List Of Sandwiches
January 1, 2018 9:32 AM   Subscribe

An alphabetical List Of Sandwiches might be what you need for inspiration in this New Year.
posted by hippybear (129 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
Tag yourself, I'm hotdog.
posted by cortex at 9:33 AM on January 1 [8 favorites]


A sandwich is a dish consisting of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them,[1][2][3] or one slice in the case of an open sandwich.
So 2018 will start with a war then.
posted by Dr Dracator at 9:35 AM on January 1 [34 favorites]


Oh is this what we’re doing today? We’re going to fight? Okay well I guess we better get on it, then. If hot dog is a sandwich then tacos are sandwhiches!
posted by midmarch snowman at 9:41 AM on January 1 [4 favorites]


While hotdog is included in the list, and taco is not included, I do wonder what the basic difference between, say, a gyro or a falafel sandwich is and a soft taco. Tortillas are flatbread, aren't they?

Anyway, I'm reuben, but it has to be grilled. None of this "corned beef on rye" sandwich bullshit. Grilled and pressed, otherwise it's not a reuben.
posted by hippybear at 9:47 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


I'm a bologna sandwich, obviously.
posted by Stonkle at 9:49 AM on January 1


List of foods on Wikipedia is such an easy time sink for me. (I've done sandwiches; I recently did corn-based dishes.)
posted by Kitteh at 9:53 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


A taco between two hotdogs is a 2nd-degree sandwich.
posted by cortex at 9:56 AM on January 1 [6 favorites]


I am a “Generic sandwich containing a filling and a layer of cheese”.
posted by Fizz at 9:57 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Let's all just agree that any sandwich with noodles or pasta on it should be a war crime.
posted by windbox at 9:58 AM on January 1 [5 favorites]


As a proponent of radical sandwich anarchy I'm comfortable that a Pop Tart is a sandwich
posted by dmt at 10:01 AM on January 1 [3 favorites]




Hot dog wrapped in a beef patty, deep-fried, then covered with chili, a few french fries, and a fried egg
For fuck's sake, Australia.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:02 AM on January 1 [11 favorites]


That list is like a compilation of previous Metafilter arguments. [On Wikipedia, you'd think some countries could delete the embarrassing ones]
posted by acrasis at 10:03 AM on January 1


Is MetaFilter a sandwich?

I feel like it's more of a plate of beans.
posted by Fizz at 10:08 AM on January 1 [4 favorites]


*checks for presence of crisp sandwiches*
*ticks formal approval box*
posted by GallonOfAlan at 10:09 AM on January 1


I would like to be a bagel with lox, but I'm really more of a breakfast sandwich.
posted by box at 10:10 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Oh, boy, sleep! That's where I'm a Muffuletta!
posted by Nelson at 10:13 AM on January 1 [4 favorites]


> Let's all just agree that any sandwich with noodles or pasta on it should be a war crime.

I will not.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:23 AM on January 1 [4 favorites]


Fried egg reuben: replace the corned beef with a fried egg (over easy to medium - it should be a little bit drippy). Not only is it a vegetarian (though not vegan) alternative to one of the best sandwiches, it is in fact an improvement on a standard reuben.
posted by eviemath at 10:24 AM on January 1


I think an open-faced sandwich only counts if it is a melt: that is, if the filling is at least sandwiched between a piece of bread (on the one side) and a piece of cheese (on the other side).
posted by eviemath at 10:24 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Ctrl-F: "broodje kroket", huh, whaddayaknow?

It's like a fried mashed potato sandwich. The Dutch are weird.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:26 AM on January 1


The mother-in-law? First, I am disturbed to find two sandwiches on that list in which tamales are stuffed into a bun; this is clearly wrong. Second, I am astounded to discover not only is there a thing called a Chicago-style tamale, but that's what I used to eat as a kid in Michigan.

But where is the sandwich of my people? The Long Island knish sandwich! it is meat and cheese in a split knish, all toasted.
posted by acrasis at 10:34 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Fried egg reuben: replace the corned beef with a fried egg

No. A reuben without corned beef is a sauerkraut sandwich. Adding an egg makes it a sauerkraut sandwich with egg, not a reuben. Now you could add an egg to a reuben and make it a madame reuben.
posted by shoesietart at 10:35 AM on January 1 [8 favorites]


I’m surprised that a Donkey sandwich doesn’t contain Donkey sauce.
posted by MtDewd at 10:37 AM on January 1


You could maybe do a reuben benedict, which would involve toasted/grilled rye bread, corned beef, sauerkraut, poached egg, and a thousand island variation on hollandaise sauce.

