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Old 09-09-2015, 08:36 PM   #11
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I've hollowed out for quite some time, too - otherwise those big Hoagie rolls are too big to bite into.

Well...maybe not totally hollowed them out, but I pull some of the bread out.

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Old 09-09-2015, 10:41 PM   #12
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Well, I misunderstood as well. But yes, once the sandwich is made, I think I have read that you may set a tinfoil covered brick or a fheavy fry pan with a couple cans borrowed from the pantry and press them down. I don't have time for that and I don't have a panini pan either, So I Just eat'em and say thank you and please may I have another.

I think you could make bread crumbs with the innards or feed the birds too.

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Old 09-09-2015, 11:09 PM   #13
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How many here use leafy romaine lettuce on their sandwiches? It's a lot more expensive than using head lettuce.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:28 AM   #14
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I use romaine for everything I need lettuce for - salads and sandwiches. It's more nutritious and I think it tastes better.
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:24 AM   #15
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That Good Eats sandwich episode was easily ten years ago. I remember his scooping the bread out of the baguette.
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:31 PM   #16
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I've made lots and lots of BLT's. They're ok, but for some reason, I go to a restaurant and...they make them soooo much better than I can.
No surprise to me as that is what that diner does professionally. They even include a strawberry on the side of the plate which is cool.

I think it's because I use regular head lettuce. Buying leafy romaine lettuce for sandwiches is just too expensive.
Just the opposite for me. I've never had a restaurant BLT that I liked as much as my own, but I think that's because they tend to use mayo, while I strongly prefer Miracle Whip. I can use iceberg or romaine interchangeably, doesn't really matter. I've never thought of romaine as being that expensive.

One thing I've been meaning to try is something that I had one time at my aunt's home when I was 10 or 11. She wilted the lettuce in the bacon fat, and that made the sandwich somehow special - maybe a bit more good bacon flavor. It was so long ago that my memory may be faulty. I guess if it doesn't work, I can just swap the wilted for fresh and keep eating.

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