The Best Way to Wrap a Sandwich So It Doesn't Get Crushed

Alan Henry , Gawker Media

The Best Way to Wrap a Sandwich So It Doesn't Get Crushed

Taking care not to wreck your lunch isn't rocket science, but if you've ever peered into your lunch bag to see the sandwich you crafted that morning is now a mess in a plastic bag, or gazed on the way deli sandwiches are beautifully wrapped wishing you could do the same, this tutorial from Food52 will show you the way.

All you need is a little wax paper (you could also use parchment, but it's more expensive), a sheet that's twice as long as it is wide (and larger than your sandwich, of course) should do. Fold a tent over your sandwich, then fold the paper over itself over and over until you've folded the wax paper down flat against the top of the sandwich. Fold the sides into arrowhead shapes, then fold each one up under the sandwich. That's all there is to it. If you want the whole thing to hold together after you pick it up, a little tape on the bottom to hold the flaps down will do the trick, or you can put the now beautifully wrapped sandwich into a baggie with some veggies or something else (without worrying it'll get soggy). If you're making multiples, just label them by writing on the wax paper.

Like we said, wrapping a sandwich isn't hard-worst case you can just make it, toss it in a plastic baggie, close it, and go about your business-but if you've done that with any regularity, you know a single drop or a few jostles can turn your meal into a mess. Plus, if you're making a sandwich for someone else, this is definitely a nicer gift to unwrap come lunchtime. After all, we eat with our eyes first, right? Hit the link below for the step by step.

How to Wrap a Sandwich | Food52

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