Okay, now I'm hungry.
posted by hippybear at 10:48 AM on January 1


Hrm, maybe we can fight about whether eggs benedict are an open face sandwich or not. They aren't on the List...
posted by hippybear at 10:50 AM on January 1


Hmm, well, this just confirms my long-held opinion that the sandwich is an inferior culinary form. Practical, yes. But distinctly lacking in other merits. The best sandwich in the world is never going to be as good as the best anything else. And usually whatever is in the sandwich would be more delicious served separately.

I might be able to make exceptions for the banh mi and a really good falafel in pita with all the fixings.

But probably not.
posted by HotToddy at 10:52 AM on January 1


I refuse to classify Eggs Benedict as a sandwich. However, it is on the list as a subset of the Egg Sandwich.

My sandwich of choice is the Monte Cristo.
posted by zinon at 10:54 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


No nutella sandwich? This list is incomplete! Though I'm glad to see chickpea salad and tempeh, lettuce, and tomato making an appearance.

Eggs Benedict is included in the overly broad egg sandwich bucket.
posted by esoterrica at 10:56 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I’m willing to accept that a taco’s a kind of sandwich if you’ll concede that a banana is a kind of burrito
posted by aubilenon at 10:59 AM on January 1 [15 favorites]


> this refers to any poor-quality sandwich, often stale.

me_irl
posted by idiopath at 11:00 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Was a KFC Double Down ever really a sandwich, though?

I guess a lot depends on whether you believe sandwich is primarily a verb or a noun.
posted by glonous keming at 11:11 AM on January 1 [3 favorites]


Timing on this is perfect. I'm currently eating a turkey Reuben with purple 'kraut.
posted by emelenjr at 11:12 AM on January 1


> My sandwich of choice is the Monte Cristo.

That counts.
posted by glonous keming at 11:13 AM on January 1 [3 favorites]


Hamburger is not a sandwich. IT'S NOT.
posted by disclaimer at 11:27 AM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Just give me two pizzas and a steak the size of a hubcap.
posted by adept256 at 11:30 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Isn't a Hamburger someone who comes from Hamburg?
posted by hippybear at 11:32 AM on January 1


No they're just people with a strong urge to hamb.
posted by adept256 at 11:37 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


hamb-urgers... It took me a while. LOL!
posted by hippybear at 12:00 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Ctrl-F: "broodje kroket", huh, whaddayaknow?

It's like a fried mashed potato sandwich. The Dutch are weird.


How do you get mashed potatoes in a broodje kroket ?
posted by Pendragon at 12:09 PM on January 1


all i care about is the shooter's sandwich which i will one day make and then hungrily devour in its entirety
posted by poffin boffin at 12:14 PM on January 1 [5 favorites]


Croque-monsieur...Croque-madame if I'm feeling...saucy.
posted by sexyrobot at 12:21 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]




Lisztomania
posted by box at 12:27 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


box: there is a fully righteous FPP contained within that link. Amazing! Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 12:32 PM on January 1


Not sure what it's called but crunchy peanut butter and bread and butter slices on toasted rye is an "interesting" combination of textures and flavors...
posted by jim in austin at 12:40 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]




Those are the least appetizing pictures of sandwiches. They look so sad.
posted by euphorb at 12:59 PM on January 1


I read down the list and thought, "Okay. This seems reasonable. Hey, that sounds good! Haven't had that one. Probably need to have it some day." But then I came to the spaghetti sandwich. And that, dear readers, is where I draw the fucking line.
posted by slkinsey at 1:03 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


So many more sandwiches beyond the "sp" in the alphabetical order! Why discriminate based on the ABCs? Continue!
posted by hippybear at 1:06 PM on January 1


An alphabetical List Of Sandwiches might be what you need for inspiration in this New Year.

thanks but I will stick with deaths of philosophers
posted by thelonius at 1:12 PM on January 1 [5 favorites]


I'm cool with all the others. Although some, such as the shooter's sandwich, sound a lot better than they actually are. Couldn't possibly pick a favorite.


