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I'd like your favorite sandwich recipe and your least favorite food ingredient.

I love sandwiches. Don't know why but I do. I have favorites, that I'll list. Not necessarily in order though, then you list yours and why.

Grilled cheese, regular sliced American cheese on white sandwich bread=comforting.
BLAT, bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato with mayo, salt+pepper, on Jewish deli rye=delicious.
Roasted turkey [from the real bird sliced] on sourdough with mayo on one slice butter on the other slice, salt+pepper, swiss cheese=very tasty.
PBBS, peanut butter and dark brown sugar on wheatiest whole grain bread available=horseback riding memories.
Breaded pounded thin chicken breast, fried, with slices of cranberry sauce, swiss cheese slices, crisp lettuce, home made 1000 Island dressing on croissant=wonderful creation.
PBLGS, peanut butter and Lyle's Golden syrup on home made white sandwich bread, sliced very thin=childhood.
Ingredients I don't like [or] think are trendy today [but who knows why] that I won't or don't use or think are awful. I don't know what all the hype is about. You list yours.

Fennel, what's the big deal about this stuff? Love licorice/anise/basil, but fennel, I don't get. I don't want to get and I don't see what all the hoopla's over.
Escargot, it's snails for crying out loud. Why would anyone knowingly put that in their mouth. Plus they rob me of my vegetables in my garden and I detest the little buggers.
Celery salt, I love celery but think it's very overpowering even in little amounts. Don't know why people would put it in a recipe when you can just drop a stalk in then pull it out when the stew or chicken broth or whatever is finished. The flavor imparted the bite, isn't. So why add celery salt to anything, I don't get it.

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  1. I liked your sandwich suggestions, although I have never had PB w/BS and I have never had Lyles Golden syrup

    My turkey fave is in a similar vein ~~ whole wheat or pumpernickel toast, spread w/cream cheese, sliced turkey, cranberry sauce, avocado and crisp bacon slices, and iceberg lettuce

    I also love slicedRoast beef, sliced rare ~~ blue cheese mixed with cream cheese spread on whole wheat bread. Or home made blue cheese dressing w/blue cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise.

    As for ingredients I really don't like ~~ I have a list, but at the very top always always always is Miracle Whip. I get skeevies just thinking about it. Biting into that awful sweetness just makes me cringe at the very thought.

    the "list"
    margarine, Miracle Whip, anything pickled (except, strangely enough, pickles), lamb, ginger, mint, marshmallow, cool whip, Pepsi, curry, liver (except chicken livers), crawfish, grits, black eyed peas, corn bread, corn dogs, oysters, mussels, old bay seasoning, cilantro, okra, individually wrapped (i.e. fake), cheese “food” or cheese “slices”,, pre-grated cheese, pork rinds, kidney beans, black licorice, canned peas.

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    1. re: laliz

      my mom used to eat peanut butter and brown sugar sandwiches growing up in minnesota, must have been a thing there. the lyle's came compliments of my little girl friends' family of english transplantation and it was first ever presented to me via her grammy's bread and skippy. I have it in my cupboard now still to this day, not the same one though. ;). funny, black licorice is my favorite and canned peas are a close second. our youngest son used to ask for canned peas only for dinner please mom and can it be two cans....

      1. re: laliz

        Lyles Golden Syrup reminds me of my childhood. My dad would give it to us over vanilla ice cream because it reminded him of his chiidhood....

        1. re: laliz

          i share a lot of your list - ginger, mint, cilantro, don't eat meat so those are on a different list, oysters, mussels. in addition, salmon, avocado, papaya, mango, black beans, corn, peas, banana, and red peppers (these repeat on me for hours).

          i've never liked sandwiches, and can't eat them anymore on good bread, but i used to love taking a slice of french baguette, topping with grated mozzarella and parmesan, then toasting and topping with marinara sauce or sundried tomato puree and a few dobs of ricotta cheese and basil.

