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Old 06-17-2015, 10:12 AM   #11
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As most of you know, I've cut back on carbs significantly. So I don't eat much of anything that would qualify as "bread."

That said, once every couple months I get a hankering for a grilled cheese or BLT. I started using a recipe which calls for almond flour and egg whites. It's a little expensive to make, but the result is absolutely bread-like and wonderful (I am certain Bostonians would even approve). I normally make it up, use half the loaf and stick the other half in the freezer for another time.

Using all the egg whites in the bread also has the advantage of leaving a lot of yolks I can use to make mayo.

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Old 06-17-2015, 02:38 PM   #12
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:47 PM   #13
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I'm not trying to be pedantic here and argue that it's not a sandwich without bread. There are some really clever ideas in that link.

The thread got me curious and I googled. Wiki includes bread in the definition of the sandwich but what I found really humorous was a ruling by a Boston court:

In the United States, a court in Boston, Massachusetts ruled that "sandwich" includes at least two slices of bread.[1] and "under this definition, this court finds that the term 'sandwich' is not commonly understood to include burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans."[15]...

I have a cucumber...
So if I take two tortillas, spread mayo on both, place cold cuts, lettuce and tomato on the first and then place the second one over it, that wouldn't count. Even if it is a flour tortilla? We Bostonians do have our quirks.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:02 PM   #14
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So if I take two tortillas, spread mayo on both, place cold cuts, lettuce and tomato on the first and then place the second one over it, that wouldn't count. Even if it is a flour tortilla? We Bostonians do have our quirks.
That would be a sandwich. If you make a taco with one tortilla, that court ruled it would not be a sandwich.

If you consider a sandwich is made with one or more pieces of bread, AND if you consider a tortilla to be bread, then a taco, burrito, quesadilla, chimichunga, etc would be a sandwich too.

But we're getting off topic. I think a sandwich made with a cuke would be very refreshing for a summer lunch.
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That would be a sandwich. If you make a taco with one tortilla, that court ruled it would not be a sandwich.

If you consider a sandwich is made with one or more pieces of bread, AND if you consider a tortilla to be bread, then a taco, burrito, quesadilla, chimichunga, etc would be a sandwich too.

But we're getting off topic. I think a sandwich made with a cuke would be very refreshing for a summer lunch.
So right Andy. That one CAUGHT my eye right away. I kept going back to look at it over and over. Although I would have to remove the skin in strips and would want to run a fork down the sides. I can't eat all the skin, and the fork makes for a pretty presentation. Even if all the skin was left on. Although it is great looking just as is!
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:12 PM   #16
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So, a Danish open face sandwich isn't a sandwich. Well, it's still smørrebrød.
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I shrunk 4 sizes when I stopped eating bread and white sugar. A zucchini could also be used as a delivery device--that is all bread is, a delivery device for the filling. I'm looking forward to playing with a breadless sub using a cucumber, smoked trout/salmon, fresh veggies from the garden...a nice oil and vinegar dressing....yum-yum. Especially when it is beastly hot and I don't want anything to do with a stove or oven.
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...--that is all bread is, a delivery device for the filling...
I have to disagree with this statement. The right bread makes the difference between a mundane experience and a memorable sandwich.
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I have to disagree with this statement. The right bread makes the difference between a mundane experience and a memorable sandwich.
That's what I was thinking too.

I think most white bread is just a delivery device.
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Agree. A reuben just isn't a reuben without rye. Pulled pork, at least for me, has to be on either a toasted French or sourdough hoagie roll. So many breads, so little time...
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