One thing I have never been able to figure out is why I can never make an Italian submarine at home that tastes correct.
posted by slkinsey at 1:12 PM on January 1


Is a spaghetti sandwich more of an outrage than a chip butty? French fries on white bread? I mean primanti bros is one thing but french fries on white bread is all sand and no wich.
posted by mumblelard at 1:15 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


No chicken parm or veal parm hero on the list? I am outraged!
posted by slkinsey at 1:20 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Is a spaghetti sandwich more of an outrage than a chip butty?

Somehow, inexplicably, yes. I know it's not logical. I also am not incensed by the toast sandwich.
posted by slkinsey at 1:22 PM on January 1


Ooh you know what's not on the list? Barnyard sandwich: bacon ham swiss (melted), lettuce tomato, on grilled chicken breast, on grilled flatbread. Maybe it's only available at Nudy's in central PA where I'm headed tomorrow. In which case...sucks to be you! ;P
posted by sexyrobot at 1:23 PM on January 1


Honestly, it seems that a sandwich post on MeFi is nearly as contentious as a Taylor Swift post, and I'm honestly shocked about both.
posted by hippybear at 1:24 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


(If I were a cannibal, I would totally eat a Taylor Swift sandwich)
posted by sexyrobot at 1:26 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Well, they both bring to mind the unbidden thought of white bread ...
posted by Chitownfats at 1:36 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Calzones. Still not getting any respect. Maybe if someone put a hot dog in one, calzones could be on the sandwich list too.
posted by mumblelard at 1:38 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


The article on the toast sandwich says "A recipe for toast sandwiches is included in the invalid cookery section of the 1861 Book of Household Management" which made me think "yeah, that sandwich is totally not valid" but additional description made it clear that section is about cooking food for invalids, i.e., sick or injured people.

I think you'd have to be pretty sick to not be able to make your own damn toast sandwich
posted by aubilenon at 1:40 PM on January 1 [6 favorites]


Calzones. Still not getting any respect. Maybe if someone put a hot dog in one, calzones could be on the sandwich list too.

The Australians need to get busy.

One thing I have never been able to figure out is why I can never make an Italian submarine at home that tastes correct.

Part of why sandwiches always taste better when made in a deli/sandwich shop is that they always use about five times more condiments than I do at home. My skimpy smear of mayonnaise can't compete with the industrial quantities most places ladle on.

This is making me hungry, but sadly the only sandwich place in walking distance isn't very good, and is probably closed today anyway.
posted by Dip Flash at 1:45 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


"yeah, that sandwich is totally not valid" but additional description made it clear that section is about cooking food for invalids, i.e., sick or injured people.
My mum loves all foods invented for sick people and small children in the 19th century. She's not that old, she just likes bland and soft and I think her gran encouraged her. Her favorite sandwich is a piece of sandwich bread (wonder bread for Americans) with loads of butter and a piece of rye bread on top. The rye is the healthy element.

I like this post. Food fights are always fun, but also seriously it is inspiring. I am always looking for ideas for my daughter's lunch, and she loves new combinations.
posted by mumimor at 1:49 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Danish Smørrebrød is an obsession in our house - I try to make 'em every Frday night.
posted by parki at 1:50 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Well, they both bring to mind the unbidden thought of white bread ...

Aaaand I think we just invented a new sandwich: the Taylor Swift: white bread on white bread
posted by sexyrobot at 1:52 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


When I was an exchange student in the mid-80s I was sent off to gymnasium with a meal that often included two slices of dark bread smeared with butter and 1/4" thin chocolate bars packed inside. It was, literally, a chocolate sandwich.

So peculiar. Dark bread and chocolate with butter. I mean, who knew?
posted by hippybear at 1:54 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


the Taylor Swift: white bread on white bread

White bread on white bread with mayo and butter and ranch.
posted by hippybear at 1:55 PM on January 1


ALSO I BEG YOU ON BEHALF OF THE MODS LET'S NOT MAKE THIS A TAYLOR SWIFT THREAD I HAVE SEEN THE HORROR AND THIS IS A PLACE OF SANDWICHY FUN NOT TAYLOR SWIFT DOOM!
posted by hippybear at 1:56 PM on January 1 [5 favorites]


In France I delicious sandwich called an américain, which was the same as a Belgian mitraillette from this list, while in Belgium an american is a pile of raw beef MAKE OF THAT WHAT YOU WILL.
posted by rodlymight at 1:57 PM on January 1