        2. Bacon and avocado on toasted white bread with Hellman's mayo and iceberg lettuce.


          1. Leftover Thanksgiving turkey, salted, with Hellman's mayo on white.

            Tuna with chopped celery. onion, and Hellman's.

            Thick sliced homegrown tomatoes, salt & Hellman's.

            Peanut butter and pickles. Don't knock it till you've tried it.

            Omg, i see the theme.

            I love lots of other sandwiches, especially BLTs w or w/o avocado, but these simple sandwiches are the ones no other will ever beat in my book.

            Least favorite ingredient...can't think of one right now.

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            1. re: fern

              Peanut butter and bananas..but grilled!

              Egg Salad light mayo with bacon and tomato

              tuna mixed with lime and cilantro with avocado!

              As far as ingredients, of course every thing's better with bacon..except you waistline, so my second favorite is roasted red pepper, it wakes up almost any sandwich

              1. re: fern

                wait a minute, are you me? :))That's to fern, and for sd, least favorite ingredient...

                1. re: iL Divo

                  Well, if the only thing that would make the PB&P or tuna sandwich better is a bowl of tomato soup to dunk them in, then yes, we may be the same person. Separated at birth, at least.

                2. re: fern

                  I have always hated PB &J-now I'm engaged to someone who (before he met me!) used to live on it...

                3. Fav sandwiches:
                  cream cheese with either grape or apple jelly
                  baked ham and chicken salad...and that's not ham salad but actual ham slices
                  lobster salad

                  Least fav ingredients:
                  canned veggies
                  blue cheese
                  store bought frosting/whipped cream
                  tobasco sauce/buffalo sauce

                  1. Favorites and why:

                    - Peanut butter (extra crunchy), caramelized banana slices, toasted almond slivers, and a light drizzle of honey on whole wheat bread. Some of my favorite foods all in one sandwich.

                    - Spanish tortilla (potato-egg omelet) in a crusty French roll, with tomato slices if I'm feeling ambitious. Nostalgic comfort food.

                    - Lemon-zested tuna salad with baby greens and tomatoes marinated in balsamic and basil, on grilled sourdough bread. Okay, so I've stolen this combination from a restaurant I used to work at, but it is a winner...

                    - Any leftover meat (some favorites: chicken piccata, chili, meatloaf) with whichever greens look the least fresh in the fridge, preferably on ciabatta -- but since it's a leftover creation, usually it ends up being whatever bread is hanging around.

                    Ingredients I will leave out, scrape off, or substitute:

                    - Mayonnaise (a little is okay in deli-type salads, or blended as aioli/etc.) and its low-fat/fat-free derivatives; butter, margarine
                    - The kind of deli meat that's been so processed it looks a tad plastic -- egh.
                    - Sweet condiments, like jams, jellies, dried fruit
                    - Bacon. I love the smell, but never got into it. I eat a slice every so often to see whether that'll change, but no luck thus far.

                    1. so many sandwiches, so little time.

                      cream cheese & jelly [preferably grape or apricot] on whole wheat or rye toast.
                      nova & cream cheese on a toasted bialy or pumpernickel with tomato, red onion & capers.
                      smoked turkey, tomato & cream cheese [are we sensing a theme here?] on a toasted sesame bagel.
                      egg salad [easy on the mayo] with tomato & bacon on rye toast.
                      pan bagnat.
                      a really good jersey diner tuna melt.
                      turkey, smoked gouda, tomato, arugula & honey mustard on a baguette.
                      crunchy PB, banana, a dusting of cinnamon & a drizzle of honey on toasted oatmeal or cinnamon-raisin bread.

                      ok, i'll stop now - i could do this all day.

                      least favorite ingredients:
                      fat free cream cheese
                      miracle whip
                      anything that qualifies as "cheese food" or processed cheese

                      1. Braunschweiger, Swiss cheese, sliced hardboiled egg and some lettuce on homemade white bread with plenty of Hellman's and a bit of butter and mustard. My favorite sandwich since long before I liked hardboiled eggs by themselves - I'm guessing around eight or nine.

