I think we’ve all been here…
Picture this, you wake up early to prepare yourself a tasty, ham and salad sandwich for lunch, complete with all of the good ingredients; we’re talking tomato, cucumber, onion, lettuce, ham and of course mayo (or other delicious condiments).
You get to work and spend all morning thinking about how good that sandwich is going to be, then finally, it’s time to nosh down. You open your lunchbox only to find that the entire thing is soggy and limp, just like your dreams of the perfect sandwich.
I know it seems like your only option is to give up on the perfect sandwich altogether, but we are here to tell you that you’re wrong. After stumbling across one of the greatest life hacks on reddit, we thought it only fair to share the this sneaky sandwich hack with our readers…
We finally know how to keep our sandwiches fresh & crispy without using an ice pack!
The method is comprised of four simple steps.
Find yourself a plastic container which perfectly fits the shape and size of your sandwich. Butter your sandwich bread (optional) and place the two slices in the bottom of the container.
Grab yourself a piece of plastic wrap and stretch it out over the two slices of bread. Try not to stretch the plastic wrap so tight that it hovers above the bread. Make sure the plastic wrap is long enough to extend beyond the sides of the plastic container.
Layer your ingredients however you prefer and place them on top of the plastic wrap. Hot tip: Put a thin layer of cheese & cold cut deli meat down first to ensure there is an extra barrier between the veggies and the slice of bread, finishing with the lettuce leaves on top. The same method applies for other meat and salad sandwiches such as BLT’s.
Place plastic container lid on top, squishing the lettuce leaves down slightly to make sure the container is airtight. To eliminate further sogginess, try drying the lettuce leaves with a paper towel before placing them in your Tupperware.
Don’t worry too much about the lettuce leaves getting a little squished, the container is completely airtight so the lettuce leaves will still maintain most of their crispiness by the time you’re ready to build your sandwich.
So, there you have it, the perfect solution to soggy sandwiches! Head on out and find yourself the perfect sandwich container to get started on this super helpful life hack.
A couple of other tips you could try include:
- Use meat both as the bottom layer of the sandwich and the top layer with the veggies in-between as a barrier to the moisture.
- Make your sandwich, wrap it in a paper towel and place in a plastic bag.
- Place your meat, cheese & choice of sauce on the bread and place in a plastic bag. In separate bag, place all of your salad fillings.
- Keep the bread, meat and filling separate and wrap in a paper towel. Keep your condiments and salad in a separate container. The paper towel draws the moisture away from the bread.