Simple Pleasures: Toasted banana sandwich

That’s my simple pleasure. Despite being a total food snob and liking all sorts of “foreign” cuisine there are times when I just want something simple. Really simple. Normal bread (as in Pat the Baker), a banana, butter and that’s it. Of course I ate the bloody thing before I took a photo so here’s a stock photo:

French Toast
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What food is your simple pleasure?

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24 Responses to “Simple Pleasures: Toasted banana sandwich”

  1. emordino says:

    I love toasting a nice thick slice of white bread, covering it in a borderline illegal amount of butter and lashing a slice of edam on top. Stupidly simple but my god it’s amazing.

  2. Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and Weetabix all mushed together.
    Spagetti Bolognase with a splash of the oil from a jar of sundried tomatoes added.
    Takeway Pizza – the trick being to order the vegetarian one with a pepperoni topping.
    Cheese on toast with a tash of tobasco and a task of wostershire.
    Brie and Ham on fresh bread when in France.

  3. Tim says:

    Similar to yours but with crunchy peanut butter- melts quite nicely and is great with the banana!

  4. Sinéad says:

    Crackers and cheese all the way – and Crackerbarrel cheese for a particularly tasty time.

  5. Grandad says:

    Marmite on toast. Mmmmmmmmm!

  6. cgarvey says:

    Crisps + Bread (and nothing else). I’m open-minded enough on the flavour of crisps, but the bread has to be white sliced pan and it has to be today’s. No foreign muck, or butter. Just 2 ingredients.

  7. Gordon says:

    An omlette with as many things in there as possible.

  8. Alexia says:

    I don’t about toasted banana sambos. I think I’d find the juxtaposed textures of banana and toasted bread all a bit weird. But I get the simple comfort of it..

    For me, it’s got to be a paté and onion sandwich with really fresh bread.

  9. Andy says:

    Toasted fruit loaf. Or a bowl of Coco Pops in the evening. Lovely!

  10. pat phelan says:

    Battered sausage and chips from Lennox’s must be eaten at least once a year

  11. Darragh says:

    I’m with Pat (other than the location) – very much the battered sausage as a luxury fan. Nom nom.

  12. Gav says:

    I’m with Andy actually, can’t beat a nice Coco Pops when you just want an indulgence.

    That said, not that it’s that simple a pleasure, but a month isn’t complete without a gorge on Elephant & Castle Chicken Wings.

  13. Neil says:

    Scrambled eggs and buttery toast.


    Actually, I’m drooling a little at the thought….

  14. Paul McClean says:

    Ham n’ cheese toasty with a generous squidge of Colemans mustard

  15. MJ says:

    My God I’m starving now!

    Nutella + a spoon.

    Rocket + Parmesan. On anything. It’s just one of those explosive combinations!

  16. fishfinger sandwich with just a smidge of mayo and ketchup or hangover comfort food, roast chicken, mashed potato and proper homemade gravy.

    Hmm, just eaten and now I’m starving again..:(

  17. Mike says:

    Knickerbockerglory!….the simple pleasure in life
    Must try the toasted banana

  18. Ian Delaney says:

    Not saying you’ve done it all wrong but…

    Mash up an over-ripe banana in a dessert bowl with a fork. Add one teaspoonful of white sugar (None of your wholefoods demerara nonsense). Mash a bit more. Stick it in a buttered sandwich.

    My gran used to make me these when I was little and they are still *gorgeous*.

  19. Damien says:

    @Ian Did she also provide sugar sandwiches? My grandfather would supply them. Teeth rotting goodness.

  20. Ian Delaney says:

    Are you my long-lost step-brother?

    Yes. And Jacobs Club biscuits, back when they had a ‘lot o’ chocolate’.

  21. Brian says:

    A 2 litre bottle of coke stuck in the freezer for about 3 hours. When you take it out it’s half frozen and icey and slushy. Great for Friday afternoons after meetings. Note: Extreme sugar rush.

  22. Trinity says:

    Tayto sandwich with a nice cuppa cha!

  23. Darren says:

    One of my absolute favourites and very simple is sardines in brine mixed with vinegar and toasted between two slices of bread.

  24. Mick says:

    Damien, try a toasted Ham and Banana Sandwich, but you have to make it with real butter. Oh and with white ‘plastic’ bread. None of your fancy artisan breads here!

    Once you’ve had one of those, there’s no going back.