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Which would you prefer?


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Given the following ingredients:

-one large slice sourdough bread
-one slice ham
-one slice cheese
-mayo and/or mustard

Would you prefer:

-a half sandwich (cut the bread in half so there can be a top and bottom to the sandwich; double up the ham and cheese slices to make a thicker filling)


-an open face sandwich



I prefer the open face sandwich (despite it being a bit messier to eat) because I get more bites.


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I can’t even recall when I last had an open-faced sandwich. I’d prefer the half sandwich since there would be extra protein between the bread. I would find it easier to handle, too.


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I like the neatness of the half sandwich, although I'd eat either if not given a choice. There's something "undone" about biting into an open face sandwich - the roof of my mouth must need the bread. :D


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I would do half a sandwich and take smaller bites because every bite has twice as much as an open face sandwich. I do love an open faced toasted cheese sandwich though—yum!

Ima Teacher

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Seems like I tend to eat sandwiches in places where eating can be a challenge, like a picnic. A half sandwich would be easier to handle.


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Half a sandwich. I’m a messy eater even under the best of circumstances, so e would end up wearing most of the open face sandwich


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I am finicky about neat eating, and hate eating gloppy food that gets messy. I'm the type that holds my sandwich in a napkin while eating, to keep my hands clean. So, no open faced sandwiches for me, no matter what type of ingredients (unless I can use a fork and knife to eat it<!--giggle-->).


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No matter how you put it together this might be too much bread for the filling for me, depending on how the ham and cheese is sliced. That being said, I don't mind an open face sandwich if I'm eating at home where it's okay if I make a mess.


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I don’t eat bread anymore therefore no sandwiches for me except on a rare occasion of being out of town and having limited options.

If I were to choose though, the open faced sandwich can be eaten with a fork and knife which is how I would eat it. However, I would probably like a regular sandwich.


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I would go with the half sandwich. I might even use the lettuce as a lettuce wrap if it is whole leaf and leave the bread. I can be a sourdough snob at times. It has to be a decent slice of sourdough.

I agree with others that a hot sandwich is better open faced. I often eat open faced with a knife and fork.