                        I can't think of any normal or semi-normal foodstuff I totally won't eat, though Miracle Whip and Velveeta "cheese" are two things I try to avoid. Oh, and whole-wheat pasta...sorry, Doctor, but I'd rather do without, thanks. Ick.

                        1. reading all of these have made me remember quite a few. Braunschweiger with plain old hellmans is wonderful on toasted deli rye, add a few slices of kosher pickles and I will scream. An unusal taste for me, and only when I want to have total treat. Toasted plain bagel with cream cheese and cherry pie filling as the jam, because it reminds me of high school days. Sourdough toast with real butter, parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Used to eat this after every single UCLA basketball game I attended then went home and watched it taped, while eating it.

                          1. Sandwiches:

                            1. BLT with homegrown neato heirloom tomatoes that are meaty, NOT seedy
                            2. Sandwich made by New Seasons Market in Portland with sourdough, turkey, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, mayo and red onion. I think they put crack in it, because it's such a boring sounding concoction.
                            3. steak grinders, New England style, with sliced steak and cheese and grease and peppers and onions and did I mention grease? Why does nobody in WA state make these?!?!?!

                            Least favorite ingredients:
                            celery salt (amen!)
                            miracle whip
                            rutabagas and turnips

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                            1. re: Vetter

                              stop it Vetter, you copied me:))))).
                              I hate everything on your list too except turnips, but they have to be raw so I eat them like radishes and Lawry's is a must on them.

                              REG: 3. steak grinders, uh because they're full of grease... :)(

                            2. My favorite sandwich (I'll force myself to pick just one, because otherwise I'll have to list 20) would have to be my Day-After-Thanksgiving-Gobbler. My brother christened it "The Gobbler", and the name definitely fits.
                              Layer a some warm herbed stuffing over cold turkey breast on top of a slice of cranberry jelly (must be the Ocean Spray one!). Top it off with a generous pour of piping hot turkey gravy. Best served on a brioche bun, but challah rolls work nicely, also.

                              Least favorite ingredient: mayonnaise

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                              1. re: vvvindaloo

                                I'm not a fan of the requisite cranberry condiment with turkey, but oh, that sandwich sounds so good.

                                1. re: vvvindaloo

                                  i do a Post Turkey Day sandwich that's similar to yours except my layers go...

                                  Buttered egg bread or hawaiian bread or in a pinch potato bread
                                  Slice of bread soaked in gravy
                                  Mashed Potatoes
                                  Cranberry Sauce
                                  Buttered Bread

                                  1. re: Emme

                                    wow, a double decker with mashed!
                                    the potato bread sounds like it would be really good, but i kind of like a roll with a slight crust.

                                    1. re: vvvindaloo

                                      i can respect that. the kicker though is the gravy soaked bread in the middle - the moisture maker i call it.

                                2. My house specialty: sliced sourdough with mayo, sardines & avocado.

                                  My dad's macho man snack before going to the barn for the afternoon milking: break off a piece of Siljan's knackebrod, smear it with limburger and have a big dill pickle to go with it.

                                  1. One of my favorite sandwiches is our version of a hot beef.
                                    Take an inside round roast larded with pork fat, sear in a dutch oven, add paprika and beef broth then braise (usually cut the sucker in two, removing one at medium rare and continue to braise the second to well-done for the mother-in-law...)
                                    Remove meat, slice thin. Cut a crusty roll in half and immerse in the braising juices until soggy (very important), stuff with meat slices, add a few pieces of the pork fat and enjoy...
                                    Another favorite is torta de lechon, a street-food, roast pork sandwich common in the Yucatan, topped with a spicy onion salsa...ohhh boy.

                                    Least fav?
                                    Relish as a condiment on anything.
                                    Sweet things in supposedly savory dishes - like raisins in stuffing or apple in cole slaw or grapes on steaks, etc.
                                    Raw broccoli and cauliflower.