Look, mefites, I know its customary to dig our heels in and want to rehash things, but please for the love of god can we put aside the sandwich argument to band together and cast that monster back to hell
posted by FirstMateKate at 1:57 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Dark bread and butter with chocolate is the best.
posted by mumimor at 1:58 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Olive loaf, mustard on a hero roll. Yeah that's right. You roll your eyes too hard they may fall out.
posted by Splunge at 2:20 PM on January 1


The only sandwich I'll eat is a piece of pie, or layer cake in a pinch.
posted by rhizome at 2:47 PM on January 1


In France I delicious sandwich called an américain

Renault: And what in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?
Rick: My bread and fries. I came to Casablanca to sell sandwiches.
Renault: The sandwiches? What sandwiches? We're in the desert.
Rick: Have an américain.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:55 PM on January 1


I don't care about that weird scary baked bean monster. There is a lot here that I have issue with and I'm only at F. "Fairy bread"? No. That is something a three-year-old made when the babysitter was tired. And Not A Sandwich.

FRUIT SANDWICH - "GLOBAL" - no. "often with mayonnaise in the United States." No. Has anyone here ever eaten a fruit sandwich? This is beyond 1950s Better Homes & Gardens territory.
posted by queensissy at 3:00 PM on January 1 [7 favorites]


I have eaten a British Rail sandwich, in 1971, and it was as terrible as they say. Be grateful no one will ever again be subjected to it.
posted by languagehat at 3:04 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


yeah I have been an american since 1968 and I have NEVER heard of anyone eating a fruit sandwich (with mayonnaise??? jesus motherfucking christ, kill it with fire).
posted by supermedusa at 3:17 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


I used to think the Sunbeam Bread girl was eating a mustard sandwich because that was my default as a kid, although I preferred mine on rye bread and with a slice of onion. I was pretty skeptical when my mom told me that was supposed to be butter in that picture, because butter is not that yellow.

And for Christmas, Santa used to bring me a whole entire loaf of cocktail rye bread that I didn't have to share, and I would make myself little open faced sandwiches with either butter or cream cheese, and then olives, onion, capers, cucumbers, peppers, radishes, or whatever else I could find that seemed like it'd be good.

Those are still the best sandwiches, even though I'm pretty sure they were the source of some of those pregnancy rumors when I was a teenager.

And now I learn that I've been slouching toward Smørrebrød pretty much all my life.
posted by ernielundquist at 3:25 PM on January 1 [5 favorites]


But where is the sandwich of my people?

That's the whole point of the Wikipedia. Cook one up yourself, and get it in there. (As I mentioned in one of the previous sandwich threads, mine is the ‘put peanut butter on one slice of bread, put jelly on another slice, and then eat them separately’ variety.)
posted by LeLiLo at 3:56 PM on January 1


You can't make me choose just one sandwich. That'd be like choosing one of my kids.

If I had kids.

Which I don't.

But I do have sandwiches.
posted by elsietheeel at 4:10 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Also there's that bit on Friends about how Joey's favorite food is 'sandwiches' and I never understood why it was supposed to be funny (the humor in Friends or lack thereof notwithstanding) because sandwiches are actually the perfect food. They are portable and they can contain all of the best things in them and there are so many kinds of sandwiches that you will never get bored of them.

In short, my name is really Joey Tribbiani and I approve this message.
posted by elsietheeel at 4:14 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Has anyone here ever eaten a fruit sandwich?

...*raises hand*

IN MY DEFENSE I was 15 and what it really was was some of my mom's leftover HK-style fruit salad (diced apples, melon, pineapple potatoes, eggs in a mayo dressing) stuffed in a fresh crusty roll, not whatever is in that photo in the FPP. Though those look dainty enough to be served for tea along the lines of cucumber sandwiches; I'd probably try them at least once.
posted by btfreek at 4:24 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


That's the whole point of the Wikipedia. Cook one up yourself, and get it in there.

