Spend more time on your bread
Your first invitation into the kitchen was probably in elementary school when your parents taught you how to take out two pieces of bread, slather some peanut butter and jelly and call it a day. Though it’s true that PB&J still has its time and place, to make an epic sandwich (meant for an adult appetite), Mauro says to not move too quickly from that pivotal first step. Which is bread! “So many people make the mistake of not treating the bread correctly,” he explains. “You want to butter and griddle those buns or put that French bread in the oven for five minutes to reactive it and if you must, buy the freshest sliced bread possible.” Because it’s the foundation of your sandwich, skimping on preparing it will keep your sandwich game from going from little leagues to pro.
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