                                    1. I totally forgot day-after-Thanksgiving-sandwich aka reason to have Thanksgiving dinner.

                                      Wheat toast, mayonniase (Best Foods), sliced ocean spray jellied cranberry, slice of turkey, spoonful of stuffing ~~ top with leaf of iceberg.

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                                      1. re: laliz

                                        I'm pregnant and been craving the day after turjey day sandwich. So my loving mother in law is making turkey day dinner today in the 100 degree TX heat.

                                      2. Love rye bread, good butter and dill pickles. Repeat..........

                                        Also hate:
                                        Sweet things in supposedly savory dishes - like raisins in stuffing or apple in cole slaw or grapes on steaks, etc, a la Porker.............

                                        1. well, i've been thinking about this one......i will note though that i do feel out of place, going by the replys so far no one posting is a southerner.......

                                          My Favorite Sandwiches
                                          Mayobananaise (or peanut butter mayobananaise) Sandwiches: now, this is mayo (dukes, my god, only dukes please), bananas, lite bread and the optional peanut butter. It can be grilled (iron spider only) or not, your choice, i like both. The key in this sandwich is that you mash the bananas up, with the mayo, but don't mix in the peanut butter, that you spread on one side of the bread. my lord, it is good. so good. if you don't mash up the bananas it is just a banana sandwich, not a mayobananaise sandwich. This was a meal we would have on a Friday night, light meal in the summer.

                                          Tomato: Plain, no fuss, mayo (dukes again), salt, pepper, tomato. You choose the bread, but i like lite bread. Also, a summer sandwich, had one tonight in fact. Favorite sandwich tomato......Cherokee Purple

                                          Mayo or Miracle Whip and Grape Jelly: My daddy showed me this sandwich when I was a little kid. It sounds gross, but it does have some good flavors......I always feel like i'm 8 when I eat this one.

                                          Liver Pudding: Fried or cold, sliced, with mayo (dukes) and bread. You can put some cheese on it, i prefer a real strong flavored cheese. I also like to fry the pudding, and then put it on bread with cheese and grill it in a cast iron spider with butter. *will promote heart disease.

                                          Torta: From your local Taqueria, one of the best sandwiches ever. Pick a meat they are all great, or have all of the meats in the Cubano. I have made them at home, but they are better out.

                                          Grilled Cheese: I grew up on American in lite bread, grilled in a cast iron spider with butter. Smash it flat! I will eat any cheese grilled on just about any bread.

                                          Bologna: Okay, this is the number one sandwich in my life. My friend, my comforter, my love. I will eat them cold, fried, grilled, toasted, with mayo (dukes), mustard, on lite bread, wheat, whole grain, i don't really care. What i do care about is the bologna. I can eat an oscar mayer, but if you really want it done right, you gotta get a chunk of bologna from carolina packing company in smithfield north carolina (one of those red hot dog companies, local, they are officially called bright leaf franks and bologna, but we call them "carolina packers". Thick slice, fried just right, that's the best sandwich ever had. And that's a fact with my hand up.

                                          Sample the sandwiches and enjoy....... God, how i love my life.

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                                          1. re: scuffletown

                                            My suitemate, born in NC and unhappily relocated to a northwest suburb in Chicago, used to fry up liver pudding occasionally -- usually around times of great stress, like applying to med school or finals week. Seeing the package in the fridge was even better, it really freaked some of my other suitemates out. So delicious though...in all the right artery-clogging ways.

                                            1. re: theannerska

                                              i tell you theannerska.....i won't ever relocate (well, if they hold a gun to my head maybe).....and really it's because of the horror stories that i hear about friends and family who left and couldn't eat right until they came back home. my brother went into the military and when he would come he would gain weight quick on homecooking. i turned many a roommate into a good southern eater. i had one roommate that craved my mama's country style steak and gravy so much that we overnighted him some to california. i understand the comfort of food, but i can only imagine what your suitemate went through. i'm just glad they remember who they were and freaked out the masses, artery clogging and all. you need me to send you some liver puddin'?

                                              1. re: scuffletown

                                                Thanks for the generous offer, but I've been forced to endure a low-cholesterol diet -- the arteries are really complaining...

