Italian Sandwiches - What Else
Can You Ask For?

Thanks to the variety of its gastronomy, Italian sandwiches are among the most representative in the world, starting from its several kind of bread, up to its wide range of ingredients that can be used to make a sandwich.

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Every moment is right to eat a sandwich in Italy: start with a sweet one for breakfast, or make it for your typical morning snack. Prepare a bigger sandwich for your lunch or get out with your friends and try the last addition in your favorite pub's menu.

Being a very fast but still nutritious meal, sandwiches are very appreciated by students and professionals in Italy who can't spend too much time in restaurants with more complex dishes, while they prefer often eating a more practical food on the go.

Where Do I Start?

The most important aspect of sandwiches is the choice of bread: from "Filone" to "Ciabatta", from "Michetta" to "Focaccia", with some derivations like "Piadina", "Bruschetta" (a slice of grilled bread) or sandwiches based on pizza dough also being very popular among Italian people.

The second key feature is the decision of main ingredients: a meat-based sandwich or a fish-based one ? Better to opt for a vegetarian or a sweet sandwich ? There is spoiled for choice! Italy offers a great variety of fish, cured meats, cheese, vegetables to be used in your recipe. Let's take a look at the most common.

One of them is obviously based on the classic hamburger local kinds of meat like "Chianina", made together with tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup and mayonnaise, sometimes accompanied with cheese.

They wouldn't be typical Italian sandwiches if not using traditional products, like "mozzarella di bufala" from Campania (often served with tomatoes), Carne Salada, Tyrol's "Speck" (usually served with local cheese and "radicchio" salad), San Daniele or Parma ham, or Bresaola with rocket and Parmigiano.

An Endless Variety

Italian meat

Other typical sandwiches from Italy includes use of sausages (together with mozzarella, tomatoes, lettuce and sauces), ham (normally with mozzarella or cheese like "Caciocavallo"), "mortadella" (standalone or together with cheese) or "pancetta" (bacon, served together with cheese).

Among these sandwiches, are most common also the vegetarian (which contains eggplants, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and zucchini, together with mozzarella cheese and lettuce) or fish-based ones, like tuna (served with cocktail sauce) and shrimps.

Other recipes are related to particular cities or regions of Italy like Milan (with its classic "milanese", based on Milanesa cutlet and served with lettuce and sauces), or like the North-East (with "Tramezzino", two slices of very soft white bread with various fillings) or Calabria (with its famous "'nduja" or sausages, chilli and onions).

Don't forget the sweet Italian sandwiches, based on the typical "Nutella" (chocolate cream) or fruit jams, usually served together with butter in order to empathize its flavor.

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