Often when you watch a toastie recipe on youtube you see them buttering the outside of the bread rather than the inside and you may be wondering why this is done.
Well, there are two reason for putting butter on the outside of the bread
- To make a crispy and crunchy toastie
- To ensure it doesn’t stick to the toasted sandwich maker
That’s right, the two reasons for buttering the outside of a toastie is to ensure you have a crispy and crunch toastie, and to make sure it doesn’t stick to the toastied sandwich maker plates.
For an example of this is action check out this video of a baked bean toastie being made.
As you can see this baked bean toastie has a lovely golden colour showing its crispy finish and it didn’t stick to the toasted sandwich maker.
Other options for a crispy finish
If butter isn’t your thing then there are a few other ways to ensure a crispy and non-stick finish.
Use spray oil
Use a simple spray oil on the toasted sandwich plates. This ensure the toastie doesn’t stick to the plates, crisps up nicely and best of all it is low in calories which is useful if you are on a diet or just want to eat sensibly.
Olive or Rapeseed oil
Another alternative to buttering the outside of your toastie is to use olive or rapeseed oil. Simply brush some oil on the outside of each slice for crispy finish.
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