When people think of Irish Food, they think of Irish Stew, Bacon and Cabbage, Coddle, Black Pudding and so on…. Me, I think of the Tayto Sandwich!!
For those that don’t know about Tayto, let me explain what it is. Tayto is a brand of crisp or as the Americans call then, potato chips. It’s not just a brand, it is the brand. Tayto are the original Cheese & Onion crisp! There is, for me at least, no finer crisp than a Cheese & Onion Tayto Crisp. King Crisps come a close second, but I’ll always be a Tayto man!
A Tayto Sandwich is just as it sounds, a sandwich made of Tayto Crisps. The recipe for said sandwich is as follows:
- 2 Slices of White Bread (preferably from a Batch Loaf).
- Irish Butter (If no Irish Butter is available, other butter will suffice. Don’t use a spread, it does detracts from the beauty of the sandwich).
- 1 Pack of Tayto Crisps. (Cheese & Onion or Salt & Vinegar, it’s up to your personal preference).
First butter one side of each slice of bread, just like you would do for any normal sandwich. Don’t spare the butter! Next, open the bag of Tayto Crisps and empty it on to one of the buttered slices of bread. Place the other slice of buttered bread on top and push down lightly, just enough to gently crush the crisp filling. Place on a plate and cut diagonally. Serve with a glass of ice cold milk.
If everything goes to plan, you should end up with a sandwich like the one in the shot below.
So there you have it, just three simple ingredients make the quintessential Irish sandwich. I’m sure you could try it with other types of crisps and bread, but trust me when I say this, it will never taste as good as the Irish original.