Favourite Sandwiches

In the UK

What’s your favourite sandwich? Is it the same as most people?
A recent study on social media showed that the nation’s favourite sandwich was the Bacon Butty. Classic but essential! Can you guess which ones are in second and third position?
The egg mayonnaise sandwich and sausage sandwich! Would you agree?

Bacon Butty Sandwich
Egg Mayonnaise Sandwich
Sausage sandwich

In France

We had a look at the top sandwiches in France. They are very different from UK. The top 1 is called “Jambon-Beurre” which is simply ham and butter in a baguette.
The second one is called “Croque Monsieur”. It is close to the first one but this one is usually eaten hot. Made with ham, grilled cheese and creamy béchamel sauce.
Finally, we have the “Pan Bagnat” from Nice in the Southeast of France. A typical sandwich consists of a round bun including tuna, olives, red onions, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and basil.

Jambon Beurre
Croque Monsieur
Pan Bagnat

History of the sandwich

The sandwich as we know it, which consists of two slices of bread with food in between, is a concept that exists for more than two hundred years. At first, it was perceived as food for popular classes, shared when people were drinking or gambling. However, it slowly began to appear in upper classes as a late-night snack.
The noun “sandwich” comes from the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was an aristocrat in the 18th century who loved this form of meal; meat in between two slices of bread. He said that it allowed him to still play cards without getting his cards greasy.
The sandwich’s popularity increased in the 19th century during the industrial revolution. It was easy, fast and affordable meal for the working class.
Nowadays, the sandwich is a quick and popular meal all around the world especially at lunch time!