Alfred Hitchcock once said, “Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.” On May 29, 1921 Charles Strite filed a patent application for the pop-up toaster. Earlier electric toasters also appeared in the 1900s, but there was no timer and you had to turn the bread yourself. A home version of Strite’s toaster was marketed to the public in 1926. Since then, pop-up toasters have become a kitchen staple.
Long before toast was an option, sandwiches have been our go-to, easy meal. The general rule is anything served between two slices of bread, nestled into a baguette, wrapped in a pita, or stuck in a bun is a sandwich. These days health-conscious folks are finding ways to ditch the bread and reinvent the sandwich. If you’re trying to go low-carb but can’t imagine a life without subs or BLTs, these 15 breadless sandwich ideas will make you forget bread even exists.
1. Steak Sandwich with Chipotle on Aubergine This sandwich is inspired by the paleo-diet and the bread is replaced with eggplant slices. This version by The Rogue Gourmet is absolutely mouthwatering.