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Old 04-09-2016, 07:16 PM   #41
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...Caramelized onions is a good addition to just about any sandwich, like grilled cheese.
I didn't like onions in any form during the first 20 years of my life. Then I worked in an office building large enough to have its own cafeteria. Usually took a lunch, but I would treat myself on the days they had something really appealing (the staff did make good food, not slop) or when I wanted a grilled cheese. With tomato, please. The first time they grilled the sammie on the same flattop spot that had grilled onions just before, I was smitten. That faint taste of onion-y butter was delicious.

Every once in a while, when I'm making grilled cheese sandwiches for supper, I'll caramelize a lot of onions in it whether I need all of them or not. Some go on Himself's sandwich, the rest get put away - and my sandwich is the first one made in that pan.
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Old 04-09-2016, 11:55 PM   #42
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Fried egg and pepperjack cheese BLTs
Reubens
Club sandwiches
Peanut butter and jelly or honey
Grilled 4-cheese with pickles and sliced green olives

Now I'm hungry...
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:29 AM   #43
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I've said it before, and I apologize for repeating myself. when I was little I am sure there was a conspiracy between the school lunch ladies and my mom about who could Always introduce egg shell bits in my egg salad sandwiches. Gah. Solution I found was to place a layer of potato chips on the sandwich and then eat.

That said, I like to sometimes mix in thin sliced and diced radish, or jalapeno peppers or a spoon full of well drained Famous Dave's ( or other) pepper relish. Bbq flavored potato chips sounds like a new added treat to me.
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Caramelized onions is a good addition to just about any sandwich, like grilled cheese.
I am so glad you remember radishes. I always use them in a salad and so many other ways. I buy them on a regular basis.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:17 AM   #44
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I have to say that sandwiches here in UK are very tame stuff compared to the gourmet feast that American sandwiches are!

We get a TV programme here that showcases American take aways, snacks etc. They go behind the scenes and show how they are made. I have mentioned this before i.e. that I am really envious of what you can eat there!
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:12 PM   #45
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A proper Ploughman sandwich is on my bucket list.
I make Branston Pickle that friends say is very good and try
to make the sandwich but feel maybe the cheese I use is lacking.
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:03 PM   #46
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I have to say that sandwiches here in UK are very tame stuff compared to the gourmet feast that American sandwiches are!

We get a TV programme here that showcases American take aways, snacks etc. They go behind the scenes and show how they are made. I have mentioned this before i.e. that I am really envious of what you can eat there!
You just have to be careful not to assume those shows are representative of what most of us eat. Some of them, for example Diners Drive-ins and Dives, are so over-the-top that most of us would never dream of trying them. Many of us think of that as shock t.v. The sandwiches mentioned in this thread are much more representation of reality.

That said, we are a very diverse population of 350 million people, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific. There are several distinct regions whose core populations have their roots in many different countries.

At D.C. we come from many of those regions, and our roots come from different countries. Many also are in Canada, which contrary to some people's perception, is a separate country, even greater expanse, with their own regions and cultural pockets. I am one of the people here who has lived in both countries, and there are certainly cultural differences.

Triple D maybe fascinating, but most of us really eat BLT, PBJ, grilled cheese, rubens, hamburgers, e.g., not six-Decker monstrosities. Not really envy inducing!
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+1 Well said, Silversage.
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:44 AM   #48
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Yep, some of those sandwiches on DDD are just gag inducing to me and I would never order or make them. I can't even stand the thought of protein(s), fries or chips, slaw, etc. all together on a sandwich, much less trying to eat it, ESPECIALLY out in public. My mom's sandwiches are bad enough and that's why we only have them once in a very great while, it's probably been 2 years or more since we last had them. Most of the sandwiches we eat are grilled cheese of some kind with soup, BLTs, Cubans or burgers of some kind. Last night. I could barely even finish my burger, had to not eat a good chunk of the bun, nor did I eat that many of the homemade thin potato chips I made. I actually prefer slider size over a regular burger now, easier/cleaner to eat and 2 are more than enough for me, and I usually end up leaving part of 1 of those buns too.

Please don't make assumptions about how most Americans eat based on a show like DDD. It would be like assuming there are tons of English people like Hyacinth Bucket (or Bu-kay as she pronounces it).
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:07 AM   #49
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You are so right Mad Cow. Unfortunately in this country we seem to think more is better. It used to be that you sent your kid off to school in the morning with a sandwich of two slices of white bread covered with either mustard or mayo. Then you put one or two slices of baloney and one or two slices of cheese. A single Hostess cupcake for dessert, maybe a piece of fruit and change to buy a drink if you didn't have a boxed drink that was loaded with sugar on hand. Now kids are handed enough money to buy several slices of pizza, or a large sub with "every thing but the kitchen sink" on the way to school. No wonder we seem to have an epidemic of obesity in this country.

As adults we eat out at restaurants that pile our plates right to the edge. And then there are all the sides that go with it. You end up taking a doggie bag with you when you leave. Unless you are a laborer digging ditches all day, there is no way any normal person can clean their plate.

I have never been a big eater. In fact when I make a sandwich now, I use one slice of bread, cut it in half and remove the crust. It doesn't make a big sandwich. But it fills me.

My daughter took me out to eat for my birthday. We both ordered the fried clam plate. Hold the French Fries. So they gave us a few extra clams and a huge pile of fried onions. I ate about four or five of the clams, and I was full. My daughter did a little better than me. We both took a doggie bag home. They had no child's menu. I will often order from that if it is allowed.

Yup! We are a country of piggies when it comes to eating.
Same thing up here in Canada... I was at a little country diner last week. I knew what I wanted so without looking at the menu, I just told the server, "breakfast please, just your regular bacon and eggs type thing." It comes out... two eggs, bacon, ham AND sausage and enough home fried potatoes to feed a marine platoon. Oh, and two huge slices of home made bread, toasted. All for $7.99. The plate was bigger than the steering wheel on my truck.

I could only eat half... and even then, I had to get a couple of the ladies from the diner to help put me in my truck... "Okay, you grab that side... now, you... hold on to my shoulder and push...Oh, pardon me." (fart!)

We North Americans eat WAY too much food, as a whole.

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Old 04-11-2016, 06:14 AM   #50
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I have to say that sandwiches here in UK are very tame stuff compared to the gourmet feast that American sandwiches are!

We get a TV programme here that showcases American take aways, snacks etc. They go behind the scenes and show how they are made. I have mentioned this before i.e. that I am really envious of what you can eat there!

Okay, Creative... let's make a deal.

I'll send you a couple of those kick-butt American sandwiches that you see on the TV and you send me some of your traditional pub style fish 'n chips from your local chippy.

Deal????


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