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30 sandwich hacks to change your life

From spill-savers to ingredients you've never considered using, here's the ultimate list to overhaul your sandwich-making habits for life. 

1. Soften your butter

Heat a large glass of water in the microwave, pour out the water and then cover a stick of butter with the warm glass. The heat and steam will warm the butter, making it easier to spread. Or, if your butter is extremely cold, you can grate it onto your bread or toast to prevent tearing the bread.  


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VIDEO: Baked French Croque Monsieurs

Enjoy these super easy, cheesy, dumpling-style croque monsieurs!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bread
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Flour
  • Egg yolk
  • Breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. On a large piece of plastic wrap, press one slice of bread flat with a rolling pin.
  3. Add one slice of ham, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Take the four corners of the bread, pull them in towards the center, pinch them together so that the bread maintains the shape.
  5. Envelope the bread in the plastic wrap. Gather and twist the ends on top to seal the sandwich dumpling.
  6. Repeat this step with the other slices of bread.
  7. Refrigerate.
  8. Remove the bread balls from the fridge and roll each one in flour, then egg yolk, then breadcrumbs.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Serve alone or with dipping sauces of your choice.

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