Saturday lunches are always sandwiches for us. Not just an ordinary one, but a steaming “hot sandwich” is always so pleasant to have for brunch. Check out this easy procedure to make 2 types of sandwiches that keeps the heat for so long, that you need to huff and puff before munching in.

What makes it special when using Japanese ingredients?

First of all, the bread quality in Japan is fantastic. If you go to a bread store, you will see all kinds of breads that you can only find in Japan. (I’m thinking of writing an article all about Japanese bread stores in the future!) But the most common type of bread you can find in any stores including the supermarket or convenience store, is the “shoku-pan”, which is what you call a bread used for toast in Japan. Compared to the breads I intervened in the U.S., the ones in Japan are more fluffy and moist. Today, these “shoku-pans” are so popular that a lot of the manufacturers make premium brand toasting bread, which is just shocking in a positive way. I wish you could all try them when you come to Japan, so I’ll post an article up in the future. The “shoku-pans” come in various sizes and cuts. For the hot sandwiches, make sure you use the 8 sliced breads (thinner sizes) so that the sandwich maker can stick the 2 slices together.

Next, the eggs are super high quality. Famously, Japanese eggs are so fresh, they could be eaten raw. So I usually like to cook my sandwich with eggs 70% boiled, and not completely hard boiled. This will create the creamy texture when mixed with mayo, and is highly recommended. By using the Japanese ingredients, I personally think it is possible to elevate your quality of the sandwiches.

Also, Japanese supermarkets sell fresh tuna cans. They come in small cans, so basically you can use one can for one sandwich. If you don’t open the can, you can save it for a period of time without making them rot, so I always have some stocks at home to keep me company with the easy recipes accessible at any time. Not just sandwiches, but they go well with toppings for salad too!

How easy is it to make?

You just need to prepare the ingredients beforehand, and sandwich them in. When I’m super busy, I make the ingredients in the previous night and let it sleep in the refrigerator. I’m not an easy-to-wake person, and love to sleep! So even after a sloggy morning, you just have to sandwich the ingredients into the shoku-pan and heat! The great smell of the bread will for sure wake you up! How easy is that?

What kind of ingredients are suitable for a hot sandwich?

Ham, cheese, eggs, seafood…you name it! Anything suits well for a hot sandwich. Since this is my first post, I chose my 2 favorite sandwiches for a start. The tuna melt consists of marinated tuna, olive oil, mayonnaise & onions, with melted cheese. This one is particularly suitable for hot sandwiches, since the melted cheese and the heated mayonnaise melts in your mouth. Cold sandwiches with the same ingredients are good too, but heated creates the melt, which I love. The second one is the egg & mayonnaise. This too is more well known for a cold sandwich, but by heating it, the mayonnaise marinates well with the egg yolk, and the creamy texture could be generated from it. Hot sandwiches are the best because you could 100% enclose the heat by clashing the buns together. So until you cut the sandwich or take a bite, the heat will be maintained inside. Now let’s see how to cook them!

Hot Sandwich Brunch with Sausages

Category

Tuna melted sandwich

Yields2 Servings

 4 slices of "shoku-pan" breads (8 sliced cuts)
 butter (as you may like)
Tuna Melt
 1 Tuna can
 1 slice of cheese
 ¼ onions (chopped into small sizes)
 1 tbsp mayonnaise
 1 tsp olive oil
 1 pinch Salt & Pepper
Egg-Mayo
 1 Egg (Boiled)
 1 tbsp mayonnaise
 1 pinch Salt & Pepper
 ¼ onions (chopped into small sizes)

Preparation
1

Butter the breads & set aside.

2

Boil egg. Place the egg inside the pot of water and heat in high heat. After the water starts to boil, let it boil for 7 minutes, and take out the egg. This should yield an egg about 70% cooked yolk. Once it cooled down, take off the egg shell.

Tuna Melt Ingredients
3

Chop/mince the onions into small pieces. Open the tuna can and drain the liquid. Mix the onions and tuna along with mayonnaise, salt & pepper, and olive oil.

4

Place the sliced cheese onto one of the slices of bread. Place the tuna ingredients evenly. Make sure you leave some space on the 4 edges, so the buns stick well. Sandwich it by placing another slice on top.

Egg-Mayo Ingredients
5

Place the boiled egg, mayonnaise, onions, salt & pepper in a bowl and mix well. Use a fork to mush the egg well.

6

Place the ingredients evenly on the bread. Make sure you leave some space on the 4 edges, so the buns stick well. Sandwich it by placing another slice on top.

Cook the Sandwich
7

With a hot sandwich maker, compress the buns together so that the edges stick together to enclose the ingredients. Once done, take out the sandwiches and cut them into halves. Serve on a plate and eat!

Ingredients

 4 slices of "shoku-pan" breads (8 sliced cuts)
 butter (as you may like)
Tuna Melt
 1 Tuna can
 1 slice of cheese
 ¼ onions (chopped into small sizes)
 1 tbsp mayonnaise
 1 tsp olive oil
 1 pinch Salt & Pepper
Egg-Mayo
 1 Egg (Boiled)
 1 tbsp mayonnaise
 1 pinch Salt & Pepper
 ¼ onions (chopped into small sizes)

Directions

Preparation
1

Butter the breads & set aside.

2

Boil egg. Place the egg inside the pot of water and heat in high heat. After the water starts to boil, let it boil for 7 minutes, and take out the egg. This should yield an egg about 70% cooked yolk. Once it cooled down, take off the egg shell.

Tuna Melt Ingredients
3

Chop/mince the onions into small pieces. Open the tuna can and drain the liquid. Mix the onions and tuna along with mayonnaise, salt & pepper, and olive oil.

4

Place the sliced cheese onto one of the slices of bread. Place the tuna ingredients evenly. Make sure you leave some space on the 4 edges, so the buns stick well. Sandwich it by placing another slice on top.

Egg-Mayo Ingredients
5

Place the boiled egg, mayonnaise, onions, salt & pepper in a bowl and mix well. Use a fork to mush the egg well.

6

Place the ingredients evenly on the bread. Make sure you leave some space on the 4 edges, so the buns stick well. Sandwich it by placing another slice on top.

Cook the Sandwich
7

With a hot sandwich maker, compress the buns together so that the edges stick together to enclose the ingredients. Once done, take out the sandwiches and cut them into halves. Serve on a plate and eat!

Tuna Melt & Egg-Mayo Hot Sandwich
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