Everybody loves a crisp sandwich! Whether they’re your favourite flavour of crisps, carefully matched to your other sandwich ingredients, or you’re trying to dispose of some cheap crisps you wish you’d never bought, a crisp sandwich, with its crunchy layer, always goes down a treat.
So, it was with great excitement that I decided to have a cheese and crisp sandwich for lunch. I’d randomly bought a 24 pack of mixed bags of crisps from Lidl the other week, it was some special weekend offer where you got 24 bags of crisps for 95p, so I thought “why not”. I was lured in by that cheap price.
I’d normally avoid multi packs of crisps because there are always flavours I’d not choose to eat, but at 95p for 24 bags, I couldn’t help myself. There were six bags of cheese & onion crisps and six of prawn cocktail – these weren’t a problem, these flavours are flavours I’d choose. The six bags of salt and vinegar could be eaten, at a push. But as I neared the bottom of the bag I realised that there were still the six bags of crisps lurking at the bottom of the bag to tackle.
So, in a bid to get started on these, it was Crisp Sandwich Day here at home 🙂
I already had grated vintage cheddar cheese and some light salad cream (for those who don’t know this, it’s like mayo but has a tangy flavour to it as a little mustard has been added and probably a little sugar).
Usually I’d make a cheese sandwich and put a few crisps on top – but today I decided to “go large” and have a double decker, fully loaded, cheese & crisp sandwich, with two layers of cheese!
- 2 slices of bread, any bread
- A big squirt of salad cream, instead of butter, but you could use butter or mayo
- 50 grams of vintage cheddar cheese, grated – any hard cheese will do though
- 1/3rd of a small bag of crisps, so <10 grams.
- Lay out the bread slices side by side and squirt the salad cream over them. It’s optional to spread this to the edges, I just leave it as it is.
- Cover both slices of bread with grated cheese – to create the two layers in the finished sandwich
- Layer the crisps on one slice of the bread, as many as you want.
- Carefully flip the cheese-only slice of bread on top of the crisps/cheese slice.
- Cut in half – no need for sandwiches cut as triangles, this is a crisp sandwich, so best left simple.
That was really tasty! It’s a fast no cook lunch, perfect for a snack, or a packed lunch box idea.
2 slices of bread, £0.04 + salad cream £0.05 + cheese £0.21 + crisps £0.02 = £0.32. A very frugal and enjoyable snack or lunch.
All you retro food lovers – THIS is one of the Holy Grails of food 🙂