Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sandwiches are King!!

I know I haven't posted in a while.  It's a long story and I won't bore you with all the details.  Suffice it to say that I got a little busy with some "stuff," and couldn't devote much time to blogging.  But I'm back now (at least for the time being)!

So to kick things off, I would like to talk about sandwiches.  Sandwiches are truly one of my favorite foods, and it really doesn't matter what time of day it is.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack,  it's all good.

Here are my top ten favorite sandwiches of all time (subject to change when I find a new favorite):

10. Lebanon Bologna and American Cheese

Pictured above on whole wheat bread, I prefer mine on white sandwich bread. Mayonnaise and sometimes a crisp leaf of iceberg lettuce.


9. Tuna Club Sandwich 

Of course, Byorek's Knotty Pine Restaurant prepared this sandwich perfectly ... a double layer of tuna salad, lettuce, tomato, and bacon.  The sandwich was so thick you couldn't fit it in your mouth.  Sadly, "The Pines" is now a parking lot, and my attempts to recreate this sandwich have never come to full fruition.  *sigh*


8. Turkey and Coleslaw on a Kaiser

AKA "Ruffed Grouse" sandwich.  I first had this beauty at Isaac's sandwich shop in Lancaster, PA.  We have since recreated it many times at home.  It's a great sandwich.


7. Chili Dog

Specifically, from Jimmy's Quick Lunch in Hazleton, PA.  Whenever we go the Hazleton to visit family, a trip to Jimmy's is a MUST.  Their dogs, rolls, and chili are specially made just for them - nop one else has the same chili dogs.


6. Barbecue

Some people call it a sloppy joe.  We always called it barbecue.  Sweet, tangy ground beef goodness on a hamburger bun. Mmmmmmm!!!


5. Egg Salad on Rye

Rye bread is a limited item in our house because I'm the only one who likes it.  However, my devious plans include teaching my children to love rye bread as much as I do.  This wonderful, eggy sandwich filler might be served on something other than whole wheat in the not too distant future.


4. Grilled Ham and Cheese 

Thinly shaved slices of deli ham and three different cheeses piled on Texas toast, grilled to perfection.  The Broad Street Deli used to do it the best, but I haven't been there in so long, I don't even know if it's still on the menu.


3. Cheeseburger

If this was the only food left on Earth, I'd probably be okay with that.  I love cheeseburgers, especially homemade from fresh ground beef.  Sometimes I top them with the traditional mustard, ketchup, pickles.  Sometimes it's A-1 steak sauce and mayo with a crisp leaf of lettuce and a thick slice of tomato.  ALWAYS grilled slightly under medium.  Yummy!!


2. BLT

What can I say that hasn't already been said about bacon?  Oh, by the way - Mayonnaise only.  NO mustard on my BLT.


And without further ado,

My Number 1 Sandwich is ...

Fluffer Nutter!!

On toast, of course.  The peanut butter and marshmallow fluff melt and ooze out from between the slices of toast.  Oh, yeah, Baby!  This is undoubtedly the undisputed king of sandwiches.  Two decadent ingredients melted together in an ooey gooey taste explosion!


Of course there are other sandwiches that almost made the list.  Things like, the Philly cheese steak, stromboli (technically a sandwich), peanut butter and jelly, chicken fajitas, tomato sandwich, baked bean sandwich, Thanksgiving sandwich, etc...

And let's not forget that the famous Boston creme donut is technically a sandwich, as is the jelly-filled donut and the eclair.  Think about it - flour based dough (fried instead of baked) with a filling (savory or sweet is of no consequence).  Voila! A sandwich.

What are some of your favorite sandwiches?

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