Making sandwiches for large groups of children can always be a daunting task and layering and slicing individual sandwiches can become exhausting. This an easy recipe for a light lunch or a children's birthday party.
These ingredients are just suggestions and fillings for the sandwiches can be varied as per your taste and personal preference.
- 1 long garlic loaf or soft baguette
- 1 head of lettuce, separated and washed
- 3 tomatoes sliced thinly
- 2 cucumbers peeled and sliced thinly
- 6 cheese slices
- 4 tablespoons of sandwich spread or mayonnaise
- 2 olives
- Shredded green and purple cabbage to serve
- Slice the garlic loaf across the middle to make two equal flat slices for your sandwich.
- Spread both halves with mayonnaise or sandwich spread.
- On the lower half, layer the sliced the cheese and then leaves of lettuce.
- Following this, layer tomatoes and cucumber, finishing with another layer of lettuce.
- The lettuce on top prevents the sandwich from getting soggy with the moisture from the tomatoes.
- Once completed, place the top half of the bread on the sandwich.
- Using a serrated knife, cut the sandwich into equal portions. If need be, push toothpicks into the individual sections to hold them in place.
- On a large platter, scatter the green and purple cabbage and placed the sandwich pieces on top.
- Maintain the baguette shape while arranging it to give it the appearance of a large caterpillar.
- If possible, curve the alignment of the sandwich gently to make it more caterpillar-like.
- Slice an olive in half and place both halves in the position of the eyes on the head of the caterpillar. Secure with toothpicks if need be.