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Easy Nigerian Sandwich Recipe (Quick and Easy)

Looking for a quick and delicious meal that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere? Look no further than a Nigerian sandwich! 

This simple and easy-to-make dish is a favourite in Nigerian cuisine, featuring a variety of fillings and condiments that can be customized to suit your taste.

Nigerian food is well known for being savoury and delicious, and it is popular all around the world. The sandwich, which is a quick and simple meal that may be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, is one of the most well-known Nigerian cuisines. Sandwiches in Nigeria are often made with sliced bread and a variety of fillings, including meat, eggs, and veggies. 

Nigerian sandwiches are a great supper choice for people who are busy because they are not only delicious but also simple to prepare. In this post, we’ll provide you with a simple recipe for a Nigerian sandwich that you can prepare in a matter of minutes with pantry staples. No matter if you are from Nigeria or not.

Nigerian Toasted Sandwich

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Ingredients for easy sandwich Recipe

Sardines 

Butter

Sliced bread

Cayenne pepper (optional)

Preparing the Bread

Choose your bread

Nigerian sandwiches can be made with a variety of bread types, such as sliced bread, baguette, ciabatta, or pita. Choose a bread that suits your preference and the type of sandwich you’re making.

Slice the bread

If using a whole loaf of bread, slice it into thin, even slices. If using pre-sliced bread, check that the slices are the right thickness for your sandwich.

Toast the bread

To give your sandwich a bit of crunch and texture, lightly toast the bread slices in a toaster or on a pan. Be careful not to burn the bread or make it too hard.

Spread a layer of condiments

Once the bread is toasted, spread a layer of condiments on one or both slices of bread. This could include mayonnaise, boiled egg, hummus, pesto, or any other spread that complements the filling.

Keep the bread fresh

To prevent the bread from getting soggy, you can place a layer of lettuce or other greens on the bread before adding the filling. Another option is to separate the filling and bread until you’re ready to assemble the sandwich.

How to make the sandwich 

Open the canned sardines and add them into a bowl. Add butter and cayenne or black pepper, then mix till well combined. ( you can replace the butter with mayonnaise)

Place a slice of bread on a plate or cutting board and put one-third of the sardine/butter mix on it, then spread the mix on the bread.

Place another slice of bread on the one spread with sardine/ butter mix.

Cut the sandwich into 2 triangles. You can also cut into rectangles and cut up to 4 fingers. And cut off the crust of the bread.

Repeat the steps above till the bread and sardine mix are used up. 

Tips for easy sandwich 

You can swap out the butter for mayonnaise. It will still taste amazing.

The cayenne pepper in this recipe is optional. You can skip it or adjust upwards or downwards depending on your heat tolerance level.

Remove the crusts after filling the bread, but You can remove the crust before spreading the filling on the bread. If you do the latter, you can make some homemade bread crumbs with it.

Cover the sandwiches with cling film before serving so they don’t dry out from exposure to air.

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How to make Nigerian sandwich 

Ingredients

Sliced bread

Sliced tomato

Sliced cucumber

Sliced onion

Lettuce leaves

Mayonnaise

Ketchup

Butter

Instructions

  • Take 2 slices of bread and spread butter on each slice.
  • On one slice, add a layer of mayonnaise, and on the other slice, add a layer of ketchup.
  • On one slice of bread, place a few lettuce leaves.
  • On top of the lettuce leaves, add a few slices of tomato, cucumber and onion.
  • Cover with the other slice of bread with the ketchup side facing down.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the sandwich diagonally into two halves.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious Nigerian sandwich!

You can also customize the filling by adding other ingredients such as boiled egg, cheese, or even chicken or beef if you prefer a meaty sandwich. The key is to have a balance of flavours and textures to make a satisfying and tasty sandwich.

Club sandwich
Nigerian club sandwich

How to make Club Sandwich

Nigerian club sandwiches are a popular variation of the classic sandwich recipe that’s loved around the world. These sandwiches are typically made with three slices of bread and filled with a variety of ingredients.

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Ingredients for a club sandwich 

Here are the ingredients for club sandwich:

4 slices of bread (minimum)

1 egg (hardboiled)

1 fresh plum tomato (tomato Jos)

1 medium carrot

¼ small cabbage

2 pieces of Sardine

1 tablespoon margarine/butter

2 tablespoons Mayonnaise

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Preparations for Club Sandwich

  • Wash all the vegetables very well.
  • Scrape the carrot and remove the seeds from the tomato.
  • Grate the carrot and cabbage using the small holes of a grater 
  • Cut the tomato into very tiny pieces.
  • Cut the hardboiled egg into tiny pieces.
  • Add the mayonnaise to the carrot, tomato, egg and cabbage. 
  • Mix well and set aside.
  • Sardine should be forked-mashed and combined with margarine on a separate plate. If you dislike the strong sardine smell, don’t worry; margarine helps to mask it. 
  • Slices of bread should have crusty ends removed with a bread knife. 
  • Spread the margarine and sardine mixture on one side of a slice of bread before covering it with a second slice. 
  • For the remaining two slices, repeat the aforementioned action. You ought to now have two different slices of bread joined by the margarine and sardine mixture. 
  • Put the carrot, cabbage, tomato, egg, and mayonnaise mixture on one side of the first two slices, then top with the remaining two slices.
  • Put the carrot, cabbage, tomato, egg, and mayonnaise mixture on one side of the first two slices, then top with the remaining two slices. 
  • By this time, all of the bread pieces ought to be joined together, with 2 fillings of the sardine and margarine mixture and 1 filling of the mayonnaise mixture in the centre.
  • Cut the sandwich into desired shapes and sizes. The Sandwich is ready to be served!

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Sandwich Serving Suggestions

Picnic Meal

Bring a selection of sandwiches, fruit, and beverages for a tasty and entertaining picnic meal

Brunch

For a filling brunch spread, serve your sandwiches with some fresh fruit and pastries.

Afternoon Tea

Serve your sandwiches alongside some tea and cookies for a classic afternoon tea experience.

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Office Lunch

Bring your sandwich to work and enjoy it at your desk or in the break room.

Snack Munch 

Sandwiches can be served as appetisers or snacks by cutting them into smaller pieces. 

Party Course

For a vibrant party spread, arrange a variety of sandwiches on a platter with some brightly coloured garnishes.

Mayonaise sandwich
Vegetarian Sandwich

Sandwich Filling Variations

Spicy Chicken

For extra spice, substitute grilled or sautéed spicy chicken breast for the turkey. 

Vegetarian Delight

Replace the meat with a vegetarian filling like hummus or roasted veggies. 

Egg Salad

For a creamy and full sandwich, use egg salad as the filler instead of turkey. 

Toasted

Toast the bread in a pan or toaster before assembling it for a toasty, crunchy sandwich. 

Cheese Lover’s

Add a slice of cheese to make the sandwich even more decadent and delicious. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Twist

For a sweet and savoury combo, put peanut butter and jelly on the bread instead of mayo.

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Conclusion 

In conclusion, Nigerian sandwiches are a delicious and easy meal option you can customise. Whether you prefer a classic turkey and mayo sandwich or a more creative variation with spicy chicken or avocado, the possibilities are endless. 

By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can create a tasty Nigerian sandwich that will satisfy your hunger and impress your taste buds. 

So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy meal, try this Nigerian sandwich recipe and enjoy a taste of Nigerian cuisine at home!