How to make the perfect crisp sandwich

August 29, 2013

How to make the perfect crisp sandwichWhat’s your ultimate comfort food? I have a long list, but the crisp sandwich always comes out on top. Problems at school, broken hearts, hangovers and the itch of the late-night pregnancy craving; is there anything a crisp sandwich can’t solve? When I was younger, my mum used to make them for me as an extra special treat (her recipe involved Walkers Ready Salted and iceberg lettuce). We would eat them late at night, sat round the half-lit kitchen while we chatted about nothing and everything.

I’ve not had one in ages, but when I was sent some new Walkers Mighty Light crisps to review they reminded me of just how good the humble crisp sandwich is. So here’s my recipe to make the perfect one:


  • Crisps – I used new Walkers Mighty Lights, chicken flavour (lightly salted when all the chicken ones were eaten)
  • Bread, two slices
  • Butter
  • Salad cream (I love mayo, but it has to be salad cream in this instance)
  • Cheese (doesn’t matter which, it’s all about the crisps, not making a fancy sandwich)
  • Vague attempt at salad (whatever you have in the fridge will do – as I said, it’s ALL about the crisps)

How to make the perfect crisp sandwich

  • Butter the bread
  • Thinly slice the cheese and lay on the bread. Add salad
  • Top with a double-thick layer of crisps and a generous helping of salad cream
  • Place on the second layer of bread; squash down
  • Cut into triangles (never squares!)
  • Eat!

The sandwich is always great, but more importantly, how were the crisps? Mighty Lights are a new range from Walkers that have 30% less fat than standard crisps. You can tell – they’re a lot less greasy. They’re also ridged, and remind me of the giant bags of crisps you get on holiday in Europe (which is an excellent thing).

Walkers Mighty Lights crisps

We tried out three different flavours of Mighty Lights:

  • Cheese and onion – possibly the only flavour of crisps I don’t like, but my husband ate them all, which says at lot
  • Lightly salted – seemed very salty to me; I still ate them though, of course
  • Roast chicken – the surprise winner. They taste great. I’ve not had these since I was a child, so it was a proper proustian rush to eat them

Eliza is too young to eat crisps at the moment, although she did sneakily snaffle one or two from our plates. But as a mum, I can see how the 30% less fat in the snack would really appeal. And in years to come, I bet I’ll be making her a crisp sandwich as we chat about school, boys and homework around the kitchen table.

So Mighty Lights, try them. Childhood memories, crisps, carbs, comfort food – what’s not to love?

This is a sponsored review, and we were also sent lots of crisps by Walkers.


  • Alison, Not Another Mummy Blog

    August 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Ok. I really want a crisp sandwich now. Thanks 😉

    1. gillian

      September 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Brilliant! My work here is done…x

  • Kim Carberry

    August 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Ohh I love crisp sandwiches….Not had one in ages!!

    1. gillian

      September 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Have one! So good x

  • Chloe

    September 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Crisp sandwiches are one of those things that I know I would love, but I rarely try. I feel all inspired now! The lightly salted flavour were my favourite, but then I only really like ready salted crisps so it was hardly a surprise to me.

    1. gillian

      September 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      I was surprised by how much I liked the chicken ones – I’ve not had that flavour since I was at school and in theory it should be a bit wrong…

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