I imagine that such a sandwich would require some lettuce to add a contrast of textures and perhaps mustard for a tang. A slice of mature cheddar might not be a bad idea either.
I am certainly going to receive a reprimand from one of the moderators for this reply. We are supposed to stick strictly to grammatical discussions.
It isn't a sandwhich but definitely doesn't mean toast either. Not until you have toasted it anyway.
It's just a slice of bread. I posted pictures in this thread.
And een tosti is two slices of bread with cheese (and sometimes ham) put in a em well not a toaster...
Originally we had a tosti ijzer (two pieces of cast iron that could be clamped together and put on the gas/furnace) but now we have a tosti apparaat, which I think you guys might call a sandwhich grill. Which you can just plug in. Anyway a tosti is a grilled cheese sandwich.
"Brood" means "bread" and it gives us the diminutive "broodje" which is another word for "sandwich" - and I think one that is easier to remember than "boterham".
Also "boterham" is literally "butter +ham". Wouldn't vegetarians prefer to use "broodje" - or am I ignoring how words acquire an identity of their own, whatever their components are?
The word has nothing to do with ham at all.
The first part does come from butter but actally as buttered and the second part is likely from homp meaning chunk or lump (english doesn't have an exact word for it, they do have hump that came from the Dutch homp). So basicly a buttered chunk of bread. (Ow ofcourse there is hunk which actally comes from homp too and does have a similar meaning)
(Also een boterham isn't really a sandwhich, just a single slice of bread with or without topping. Een broodje is a breadroll sliced open with filling/topping so can be called a sandwhich but I think more often is called things like a sub (or hero or hoagie) but that will depend on the country and region of the English speaker. Sandwhich as in layered slices of bread (that may or may not be cut diagonally to make a triangle) is called a sandwhich here. But you won't find them often here. Your best shot is a gasstation prepackaged)