Life Hack: Hotel Toastie

This is a trick I learned when I worked at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. This particular hospital is in the middle of a massive campus and there’s just no way to nip out to the shops without having a car or a spare hour.

It’s also perfect for days like today where I find myself alone in an isolated hotel with a pretty uninspiring sandwich. This is how to turn it into something a bit fancier.

You will need

  • An iron and ironing board
  • a sandwich that would taste better hot. Some sort of cheese is always good
  • butter
  • knife
  • about 2 feet of foil. Ask at the restaurant/bar


  1. Gather your supplies. 20160518_191800Put the iron on medium and let it heat up.
  2. unpack the sandwich and thinly spread the outsides with butter.20160518_192015
  3. Wrap the sandwich in foil. I find the best way is to roll it up and gently scrunch the open ends together.20160518_192034 Don’t fold them in.
  4. Put the foil parcel on the ironing board and apply the iron.20160518_192057 Leave it for a few minutes then carefully turn it over. Don’t leave it unattended.
  5. Continue for 5-10 minutes or until you can hear sizzling noises.
  6. Carefully unwrap and enjoy.
    Crispy and melty

    It will be hot so you may need a towel to protect your hands.


Life Hack: Hotel Toastie

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