Wikipedia:No original research
posted by radwolf76 at 4:31 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Enjoy every sandwich.
posted by dbiedny at 4:41 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


OK, so (a) this clearly isn't a Marmite sandwich and (b) what kind of monster spreads Marmite like that, thickly and unbuttered?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 4:47 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Seriously. Marmite (and its younger-but-better sibling, Vegemite) taste much better spread with butter or margarine. Marmite/Vegemite sandwiches with cheese, as in that photo, can be nice.
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:56 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I'm sticking with the peanut butter-jelly bagel sandwich as my favorite.
posted by ErisLordFreedom at 5:04 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


fairy bread is a grotesque abomination that, were it presented to me by someone as an alleged "treat," i would see that monster tried in the hague
posted by poffin boffin at 5:17 PM on January 1 [2 favorites]


like oh wow great you've taken some sugared bits of food grade wax and stuck them to a slice of tasteless white mush with vegetable grease, i clamor for more
posted by poffin boffin at 5:18 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


Putting a fried egg on a grilled cheese sandwich is a sin against the gods of food. But the French have made such damn good food, I forgive them.
posted by Splunge at 5:50 PM on January 1


I could go for one of those thick fluffy falafels that we got from a street vendor in Berlin many years ago, they were really good.
posted by ovvl at 5:54 PM on January 1


Enjoy every sandwich.

Climb every sandwich
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
'Till... You... Find... Your.... Dreeeeammmmmmmm!
posted by hippybear at 5:55 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


I reread the article about Fool's Gold Loaf twice in horrified fascination.

hippybear: "Enjoy every sandwich" was actually Warren Zevon's observation during his last interview with David Letterman, after Zevon learned he had terminal cancer; Dave asked him if his impending death taught him anything, and that's what Zevon said he'd learned.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:10 PM on January 1 [4 favorites]


He also said he learned that not going to the doctor for 25 years was a bad idea
posted by thelonius at 6:24 PM on January 1


I love sandwiches and I guess this is as good a time as any to say:

Thanks again, pb and goodnewsfortheinsane for sandwiches on MetaFilterest!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 7:01 PM on January 1 [3 favorites]


Warren Zevon had mesothelioma so doc visits wouldn't have helped much 😞
posted by supermedusa at 7:19 PM on January 1


Oh, hey, the horseshoe is on there!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:34 PM on January 1


Former, fruit-sandwich eater here. Bananas on Hellman's-smeared white bread. Origin, Georgia or Alabama (?), US.
posted by infodiva at 7:49 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Some notes from the aforelinked list of hamburgers:
"Hamburgers with bacon but no cheese may be referred to as "bacon burgers".[citation needed]"
"Made with naan bread, naan burgers, the use of flatbread creates a taste experience different from hamburgers made with bread."


Wikipedia really is a treasure.

(From the main link, I've learned that a chicken schnitzel is apparently a creation of Austr...alia?)
posted by eponym at 8:18 PM on January 1


Accidental fruit sandwich eater. Growing up with very limited exposure to interesting or "exotic" foods, I made the mistake in college of misunderstanding my friend's raving about how good avocado was on grilled cheese sandwiches. At the grocery store, thinking that I would recreate this masterpiece that she had talked up, I grabbed the first green thing that I found. Never having had an avocado before, I selected a kiwi.

It was....interesting. Not terrible, but I have yet to recreate that combination in the past 20 years.

Avocado on grilled cheese= yes. Kiwi on grilled cheese= proceed with caution.
posted by JennyJupiter at 8:26 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: Kiwi on grilled cheese
posted by hippybear at 8:28 PM on January 1 [1 favorite]


Gotta represent the tavern, although around these parts, they’re referred to as maid-rites (it’s an East/West Iowa thing). This is sort of like referring to facial tissues as Kleenex.
posted by Big Al 8000 at 8:33 PM on January 1


Carroll Dietz of Missoula, Montana created the precursor to the tavern sandwich in 1920, referred to as a “steamed hamburger.”

I hear in Albany they still call them "steamed hams."
posted by skymt at 8:54 PM on January 1 [6 favorites]


Carroll Dietz of Missoula, Montana created the precursor to the tavern sandwich in 1920, referred to as a “steamed hamburger.”

White Castle sliders are onion steamed meat textured deliciousness since 1921.
posted by mikelieman at 10:40 PM on January 1


Wow, what's with the fairy bread hate? It's a classic at Aussie kid's parties, not an adult sandwich (although... were I offered some, I would not turn it down. Nostalgia is a hell of a drug).
posted by gesso at 2:10 AM on January 2


Warren Zevon had mesothelioma so doc visits wouldn't have helped much

Perhaps, but he still said it.
posted by thelonius at 2:25 AM on January 2


In Japan I saw strawberry and whipped cream on white sandwiches.
posted by brujita at 3:37 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


Was a KFC Double Down ever really a sandwich, though?

