However, they are often served with a soup, a potato,
and vegetables. They are good main dishes for lunch or
dinner when served this way.
FINGER SANDWICHES. Finger sandwiches
are two slices of bread with a filling such as tuna, egg,
or ham salad cut into three rectangular strips. Finger
sandwiches are normally served as appetizers or for
ceremonial occasions. Because these sandwiches
contain salad mixtures, they should not be used in box
To make many sandwiches quickly, follow the steps
shown in figure 5-10. Have all sandwich material ready,
allow ample work space. Sanitary procedures and
precautions must be strictly followed in the preparation
and serving of sandwiches. Some of these procedures
and precautions are listed next.
. Fillings for cold sandwiches are highly
susceptible to bacterial contamination, and every
precaution should be taken when preparing and serving
sandwiches. Never allow sandwiches to stand at room
temperature for more than 4 cumulative hours. This
4-hour period includes the time spent chopping or dicing
food after it has been cooked. If the sandwiches will not
be consumed immediately, they must be held at
temperatures below 40°F.
Figure 5-10.Steps in producing sandwiches with salad fillings.