A good sandwich can be a thing of beauty in itself, but factor in crisp, golden toasted bread and waves of oozing melted cheese and you'll find yourself pretty close to perfection. Yes, in the kingdom of the bread-based snacks the toasted sandwich is king, whether it's a quick snack thrown together with the last surviving contents of your fridge or an elaborate – dare we say artisan? – creation fit for the finest of brunch tables. Browse this collection of toastie recipes for some fantastic toasted sandwich inspiration.
Helen Graves has been hard at work sourcing the perfect cheeses to use in a toasted sandwich, demonstrated in her luxurious Garlic mushroom toastie. Her Mumbai sandwich recipe is a spin on the classic Indian street food dish, or try Jeremy Lee's signature Smoked eel sandwich, a favourite on the menu at Quo Vadis. Toasties are the perfect light supper after an overindulgent lunch – try incorporating your leftovers into your sandwich, as seen in Alyn Williams' Boxing Day turkey toastie.