I'm actually eating one of these as we speak. I'm watching my calorie intake, so I serve mine on reduced calorie multi-grain bread with a slice of extra sharp cheddar and some slices of raw onion. Delish-ous! A bit hard to find in the States, but most of the higher end grocery stores have them in their International Foods section. Smaller chunks are definitely easier to spread.
I finally found Branston Pickle and a Double Cheddar cheese, made this up with a touch of mayo, on sourdough bread. Good . My mother in law is British and when she made a pork snadwich she always used the pickles in the mustard sauce by Heinz or Bicks, she cut up the pickles and cauliflower in smaller pieces, which is a sandwich I love also, both are made by Crosse and Blackwell, ( which both are now in our stores........
I'd never heard of Branston pickle but needed a picnic sandwich for my vegetarian sister. This is really flavorful and we all loved it!! I found Branston pickle at a local British store by looking on the Internet. It's like a vegetable chutney in sauce (think A1 but not exactly). Thanks so much for posting this one!
This sandwich was fantastic! I used sourdough, sharp cheddar and 3 T of Branston Pickle. BP is so expensive here, but worth every penny! Thanks for posting! Made for Englands virtual culinary tour 09.
This is one heavenly sandwich! I used a hard roll schmeered with butter, plenty of branston pickle and some sharp cheddar. I do prefer these at room temperature best, all the flavors meld together. Please pay heed to the chef....this must only be made with Branston pickle, it is NOTHING like a cucumber pickle, dill or sweet. It is more a relish. than anything really, but not a pickle relish. This really is a must try British sandwich.....
I saw this sandwich while passing through London's Heathrow airport. When I got home, I bought a bottle in our local UK goods store. I liked it, but I bet I'll love it melted! To me BP tastes a lot like English Brown Sauce, only with vegetable chunks.
I love Branston Pickle!!! As many have noted it is NOT an American pickle!!! Don't substitute the US stuff!!!! It is totally necessary for a ploughman's lunch...... Heinz in the UK makes a killer Poughman's Pickle too. I have a total love for Brit pickles... majorly exotic for our gringo palettes! T.J.
I used dill pickled cucumbers and a good slice from cheddar! A quickly and tasty snack. The richness of cheddar cheese was so good with the sour and sweet pickles. Thanks for sharing!
Branston Pickle is sweet and spicy with a chutney-like consistency, containing small chunks of vegetables in a thick brown sticky sauce. It is commonly served as part of a ploughman's lunch, a common menu item in British pubs. It is also frequently combined with cheddar cheese in sandwiches, and most sandwich shops in the UK offer "cheese and pickle" as an option. It is available in the standard 'chunky' version, though there is also a 'sandwich' variety, where the vegetable chunks are smaller and easier to spread.
I made this for *Zaar World Tour III* it was very simple and makes a great snack. The directions need a touch up (I didn't understand what "don't cut roll means" other then that the sandwiches tasted yummy, used Australian Fletchers pickled gherkins. Thank you Perfect Pixie