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Sandwiches

This post, inspired by the “eating machine” himself.

So, what is my favorite sandwich? Gonna waffle and say plural, not singular.

Let’s start with Mr. G’s fave, the fish and coleslaw sandwich. His is pretty spectacular. The breaded mahi mahi sandwich I got from the corner Chinese BBQ joint pales  by comparison.

Mahi Mahi Sandwich Deluxe

Mahi Mahi Sandwich Deluxe

Good for the price tho. For a while, a long long long time ago (still back in college), I lived off Mickey D’s fish filet sandwich (I was in a no red meat phase, you know, too young and too stupid). 🙂

There’s the ubiquitous hamburger.

Hamburger

Hamburger

Also from the Chinese BBQ joint. The basic model (bun, burger, ketchup, mustard, mayo). Actually pretty good, will definitely order again. I also enjoy the more modern iterations, dressed to the nines burgers (wagyu beef, mushrooms, bacon, avocados, etc.).

Also in contention is the old fashion, canned tuna salad sandwich (no current picture). For me, has to be on white bread. Canned tuna, mayo, and celery, that’s it, nothing else (besides salt and pepper to taste).

Then there’s the simple grilled cheese sandwich, which holds a special place in my psyche (read the grilled cheese sandwich that changed the course of history). Nowadays, must be accompanied with tomato soup (preferably the canned variety). Nothing fancy, comfort food.

Also on my list, while maybe not true sandwiches (a close cousin perhaps?), sliders. Not just any sliders, bao bun sliders. Either braised pork belly, kalua pork, or roast duck. A chef friend once made seared foie gras in bao bun with kimchi. One bite and I understood the universe, then I think I fainted. 🙂

The newest entry on my list is from 7-Eleven.

Sweetbread with Ham, Egg, and Cheese

Sweetbread with Ham, Egg, and Cheese

Thick Sliced Sweetbread

Thick Sliced Sweetbread

Filling

Filling

The filling is not much to write home about, but this time, it’s all about the bread. Toasted “crunchy” on the outside and buttery soft on the inside. Big yum.

So,  to modify the question, what one sandwich would I choose if I was stuck on a deserted island?

Ta Dah! PB&J

Ta Dah! PB&J

I think the PB & J (for jam, not jelly) was one of the first things I learned to “cook”. Very little prep needed (almost nothing), it’s always (most times) available in our pantry. Very versatile (toasted or untoasted). Base models or glammed up. Preferably on whole grain rustic bread. I’ll even go for the modified Elvis.

Peanut Butter and Banana on Ciabatta Bread with Brown Sugar

Peanut Butter and Banana on Ciabatta Bread with Brown Sugar

I tried to broil (open-faced) the sandwich in  the office toaster oven hoping the brown sugar would caramelize (like a brûlée) but to no avail. Still tasty though.

The list is both short and nowhere near  complete, just what I could think of at the time.

Are hot dogs considered a sandwich?

Thanks Mr. G for the question and inspiration. You are the “eating machine”. 😉

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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