like a burger bun) and filled them with roasted red peppers and anchovies. I never really got into the anchovy ones. But let me tell ya, when you've been up since 4am swilling bad flea market coffee out of a styrofoam cup, there ain't nothing in this world more bracing than an anchovy and roasted red pepper sandwich!
There is a shocking sandwich he loved which most people are terrified to try, it can't possibly be real, it's THAT bad for you. You get a loaf of french bread. Or, if you are in Rhode Island a Crugnale's roll and you slather it with salted butter (preferably a little cold) and into this roll you layer a half dozen slices of the best possible, thinnest sliced prosciutto you can get your hands on. This is blissfully delicious, but hard to get your mind to just shut up and let you enjoy it.
He also loved tiny chicken salad sandwiches; the kind you get at lunch buffets or not-so fancy weddings.
A chicken salad recipe (he would never abide by fruit in chicken salad, but what the hey...):
1 cup cut up chicken, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1/4 cup golden raisins, 1/4 cup cashews, 2 ribs of celery- chopped, 2 or 3 spring onions- chopped. Mix it up, spoon into rolls, sprinkle some coriander on top.
Click on this to Google Image 'Sandwich Platter' rather beautiful.