Types of Sandwich (Exam point of View)


Types of sandwich

Sandwich! This term very popular now and now days it is the parts of almost cousine.

The honor of naming sandwich goes to the infamous gambler John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwih to the infamous gambler John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwich.

Ofcourse one question come in your mind why this honor goes to this man there is one story behind it don’t wory I will tell you –

This gentleman refused to leave the gaming tables because he didn’t want to break his winning streak. He asked for some bread filled with meat so that he doesn’t get disturbed in between of his game, and since then the rage for sandwiches was on.


In this article I will tell you different types of sandwich

Different types of Sandwiches

You can understand by types of sandwich above diagram. So lets discuss in deep.

Sandwiches can be hot or cold, closed or open-faced, depending on the way in which the ingredients are prepared and presented.

1) Cold Sandwiches

In this types sandwiches includes tea sandwiches, buffet sandwiches, club sandwiches, fancy sandwiches and open-faced sandwiches.

Cold open-faced sandwiches are simply larger versions of canapés. As for these, more emphasis is given on garnishing and visual appeal.


2) Conventional, Closed or Lunchbox Sandwich

This types of sandwich consist of two slices of bread with any filling such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs and vegetables.

It is the ideal item for the lunchbox that school children and office-goers carry. The filling is usually heavy and hearty, as the objective is to provide a wholesome and nutritious meal. Or, it could be light. The perfect food for the weight watcher.

3) Tea Sandwiches

These are similar to the above but are cut into smaller triangles or in fingers. It’s serve with the afternoon tea usually with very light filling. It is the well garnishing for preparation for service.

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4) Buffet Sandwich

These are similar to the conventional sandwich but are cut into fancy shapes like hearts, diamonds, and ovals, with sandwich cutters. Obviously, there will be a lot of wastage and can only be used when cost permits.

5) Continental or French Sandwiches

It’s Consists of crusty French baguettes slit horizontally, well buttered with a savory filling. And garnish with lettuce, slices of cucumber and tomatoes.


6) Double Decker / Triple Decker and Club Sandwiches

These are extremely popular these days. If you top an ordinary sandwich with another filling and close that with a third slice of bread you get a double – decker.

Similarly, in a triple – decker will have three fillings and four slices of bread.

The bread in a club sandwich may be toasted or grilled but in a double decker or a triple decker, plain bread may be use as well. These sandwiches are cut diagonally into half for service so that they can be easy for eat.

7) Open Sandwiches

Open Sandwiches are technically not sandwiches, as a sandwich needs two slices of bread. But for convenience, they are classified as sandwiches.

8) Fancy Sandwiches

These are a variety of fancy sandwiches which look good when put on exhibition and display. They add a new dimension to a cold buffet presentation.

Which includes –

  • Ribbon sandwiches
  • Checker Board sandwich
  • Pinwheel Sandwich
  • Rolled sandwich
  • Mosaic sandwich

9) Hot Sandwiches

Hot closed sandwiches include those in which the filling ingredients are served hot, and those where the entire sandwich is heated for service. Hot closed sandwiches can be categorized as basic, grilled or toasted.Some classical hot sandwiches include:

  • Book Maker from England
  • Strammer Max From Germany
  • Lindstrom it’s from Sweeden
  • Croque Monsieur/Madame and this is from France

Grilled sandwiches are those in which the filling is placed between two pieces of bread, which are buttered on the outside and then browned on a griddle or in a sauté pan.



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