How to make your own sandwich tray

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How to make your own sandwich tray
Sandwich trays offer variety and a budget-friendly dish. (Zedcor Wholly Owned/ Images)

Preparing a sandwich tray with a selection of items gives guests options so they can make their favourite sandwich with or without certain condiments or toppings. Sandwich trays offer a colourful presentation for buffet lines or a spread of finger foods and can be made to look gourmet within minutes. You can arrange and refrigerate sandwich trays in advance of a party to get a jump-start on your food display and replenish platters with cold cuts and cheeses throughout the event.

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Things you need

  • Large platter
  • Sliced deli meats
  • Serving forks
  • Sliced deli cheeses
  • Small condiment bowls
  • Sandwich condiments
  • Sandwich toppings
  • Condiment serving spoons
  • Condiment serving knives
  • Sandwich rolls
  • Sliced breads
  • Basket
  • Serrated knife

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  1. 1

    Roll sliced deli meats such as roast beef, turkey, ham and salami into cylindrical shapes. Arrange the meats around the circumference of your sandwich platter. Place at least two serving forks on the platter for guests to use.

  2. 2

    Separate and place sliced cheeses such as provolone, Swiss and cheddar on the platter by staggering each slice on top of another and arranging the cheeses around the circumference of your plate. You can also alternate meats and cheeses for presentation purposes.

  3. 3

    Fill small bowls with condiments and toppings such as mustard, mayonnaise, olive oil, horseradish, roasted peppers, hot peppers, chopped onions, chopped lettuce and pickles. Place a small serving spoon or knife in each bowl for self-service. Put the bowls in the middle of the platter.

  4. 4

    Place sandwich rolls and sliced breads in a basket next to the platter, with a serrated knife so guests can cut rolls open to make fresh sandwiches.

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