Slider Infatuation, Part II

October  2, 2014

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

Last week, I gave a shout-out to the slider roll -- its lovably wee dimensions and squishy texture inspire a different kind of lunch.  

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This week is part two of my slider infatuation. This time, I went for a classic ham and butter sandwich, using prosciutto in place of French ham and Castelvetrano olives swapped in for the usual gherkins. For dessert, I couldn't help but match the apple diameters with those of the sliders for some satisfying symmetry. 

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

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Amanda Hesser

Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


Annie S. October 5, 2014
I love pickles and use them on sandwiches as much as I can. I use peaches , onions , jalapeño , mushrooms , carrots or kimchi . I use the Cuban as a template and riff on that .
Dani October 3, 2014
I love this. I bake my own bread all the time, and I don't know why I haven't thought to make slider rolls! Who doesn't love a slider?

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Amanda H. October 4, 2014
Agreed -- I've baked a lot and have never made them. Putting them on my list, along with Parker House rolls. Need more of those in my life.
AntoniaJames October 2, 2014
Looks almost exactly like our last basket supper, except that ours were on homemade "Tartine Bread" recipe levain-raised baguettes, the olives were picolini, and the apples, our local Gravs. Oh, we had a few almond butter oatmeal cookies, too. Great minds clearly think alike. ;o)
Amanda H. October 4, 2014
Sounds delicious!
AntoniaJames October 4, 2014
Forgot to mention a bit of quick chutney made with dried apricots (prefer the intensity of their flavor to fresh for this) and dried cherries. No basket supper is complete without a small jar of chutney or Mostarda!! ;o)
Lauren K. October 2, 2014
Amanda, you can make me lunch any day of the week.
Amanda H. October 4, 2014
Would if I could -- thanks Lauren!
Annie S. October 2, 2014
I like leftover pork roast , pickled mushrooms and , Teleggio.
Amanda H. October 4, 2014
pickled mushrooms are a great sandwich idea -- thanks!
AntoniaJames October 4, 2014
So true! Have put on my project plan. ;o)
HalfPint October 2, 2014
The sandwich is also good with thin slices of hard salami. The Portuguese bakery of my childhood made these sandwiches with their own rolls. So simple & delicious.
CarlaCooks October 3, 2014
My favorite baguette sandwich while living in Paris was one with butter, hard salami, and gherkins. Salty, fatty, awesome.