Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Day 4 - Homemade Chicken Mayo

Warning - this post is like this sandwich; boring. There's nothing exciting I can say about this other than I made a chicken and mayonnaise sandwich. As I like spice, I added some chopped jalapeños and drizzled some Cholula hot sauce over the mixture.

It's not my favourite type of sandwich so I can't rave about it, but it was pleasant enough. The chicken was pre-cooked breast from a packet, and was not really of great quality but the jalapeños were an inspired addition.

Description: Homemade chicken mayo
Location: Home, Northampton
Accompaniments: Salt and vinegar McCoys, 7up
Companion: None
Rating: 6/10

Day 3 - Homemade Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Because I'm not surrounded by sandwich restaurants, I have to make some of them myself. However, I'll still be reviewing them in a similar manner. When I do make homemade sandwiches, I'll try and recreate some classic recipes. Today; grilled cheese.

I've never been good at making grilled cheese sandwiches. In England, we either have cheese on toast or use toasted sandwich makers. Therefore, the process of putting a sandwich on a grill pan is still a little alien for me. Nonetheless, I love these sandwiches, so I persevere.

The result was tasty, but poorly executed. It's hard to mess up the flavour. It's frickin' cheese! But the bread was almost burnt and the cheese had not melted enough. All in all, an average effort.

Description: Grilled cheese sandwich
Location: Home, Northampton
Accompaniments: Cheese and Onion McCoys
Companion: None
Rating: 5/10

Day 2 - Chicken foot-long from Subway

I used to love Subway. Walking in, I used to feel like a spoilt kid in an Apple store. "A whole foot?" and "I can have all of that salad?" I used to scream to the confused server. Alas, those magical days are gone. Now, every time I go back to Subway I feel like I've somehow been cheated. It's just not how I remember it.

This time around I decided to have a foot long chicken special (or something along those lines). Basically, it is breaded chicken. It was supposed to be crispy, but after the salad was put on it, the layers and layers of flavourless salad, it became a hopeless soggy mess. That is was spite of the fact that it was "toasted". Subway must have the only toaster that makes things wetter.

Long story short, the sandwich was disappointingly below average.

Description: Chicken something something from Subway
Location: Subway, Northampton
Accompaniments: None
Companion: None
Rating: 4/10

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Day 1 - Christmas Sandwich

For the first sandwich of my 50 day gorge, this was an excellent way to start. Initially I was reluctant to set the bar too high, and thought about rating a 7. But, ultimately, the quality of this sandwich was too good. I would go so far as to say that it is the best turkey sandwich I've ever purchased. Mainly because of the juiciness of the poultry, which had more in common with chunky ham than the dry meat that usually graces purchased turkey sandwiches. The chutney added a welcomed sweetness and sharpness, that cut through the creamy, but not overwhelming mayonnaise lightly coating the turkey. On the downside, there was too little bread compared to the filling and the accompanying salad leaves were undressed. But that did not detract from the overall pleasant experience that was devouring this sandwich.

Description: Open faced turkey sandwich with fruit chutney
Location: Dolly's Cafe, Selfridges, London
Accompaniments: Hand cooked crisps, mixed leaves (undressed)
Companion: Mum
Rating: 8/10

What the hell is this all about then?

I am currently unemployed.

I like sandwiches.

Therefore, logically, I have decided to eat a sandwich every day for the next 50 days, and then blog about it.

That is all.