The Cheapest Sandwich
Long time readers will know that I like to share practical ways to save money that you won’t find on any other finance blog 🙂 Well I hope you like frugal recipe ideas, because today I will show you the Toast Sandwich recipe.
This classic recipe dates back to the Victorian era. Invented in the 19th century in the UK, the toast sandwich recipe is known for being the cheapest lunchtime meal ever. In 2011 Britain’s scientists from the Royal Society of Chemistry cited the cost of each sandwich to be just 7.5 UK pence, which is about 13 cents US. Jesus Crust that is cheap! It’s also ridiculously simple to prepare and find the ingredients for. So let’s get started!
The toast sandwich recipe
1) Spread butter on a slice of bread
2) Add salt to taste and toast the bread
3) Place the toast between two other slices of bread
And that’s how you make a toast sandwich. 😀 Below is a picture of one I just made. For a healthier twist, I used whole wheat instead of plain white bread. Total cost was about $0.25.
My toast sandwich review
This frugal recipe is a smashing success! It tastes surprisingly good for what it is. The crunchiness of the toast combined with the soft texture of the bread actually works well together. The savoriness from the salt helps to bring out the flavors of the toast and melted butter. I would say it’s a bit on the dry side. But it’s more filling than a salad, so its got that goin’ for it, which is nice 😉 Overall I give this recipe 4 out of 5. You can’t really ask for a better dish for the price of literally a quarter!
It’s not as filling as a homemade cheese burger. But cent for cent this is the best value money can buy, which makes it an ideal recession food. This traditional toast sandwich recipe has been passed down by frugal British families for generations. And now you know it too! So the next time you feel a bit peckish but have run out of eggs and mayo there’s no knead to sulk and loaf around. 😉 Just make yourself a toast sandwich! Om nom nom.
Random Useless Fact:
According to recruiting company Simply Hired the average bread scientist makes $47,000 USD a year