You can BE sandwiched without being A sandwich.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:57 AM on January 2 [2 favorites]


No listing that I can find for my favorite regionalism, the "Hot Roast Beef Sandwich" or "Hot Turkey Sandwich". This is a sandwich with only roast beef or turkey, cut diagonally in half with mashed potatoes in between the two halves, and the whole plate covered in the gravy corresponding to the sandwich filling. Simple, but insurmountable.
posted by Ipsifendus at 4:30 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


Has no one yet linked to the Sandwich Tribunal?
posted by rafaella gabriela sarsaparilla at 5:06 AM on January 2 [7 favorites]


Sandwich 365. It's on.
posted by vbfg at 7:05 AM on January 2


Has no one yet linked to the Sandwich Tribunal?
Good god that is the deepest rabbit hole I've seen for ages...
posted by mumimor at 7:23 AM on January 2


How do you get mashed potatoes in a broodje kroket ?

I understand that it's a roux. As I said it's "like" a mashed potato.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:50 AM on January 2


Wikipedia must not like McDonalds, since there is no mention of the Big Mac (or its predecessor, the Big Boy, or any 'double-decker' burger - calling a Club 'triple decker' is also misleading) in either the Sandwich list or Hamburger list. And no Filet-O-Fish or other Fried Fish In A Bun. The edit page declares "list does not include proprietary sandwiches (such as the Big Mac), let's keep it that way", but the multiple chains doing copies or variations should make "Double Decker Burger" and "Fried Fish Sandwich" less 'proprietary'.

The U.S. Breakfast Sandwich does mention the english muffin and "a sausage patty or other breakfast meat" but the canadian bacon specific for the Egg McMuffin should be noted (and not-McDonalds-wise, breakfast sandwiches on bagels should also be included).

And I have had enough experience with substitutes for the corned beef in a reuben that I think anything shoesietart calls a "sauerkraut sandwich" should now fall under a Reuben category... especially substituting pastrami for corned beef which I do a lot when it's better priced... of course, substituting Turkey (and sometimes cole slaw for kraut) makes it a Rachel, also totally missing from the list. Speaking of turkey, also missing is the Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich that adorns turkey with cranberry sauce and often stuffing or mashed potato.

And as long as we're dealing with fast food franchises' contributions to sandwich lore, Carl's Jr's first specialty burger, the "Western Bacon Cheeseburger" with its BBQ sauce and deep fried onion rings (and later copied by other burger chains) should be unique enough to deserve its own listing, IMO. And I still remember Taco Bell's long-defunct "Bell Burger" which was taco meat on a burger bun, not really missed but I think historically significant.

So my experience with sandwiches is not Wikipedia-compatible... I see they deleted "wrap" because in spite of its usual sandwich-like content, it lacked two piece of bread. Sigh.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:23 PM on January 2


Rather than join the outrage, other than to note with some disapproval the page's incorrect claim that a Cuban is only "sometimes pressed and warmed…" when it is rather a basic requirement of the sandwich's identity, I shall instead point out for those who like a grilled cheese and ham sandwich that Trader Joe's in the U.S. carries a Cheddar-Gruyère blend cheese that perfectly marries two cheeses that themselves go perfectly with ham.

A Croque-monsieur with both cheddar and gruyère is a delight.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 1:36 PM on January 2 [1 favorite]


My favorite sandwich is either:
*egg salad very light on the mayo
*egg and tuna salad mixed together in equal proportions VLOTM or
*grilled cheese (almost any cheese is fine) on a Toas-Tite iron over a real open flame. I have 3 Toas-Tites (2 are original 1950s and one is new) for camping because it is my favorite thing ever. Thankfully I am the meal planning committee on all of our trips so they are always on the menu once per trip. I pronounce it toast-tighty, but I think it might be pronounced toes-tight. No idea, really.
posted by Sophie1 at 1:50 PM on January 2 [3 favorites]


Oh my gosh, Sophie1, my aunt used to have something like that and we called them ufo sandwiches! I may need one now. I ate a lot of peanut butter and guava jelly sandwiches made in one of them.
posted by PussKillian at 2:43 PM on January 2 [1 favorite]


There are two missing sandwiches that are crucial to correct sandwich completism: a (correctly made) chocolate sandwich and a tomato sandwich. I was tutored in the creation of these by my grandfather many years ago, but will share his wisdom here.

