This recipe is featured in Back to School Lunches: Kids Can Make Their Own
Recipes excerpted from Cooking Class (c) by Deanna F. Cook, photography (c) by Julie Bidwell, used with permission from Storey Publishing.
If you’re tired of boring old sandwiches for lunch, try this twist: Make a sandwich on a stick! You can cut a slice of meat into strips, roll it up, and slip it on toothpicks or, even easier, ask at the deli counter for a ½-inch thick slice that you can cut into chunks. Mix and match to make your own favorite combos.
- Servings Makes 4 to 6 lunch sticks
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
- 227 grams (8 ounces) deli meat (ham, turkey, or salami)
- 2 sticks string cheese or 6 small fresh mozzarella balls
- 2 large leaves red or green lettuce
- 2 slices bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- Mayonnaise, ranch dressing, and mustard, for dipping
Special Equipment: Toothpicks
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
1. Roll up sliced meat and cut it into strips or cut it into chunks, depending on the thickness. Cut the string cheese into 2.5 cm (1-inch) pieces (you can leave the mozzarella balls whole or cut them in half). Tear the lettuce into small pieces.
2. Thread the toothpicks with the bread, meat, cheese, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes.
3. Make patterns or alternate colors! Serve with mayonnaise, ranch dressing, and mustard on the side for dipping.
Try these sandwich stick combos:
• Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, French bread cubes, basil leaves
• Ham, cheese, lettuce, and bread
• Grapes, strawberries, and mini marshmallows
• Lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers