Open-faced sandwiches are so good and, being a Dane, I was raised on them. In Denmark, we have open faced sandwiches every day, in all variations and in every creation. Open-faced sandwiches rock! The perfect finger food and greatest snack you can imagine. Only your fantasy sets the limit for what you can put on them. This is served on “no knead bread” but could easily be served on freshly made rye bread, which is the traditional for Danish open sandwiches.
This one is made on a slice of homemade “Crispiest, crunchiest no-knead bread ” grilled and topped with freshly made hummus, slices of baked pepper, roasted Portobello mushrooms and fried slices of eggplant, sprinkled with some fresh rosemary and some freshly ground pepper. You could add some crumpled goat cheese if you like too.
One can of chickpeas – even better to make them from scratch if you have the time
1/3 cup olive oil
a bit of cold water for the right consistancy
2 cloves of garlic
3 spoons of Tahini
juice of one lemon
Add it all to the blender and blend into a delicious hummus
2 -3 red peppers baked in the oven for 30-45 min till they are soft en you can see the skin is loosening up. Leave them to cool and take off the skin.
1 egg plant – cut into slices and fry in olive oil till they are golden, season with salt and pepper
3-4 Portobello mushrooms – fry them gently on the pan in olive oil till they are golden and tender, season with salt and pepper
Now cut some slices of bread and grill them with a drizzle of olive oil til they are crisp and slightly golden
Add some hummus on each slice, add some slices of eggplant, some baked pepper and some slices of Portobello mushrooms. Finish off with a bit of fresh rosemary and some freshly ground pepper.
There’s so much goodness piled on that bread that from an engineering standpoint, it HAS to be open-faced! Delicious combination, Anne.
Ha ha so true – that is probably why we have open faced sandwiches – there is too much goodness piled on top, it would not be pretty eating it as a regular sandwich 🙂
She’s right, you try and top that thing, all that incredible goodness would just get squished right out! In love!
I must try this!!!!
Dear Paula, I hope you will love every bite 🙂
Vegetarian heaven!! Why can’t cafes make beautiful sandwiches like this?! Makes me sad that we can cook such better food at home than we can buy out. This looks amazing Anne 🙂 beautifully done!
Thank you Cass you are so sweet!!
Yes, I feel the same way, it can be so disappointing to eat out! Cass I would go to your restaurant every day 🙂
That looks straight off a high end restaurant menu…delicious! And such pretty colours. You never fail to impress, Anne!
Thank you dear Anne!!! So happy to “see” you 🙂
This is my kind of a tasty sandwich! I love it! Yummy!
Hummus and rosemary are two of my favorite things!! I just posted a shortbread recipe with rosemary yesterday. This sandwich is so gorgeous Anne. I love the colors and it looks scrumptious!!
Thank you Brandi!
Can’t wait to check out your shortbread with rosemary – I love anything rosemary 🙂