To make a good chocolate sandwich you begin with two slices of generic soft white sandwich bread and butter them. You could spread the butter liberally, but sometimes it is easier to just cut slices and apply them in a tiling pattern until the bread is covered and then kind of smoosh them in with the knife. (The standard family joke when my grandfather made bread and butter was, "Geez, do you want some bread with your butter, Pa?" He lived on this diet to about 94. Also lots of eggs. He cut down from six for breakfast everyday to three a few years after he retired.) Lay two regular Hershey bars on the bread. No other brand will suffice. He lived downwind of a Nestle chocolate plant; he specified Hershey. Flip the other slice of bread over. Do not do any of this sprinkles or cheese grater? what the hell wikipedia editors? nonsense that allows excess butter to be exposed. Solid chocolate.

Tomato sandwich: two slices of generic soft white sandwich bread, generous swathes of Miracle Whip (Do not use mayonnaise. It will not work. Do not fight me on this.) Thickly slice one or two fresh tomatoes and arrange on bread. Close and eat immediately. If you want to get all fancy you can add black pepper.
posted by Gotanda at 4:16 PM on January 2


Has no one yet linked to the Sandwich Tribunal?

That site is most worthy of an FPP.
posted by Dip Flash at 8:19 PM on January 2


If we could get a major sandwich related post on the front page every day in January I would not be unhappy.
posted by hippybear at 8:22 PM on January 2 [2 favorites]


lpsifendus, good catch on the Hot Beef and Hot Turkey oversights. There is a bar near me that does a variation with a breaded tenderloin called the Hot Loin of Pork that is spectacular.
posted by Big Al 8000 at 8:58 PM on January 2


Tomato sandwich: two slices of generic soft white sandwich bread, generous swathes of Miracle Whip

I’m a big-tent sandwich kind of guy. The argument over the hot dog generally leaves me nonplussed, I make a mean spaghetti sandwich using garlic toast and I’ll even give a fairy sandwich a go!

But Miracle Whip is a damned crime — not a sandwich topping.
posted by Big Al 8000 at 9:05 PM on January 2 [3 favorites]


Sophie1: a question and a comment, if I may.

1). VLOTM?

2). Goodness gracious, a Toas-Tite is something I've been searching for my entire life WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT!! Thank you!
posted by Chitownfats at 4:06 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]


VLOTM

very light on the mayo
posted by escape from the potato planet at 5:25 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]


Sorry to be so prosaic, but the Reuben is easily one of the top five sandwiches of all time. (I don't eat beef, so I always go for turkey or tempeh). I like mine with a bit of spicy brown mustard for dipping. And, yes, it must be grilled.

The Wikipedia article on the spaghetti sandwich describes Japanese and American versions. There's also the spaghetti omelette sandwich from Cameroon.

(That last link is from Gastro Obscura, Atlas Obscura's new-ish food section. If you enjoy a Wikipedia article called "List of sandwiches", then you will probably enjoy Gastro Obscura.)
posted by escape from the potato planet at 5:31 AM on January 3


If all I have ever contributed to this esteemed site is the great Toas-Tite, I will consider it an effort well spent.
posted by Sophie1 at 6:09 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]


But Miracle Whip is a damned crime — not a sandwich topping.

I hadn't had Miracle Whip in years, but had it on a sandwich at someone's house a few weeks ago. It was even sweeter than I had remembered, so much so that it unpleasantly drowned out the tastes of the other ingredients. I get that we are a nation that is sugar and corn syrup obsessed, but that felt like a step too far.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:53 AM on January 3 [3 favorites]


I have no basis for this, but I think that Miracle Whip has changed their formula across the decades and that it isn't what it was when I first encountered it back in the 80s. It was better then.
posted by hippybear at 6:58 AM on January 3


They got the Dynamite sandwich, which is impressive, but missed the other notable local sammidge, the Chow Mein sandwich, which is Fall River/"Mee Sum" style chow-mein between two pieces of sandwich bread.
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:53 AM on January 3


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