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Themes and variations

Karl S. May 3, 2002 08:15 AM

In a prior thread, I had mentioned my fondness for a variation on the BLT theme: since I cannot abide mayo on sandwiches, a friend introduced me to his family's tradition of substituting peanut butter for the mayo in a BLT. He did this at a greasy spoon in New Hampshire, and the chef at first refused the request, but relented after we insisted.

It was shockingly delicious!

So, with what kinds of deliciously heretical variations would you like to evangelize the chowhound world?

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    ben f RE: Karl S. May 3, 2002 08:52 AM

    besides the aforementioned prosciutto'n'blue cheese fried sandwich, I've always been partial to peanut butter and kimchi sandwiches.

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      gourmound RE: Karl S. May 3, 2002 10:04 AM

      Liverwurst, onion and ketchup. Sounds nasty but try it.

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        Sharuf RE: Karl S. May 3, 2002 12:37 PM

        My "stay young" sandwich (both ingredients are supposed to help fight aging):
        -- sardines (the littler, the better)
        -- avocado

        This is especially good on sliced French, with a little mayo and a little finely shredded lettuce.

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          Tom Meg RE: Karl S. May 3, 2002 02:39 PM

          I invented this in the cafeteria in Grinnell College 10 years ago:

          Saltine crackers crumbled over vanilla soft-serve ice cream with a few twists from the pepper mill. Intriguingly delicious.

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            suzannapilaf RE: Karl S. May 3, 2002 08:24 PM

            We use a spread called ajvar (pronounced eye-vahr) made of roasted sweet red peppers and eggplant that you can get in Middle Eastern stores. It's a great mayo replacer, keeps the sandwich from being dry. Good on pasta too. Comes mild or spicy...

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              Kholvaitar RE: suzannapilaf Feb 1, 2013 07:18 AM

              This is what I like...

              The HOT ajvar--

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              MonMauler RE: Karl S. Feb 1, 2013 11:41 PM

              Not sure why, but this OP reminded me of Elvis' late night snack: a pb, banana and bacon sandwich on toasted white bread.

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