Chef Bobby Flay knows a thing or two about creating flavorful sandwich recipes made with real, simple ingredients. Now he’s letting others in on his secrets as he teams up with Hellmann’s and Best Foods to help America build the perfect sandwich.
“Everyone has an opinion about how to make the perfect sandwich, from the must-have ingredients to the highly personal sandwich architecture,” said Flay. “No matter the sandwich recipe, I always use Hellmann’s mayonnaise to bring out the best in my sandwich, plus I have to cut the bread diagonally to make it just right. That’s my idea of a perfect sandwich.”
Here are some of Flay’s tips on how he adds his personal touch to sandwiches: ffi Thick, crusty breads like ciabatta are great for sandwiches to help comple- ment softer ingredients like tomatoes and cheese. ffi Bring a crunch to your sandwich with vegetables like sliced cucumber or fennel. Not only do they add a fresh taste, they won’t wilt when they come in contact with condiments. ffi Add bright colors to the sandwich with parsley leaves, finely diced red onions, or green, yellow and red peppers. ffi Don’t be afraid to experiment with new flavors. Jazz up your sandwich with a little cranberry relish, chopped, toasted nuts, lemon-basil or even a little thousand island coleslaw — the sky’s the limit. Here are some of Bobby’s savory sandwich creations. Visit www.facebook.com/ Hellmanns to share how you build the perfect sandwich and enter the Hellmann’s Build Your Perfect Sandwich Sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes.