Let me tell you the origin of this egg lettuce and tomato sandwich.
Airplane food, the less said the better right? While I am an (unabashed) fan of Indigo, their attempt to make airline food (and its packaging) interesting and fun, let us get this straight, it is indeed tough to get the logistics of serving delicious meals on airplanes right. Especially when mass produced. Unless of course, you travel first class, with a personal chef in attendance, dishing out freshly prepared meals at 35000 feet. A friend’s graphic blogpost on the anatomy of airline food will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Last month or so, I tweeted something for fun, and it went kinda viral. I totally didn’t expect it to. My tweet was something like this: Today I ate the most delicious sandwich on an Indigo flight…..and I carried it from home. It touched a cord with so many people and everyone had a good laugh at the airline’s expense, which was not my intent at all 🙂 But yes, the learning from this is that it is possible to eat an absolutely scrumptious sandwich on a plane.
Carry it yourself.
This is my recipe for one such airplane sandwich.
The criteria being, it travels well, it stays moist, it is full of flavour, AND it is reasonably balanced in terms of nutrition. Make sure you wrap this tightly in good quality cling film, which is key to the sandwich holding together and staying fresh for longer. The butter film on the slices keeps them from becoming soggy. The mayo keeps it moist, the lettuce and tomato add the veggie power and crunch, egg for protein, mustard for punch and flavour and the tiny bit of Tabasco in the mayo, keeps things interesting. So while you may think, bah, just another sandwich, all components of this egg lettuce tomato sandwich have been carefully thought out to make it a kickass travel sandwich!
Hello airlines, any takers for adding this ELT Sandwich to your menu?