Who wants just another ham and cheese sandwich for lunch? How about a sandwich with a difference? Sushi sandwiches! Just the same old ingredients in a different disguise and fun to make too! In old-fashioned terms – a pinwheel sandwich. Sometimes children will eat better when they have had a hand in preparing the food. I tried this out with my own children and my nieces and nephews while on holiday last week and it was an instant hit from age 5 to 15. Even my very fussy niece enjoyed her lunch.
You will need:
- Fresh bread (rectangular)
- Mayonnaise or mashed avocado or butter/marg
- Grated cheese
- Sliced ham or tuna mayo
- Bread board
- Rolling pin
- Bread knife
- Spreading knife
What to do (for ham, cheese and avo sushi sandwiches):
- Place a piece of bread on the chopping board and cut off the crusts.
- Now take the rolling pin and roll over the bread, flattening it.
- Butter the bread if desired.
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on next (or mashed avocado).
- Now place a piece of ham on the bread followed by a thin layer of grated cheese. Don’t overfill.
- Carefully roll up the bread and, using the bread knife, cut into sushi-sized pieces (approx 2 cm).
- Ring the changes with the fillings. Tuna or chicken mayonnaise and lettuce would work well or make up a vegetarian filling of your choice. My very fussy niece only used peanut butter and she loved her sushi sandwiches.