Sandwich Platter Ideas for a Party

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How to make a sandwich platter

  1. Select a large platter for your sandwiches.
  2. Cut all the crusts off of a loaf of bread.
  3. Prepare sandwiches – layer your condiments, vegetables, cheese and meats.
  4. Arrange sandwiches on the platter.
  5. Add a garnish to the sandwich platter.
  6. Serve immediately.

How to display sandwiches on a platter

Display sandwiches on a platter by arranging them:

  • side by side
  • in a spiral
  • triangle sandwiches faced with the base on the bottom, and the corner triangle face up
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How to decorate a sandwich plate

Decorate a sandwich plate by placing a garnish on the plate:

  • sliced strawberry
  • piece of mint plant
  • mandarin orange slices
  • sliced apples – 3 pieces arranged as “steps”
  • a couple of raspberries

Sandwich presentation ideas

Sandwiches can be presented on a 3 tier platter for an added visual effect.

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Sandwiches presentation ideas

Using a variety of types of bread will give your guests an eye-catching sandwich platter. Try using mini buns, crostini’s, open faced sandwiches, or different types of bread together.

Best way to cut crust off bread

The best way to cut crust off bread is by gently holding the bread with one hand, and using a serrated knife to cut the bread as close to the crust as possible. Using a sawing motion with the serrated knife, gently see-saw the crust off of the bread slowly. Cut all 4 crusts off of the bread in the same way. If you’re wanting a bit smaller sandwiches, like finger sandwiches, cut the bread lengthwise again to create rectangular pieces of bread.

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Can you make sandwiches the day before a party?

You can make sandwiches the day before a party. But, the bread is likely to dry out, and the sauce has the potential to make the bread soggy. It’s best to make sandwiches right before serving them. This way, the bread and sandwiches stay fresh.

How long do sandwiches last unrefrigerated?

2 hours. If you need the sandwiches to sit out longer, place an ice pack underneath the serving dish.

How long can ham deli meat be left out?

Ham deli meat can be left out for about 2 hours at room temperature, then it needs to be put in the refrigerator.

How long can a sandwich last in a ziploc bag?

A sandwich lasts about 2-3 hours in a ziploc bag, but should be refrigerated to keep it as fresh as possible.