5 Delicious Sandwiches

Looking for the ultimate sandwich? Forget bologna and cheese and spice up your routine with one of these scrumptious gourmet sandwiches instead.

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Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

A Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich is distinguished from a traditional Chicken Salad Sandwich by the addition of aromatic curry powder and such add-ins as fresh mango, apricots, raisins, carrots, and cashews. It can be served on many kinds of toasted bread, from sourdough or white to wheat or raisin walnut.

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Croissant Sandwich

The croissant, a national symbol of France, was traditionally eaten only at breakfast. According to Alan Davidson in The Oxford Companion to Food, things changed in the 1970s with the advent of le fast food. To slow the burgeoning popularity of the American Hamburger, the French created croissanteries, small eateries that serve Croissant Sandwiches at breakfast or lunch.

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Banana Bread Sandwich

Two hunks of fresh or toasty grilled banana bread can be sandwiched with sweet ingredients, such as ice cream, grilled bananas, or peanut butter and jelly. Banana bread is a quick bread-a sweet, cakey type made with baking soda instead of yeast-that contains mashed ripe bananas.

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Artisanal Grilled Cheese

The humble Grilled Cheese sandwich remained relatively unchanged for decades, until creative chefs began taking a new look at the old classic. In the late 1990s, Nancy Silverton inaugurated Thursday Grilled Cheese Night at her Los Angeles restaurant Campanile.

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Pound Cake Sandwich

A pound cake is a buttery white cake with a golden crust. Its name was derived from the measurement of ingredients traditionally used: one pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs, according to British and American cookbooks dating back to the 1750s. As for the Pound Cake Sandwich, it was most likely invented by ingenious moms and grandmas looking for ways to use up leftover slices of cake.

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