Placing different foods between two slices of bread or, less often simply on a single slice, is all it takes to make a sandwich. Sandwiches can be very simple or very elaborate, and you can eat them when you’re in a hurry or serve them at a buffet or a party, on a platter. Whether you use cheese cream and salmon, fried eggs and tomatoes or crustless sandwiches, you can alter their taste and appearance if you put them in the oven and serve them hot.
How to make a festive platter
Sandwich platters can be very useful at Swedish buffets where people can choose the food they want while having a break, attending conferences, work sessions or seminars. However, if you don’t have the time or choose not to make them yourself, you can buy them from any fast food, where they make platters that usually contain 10 to 12 sandwiches, or hire a catering company to do it for you.
When having a party and serving sandwich platters, the arrangement is definitely the most important aspect. You can use alluring garnishes to make the sandwiches tastier and ornaments to make them more appealing. It may be a good idea to use contrasting colors for the filling, such as serving with green salad and red tomatoes; this combination makes them perfect for any special event. If you don’t have a lot of time but want to make more platters, you can always use a sandwich maker.
Apart from making a crisp, hot sandwich, you can use it for other recipes suitable for special events. Since it is made of Teflon which prevents the ingredients from sticking, the sandwich maker can work as a mini grill too, so that you can fry foods without using oil. Make more sophisticated sandwiches by replacing the slices of bread with tortilla wraps, then put on cheese and other ingredients (like beans, pork, spicy sauce) and place them in the sandwich maker (or the oven) to obtain delicious quesadillas or burritos, depending on the party you are having.
You can use different silicone shapes to cut the slices of bread into the desired shape, especially if you’re having a children’s party. Use an animal-shaped slicer to make funny sandwiches for the kids, and serve them with ornaments on a platter. For other theme parties you can use dinosaur, star or heart-shaped slicers to make sandwiches. The three most important aspects to keep in mind when you want to serve festive platters for a party or a special event are the arrangement, the style, and most importantly the way you combine the flavors.