Did you know it’s British Sandwich Week (#BritishSandwichWeek)? We all love a good sandwich here in the UK, whether it’s your standard cheese and pickle or something a bit fancier. One thing we love about sandwiches here at Anevay is that they are so perfect for taking camping! They pack well, you can eat them with your hands, and they’re super quick to make.
You can get all sorts of clever gadgets for on-the-go sandwich enjoyment: we recommend a pie iron, which is a handy little contraption that allows you to make toasted sandwiches out of bread and pretty much anything. There are lots of awesome recipes online for creative pie iron concoctions, or you can invent your own.
If you don't have one - who says you need fancy gadgets to get creative with your outdoor cooking? Here are three fantastic grilled sandwich recipes that you can make on your stove, or even just at home in the kitchen!
S'mores Grilled Sandwich
S'mores are a campfire classic, and a surefire hit with grown-up campers and kids alike. This clever adaptation transforms the cracker, marshmallow and chocolate snack into a delicious sandwich, perfect for a cheeky camp breakfast!
Butter two slices of bread on one side. Spread the other side of one piece with Nutella, and the other with marshmallow fluff (you can buy this in Tesco). If you can't find it, use marshmallows cut in half. Sprinkle in some nuts or a few sliced strawberries for extra excitement. Heat a skillet on your stove, sandwich the two halves together and place in the pan. Grill until golden then flip and repeat on the other side.
Brie and Jam Grilled Cheese
You can't go wrong with a good old grilled cheese. If you're taking cheese camping with you (always a good decision in our book), make sure you keep it as cool as possible in cool box or similar if you're going to be storing it for more than a day or so.
Butter two slices of bread on one side. Slice your brie (feel free to substitute pretty much any type of cheese here) and lay on one piece of bread. Spread the other piece with jam and sandwich together so the butter is on the outside. Heat a skillet on your stove then place the sandwich in the pan until golden brown, then flip and repeat on the other side until crisp.
Foraged Grilled Sandwich
This is an impressive little creation that you can make using anything you can forage while you're out in the wild. Wild garlic and spring greens give it flavour and a healthy dose of nutrients, and the foraged mushrooms (morels should be available around this time of year) add some substance. Feel free to add in a slice of cheese or ham if you've brought it along with you.
Slice your mushrooms. Wash your foraged greens and saute in a pan with a little butter and salt until wilted. At the same time (if you're using a Frontier Stove, move the pan to the back; if you're cooking on a Traveller place the pan with the greens on one of the warming plates) saute the mushrooms with some butter and garlic if you have it. Tear up the wild garlic leaves. Butter two slices of bread on one side. Pile the greens on the unbuttered side of one slice and add the mushrooms and wild garlic leaves. Season with salt and pepper and add cheese if you're using it. Press together and place in a heated skillet, flipping until crisp and golden brown on both sides. Enjoy!