When it comes to sandwiches, size definitely matters. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or a hearty meal, the size of your sandwich can make all the difference. But with so many options out there, it can be hard to decide which size is right for you.
Today, we’re going to look at the various types of sandwiches made around the world and figure out what sizes they come in. I’ll also provide a brief caloric breakdown of each sandwich type to give you how “healthy” each sandwich is.
A BLT is a type of sandwich made with bacon, lettuce and tomato. It is typically served on toasted bread, with mayonnaise added as a condiment. It is a popular and classic sandwich choice known for its combination of salty bacon, fresh lettuce and juicy tomato. BLTs are usually made with standard slices of bread (4-1/4 × 5-3/4 × 3/8- to 1/5-inch). When put together, it will typically measure 4-1/4 x 5-3/4 × 2 to 3 inches.
A breakfast roll is a type of sandwich typically consisting of bacon, sausage, egg, and cheese, usually served on a roll or on a bread roll. It is a popular breakfast or brunch item, known for its combination of savory meats and a warm, gooey egg and cheese. They can be served as a full meal or as a quick on-the-go breakfast.
Breakfast rolls are usually made with baguette slices measuring 1 inch thick. Fully constructed and depending on the type of roll used, the breakfast roll might measure around 5 to 6 inches wide and stand 2 or 3 inches tall.
A Club Sandwich is a type of sandwich typically consisting of 3 slices of toasted bread, stacked with layers of turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. It is usually served with a side of mayonnaise and is considered a classic, hearty sandwich. You can often find them sold in cafeterias, delis or pubs. Including all the fillings, club sandwiches can stand up to 4 to 6 inches tall.
A Cuban Sandwich is a traditional sandwich originating from Cuba, made with pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard, traditionally pressed on a Cuban roll. It is a popular sandwich known for its combination of savory meats, tangy pickles and mustard and melted cheese. It’s considered a staple in Cuban-American cuisine. A traditional Cuban sandwich measures between 8 and 12 inches long and about 1-1/2 to 2 inches tall.
Egg Salad Sandwich
An Egg Salad Sandwich is a sandwich made with a mixture of chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, and seasonings such as mustard and salt. It is typically served on bread, croissant or bun. It’s a classic and easy sandwich for lunch or brunch that can be easily customized with additional ingredients like lettuce, tomato, or onion.Egg salad sandwiches use regular slices of sandwich bread, and they usually stands 1-½ inches when put together.
French Dip Sandwich
A French Dip Sandwich is a type of sandwich made with thinly sliced roast beef, served on a French roll or baguette. It’s usually served au jus, which is a French word for “with juice”, it’s a beef broth or beef consommé that the meat is cooked in. It’s typically eaten with a side of au jus for dipping. It’s a popular sandwich option in American delis and restaurants.
French Dip Sandwiches are usually made with half-size loaves of French bread that measure somewhere around 6 inches long and 2 to 3 inches tall.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
A Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a type of sandwich made with one or more varieties of cheese between slices of bread, which is then toasted or grilled until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted. It’s a classic and simple sandwich, commonly served as a snack or light meal. It’s often considered a comfort food. Variations of bread and cheese can be used to make different variations of the sandwich. Since most grilled cheese sandwiches are smashed, they may measure around ¾ of an inch thick.
A hamburger is a sandwich made of a cooked patty of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bun. It’s often served with toppings such as lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, and condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise. Hamburgers are a staple food in many countries and are often served in fast food restaurants and diners. They can also be cooked at home, on the grill or in a pan. The bun measures about 4-1/2 inches in diameter. After constructing the hamburger, it may be about 3 inches tall.
Leberkäse (also known as Leberknödel) is a type of meatloaf from Germany and Austria. It’s a mixture of ground pork and beef, seasoned with various spices, formed into a loaf shape, and then baked or steamed.
It’s usually served sliced, warm, and on a bread roll, sometimes with a side of mustard. It’s a popular delicatessen item and often considered a traditional dish in southern Germany and Austria. It may measure around 3 to 4 inches in diameter and about 3 to 4 inches in height.
Monte Cristo Sandwich
A Monte Cristo sandwich consists of a ham and cheese sandwich that has been pan- or deep-fried after being dipped in an egg wash or batter. It’s a spin on the classic French sandwich, the croque monsieur.
The sandwich is typically savory rather than sweet in most parts of the world. Sliced turkey is sometimes used in regional variants. It’s served grilled in some parts of the US and as an open sandwich with just the bread dipped in egg and heated under the grill or broiler in others. These sandwiches are about 2-1/2 inches in height.
In Brazil, especially in the city of São Paulo, any sandwich made with mortadella (a large Italian sausage) is known as a mortadella sandwich. Sandwich ingredients include nearly half a pound of mortadella sausage, Provolone cheese, sourdough bread, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard. These sandwiches measure anywhere from 6 to 12 inches long and about 3 to 3-1/2 inches tall.