Tired of the Plain Jane sandwiches you’ve made one too many times? Why not make an open-faced sandwich out of it? Arrange your ingredients on two pieces of bread for a tasty display that’s not only Insta-worthy, but also tastes incredible. Ready for some recipes? Read on, but a word of caution before we begin, we recommend having a loaf of Inked Organics bread on hand so you can try one of these rad ideas immediately!
Open-Faced Avocado Sandwich
Avocados are chock full of nutrients and healthy fats, making them an excellent addition to your diet. To make an open-faced sandwich, you can either lay slices of avocado across the bread or mash it up and use it as a spread. Consider adding hard-boiled eggs to your avocado mash for an extra nutritional boost. Inked Organics’ Sprouted Wheat bread or Super Seeds bread are both hearty, flavorful options for your open-faced avocado sandwich creation. To change things up, top your avocado with a variety of different flavors. Try slices of fresh tomato, sprigs of cilantro, basil or spinach leaves, or even a fried egg.
Open-Faced Peanut Butter Sandwich with Fruit or Cheese
PBJ is that classic childhood treat that takes us all back to simpler days. While a traditional peanut butter sandwich doesn’t seem that elegant, you can take it up a notch by creating an open-faced masterpiece.
Start by slathering a generous amount of peanut butter on each slice of bread. Opt for Inked’s Great White bread for a classic flavor profile, or go with Mighty Multi-Grain for a hearty option. Now, have fun with the toppings. Try slices of banana, pear, or apple with honey drizzled over the top. Toss on a handful of raisins, golden raisins, or dried cranberries.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even grate a bit of mozzarella cheese on it and pop it in the microwave or toaster oven until the cheese melts. Feeling a little unsure about the whole cheese and peanut butter combination? Don’t knock it until you try it because you seriously don’t know what you’re missing out on. You’ll either love it or hate it, but hey, it’s worth a try!
Classic Jam on Toast with Better Bread
Who says you have to go crazy to make a delicious open-faced sandwich? When time is of the essence, a bit of jam spread across a slightly toasted slice of bread can be a delightful breakfast or snack. All of our Inked Organics’ breads are flavorful and nutritious on their own as toast, so don’t worry about having to munch on bland dry toast if you’re stocked with a loaf or two of our signature flavors!
Of course, the bread is always an important ingredient, and with a sandwich this simple, it is absolutely essential that you use a tasty bread made with high-quality ingredients. Try a slice (or two) of Inked’s rich, soft bread with your favorite flavor of jam.
Protein-Dense Fried Egg Sandwich
A fried egg is an excellent way to add a bit of protein to your sandwiches. If you have some bacon on hand, be sure to fry your egg in the grease from the bacon and put both on your sandwich. Add some fresh lettuce and tomato to turn it into a scrumptious BLT. Stack this deliciousness atop our Rosie’s San Francisco Bay Sourdough for the perfect base to your open-faced sandwich creation!
Slices of ham also combine well with a fried egg and you can add a few slices of avocado. Finally, top off the creation with your favorite grated cheese. Put it under the broiler or in the toaster oven for a few minutes (watch it so it doesn’t burn!) to melt the cheese and crisp the bread just the right amount. Delicious! For something a little more adventurous, check out this recipe for an open-faced sandwich with mushrooms, fried egg, pesto, and shallots.
Open-Faced Sandwich: Pizza Edition
Technically speaking, we could probably say that pizza is a form of an open-faced sandwich. After all, bread is the base and there are toppings piled on it. That’s pretty much the basic definition of an open-faced sandwich.
The only problem with homemade pizza is that making the dough can be time-consuming. Plus, if you’re one of those people who is unsure about baking with yeast, it can be downright intimidating. It’s decidedly easier to fashion your pizza masterpiece on top of a slice of bread. Seriously, who needs dough to create a tantalizing pizza anyway? Our Great White Bread is the perfect pizza sandwich base, with it’s iconic classic flavor.
Making a pizza sandwich can be simple or complex, depending on how fancy you want to get. A basic pizza sandwich is easy to make by toasting your slices of bread, adding some pizza sauce, and putting on your favorite toppings. Try pineapple and Canadian bacon for a classic Hawaiian or load on the veggies for a wholesome supreme.
To get really fancy, try making your own little meatballs and creamy sauce to make a culinary delight of a pizza sandwich. This recipe calls for Kasher or Cecil cheese, but if you don’t know what those are or can’t find them in your local grocery store, we’re sure that good old mozzarella or cheddar will do just fine.
Elevated Turkey Sandwich: Thanksgiving Edition
This one is perfect for the week following Thanksgiving when you’ve got that huge turkey that you need to finish off. Take a nice, thick slice of turkey and lay it over a slice of bread. Smother it in leftover gravy and heat it up in the microwave (or toast it in the toaster oven).
Not a gravy fan? Take a cue from this cream cheese, cranberry, and turkey sandwich instead. These delightful flavors mix together to create a tart and creamy treat that pairs perfectly with a slice of turkey. You can also use chicken if you don’t have turkey on hand. This sandwich is so good you won’t want to have to wait for Thanksgiving to roll around! Our Honey Whole Wheat is the perfect, slightly-sweet bread for this ultimate Turkey Day leftovers creation.
Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Herbs
Looking for an open-faced sandwich that is as easy to create as it is elegant? Then look no further than a decadent sandwich with Ricotta cheese and Dijon mustard, roasted tomatoes with Balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and topped with fresh herbs. Layer your sandwich items on a slice of your favorite Inked’s bread and voilá — a masterpiece in the making!
Check out the details on how to put together this creation right here. If you’ve got a garden growing with an abundance of fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs, this is the perfect recipe to help use them up! While you’re at it, subscribe to our newsletter for more delicious ideas from Inked Organics Bread Company!