                                                My SO went to college in NC, so I was there about once a month. I now constantly crave hushpuppies. (We're both born/bred New Yorkers.)

                                                1. re: theannerska

                                                  i'm sorry you don't have any hushpuppies. i ate some on Tuesday...sometimes i just go by and get a half dozen with some tea, yum, yum. If your arteries can take it and you really need a hushpuppy, well here a couple of places that cater to the far away cravings......
                                                  House-Autry Mills, Newton Grove, North Carolina....since 1812
                                                  Atkinson Milling Company, Selma, North Carolina....since 1757

                                                  Both are good companies with good products. And they both have hushpuppy mix.....Enjoy....

                                                  1. re: scuffletown

                                                    Jeff, thank you! I am filing these links away for future reference/gluttony.

                                            2. re: scuffletown

                                              scuffletown.........you are too funny. I have Dukes though. YEAH! I bought it in Atlanta in Buckhead while there a while back on mini vacation I have also Blue Plate, Cupids, Hellmans and Best Foods. Like you, I think Mayonnaise is incredible and I love it. A homegrown tomato sandwich is only made better by its' addition.

                                              A lady I used to work with, a young lady too, had a favorite sandwich that she brought to work every day. Bologna/grape jelly on white Wonder Bread. YICK!

                                              Do you have seeds from a Cherokee purple tomato? Is so can I have them please. My seeds from Totally Tomatoes did not work the last two years in a row. What a waste.

                                              Another favorite sandwich is mayo on one slice, peanut butter on the other piece of bread crisp iceberg lettuce in the middle of both on white.

                                              I loved your post and needed it this morning as last nights drive was icky and turned into a silencer.

                                            3. I guess i forgot about my least favorite food ingredient.
                                              Pizza sauce is not one of my favorite things. I prefer white pizza. I will eat tomato sauces, but i'm not ecstatic about it.
                                              I don't like fried patty sausage unless it is cooked and allowed to come to room temperature. I usually put them in the fridge for a few minutes after cooking.
                                              I only like black strap molasses. I don't like the grandma's kind....
                                              i guess that's about it.

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                                                1. re: porker

                                                  well porker, i do on occasion use miracle whip, but i prefer dukes mayo. miracle whip is too sweet on most things. my daddy likes miracle whip, though, and there definitely seems to be a set of folks that enjoy it more. i like dukes mayo, it's gotta nice flavor and texture and it's what i grew up on. growing up you either ate miracle whip or dukes, if you ate something else you were probably a yankee or a southerner who "got above his raisin's".

                                                  1. re: scuffletown

                                                    You mentioned Dukes 3 times so I just thought I'd pull your chain a bit!I'm from Canada...never heard of Dukes - thought maybe he was the Bush's beans dog or something.
                                                    ...."if you ate something else you were probably a yankee...", I guess you got that one right. Around here, people have the 'real mayo'/miracle whip debate all the time. As for the real mayo, there's Kraft and Hellmans - no Dukes.

                                                    1. re: porker

                                                      We meet again porker, I enjoy your chain pulling. I have some Canadian friends, and we welcome any who want to come down.....probably more than those other folks north of Richmond, Virginia. Dukes is more of a southern mayo, but i don't really dislike miracle whip (i don't put it in the mayo category, it's in another group altogether), just don't care for the other mayo's. If you want I can send you a jar of dukes, and you can sample it for yourself. I'd hate for you to go your whole life and not have that little taste of the south. As for Bush's beans, That dog duke like's dukes mayo too. He told me that if he's gonna eat a cold bologna sandwich on lite bread, he's gonna go half and half on the bread, dukes mayo on one side, mustard on the other.......he said "now that's good eatin" I told told him to keep that bean recipe to himself, i like homemade better....he bit me.

                                                  2. re: porker

                                                    I'm convinced that they've changed the recipe in Miracle Whip, it's awful now where as I used to love it so much it could be the filling only in the sandwich.

                                                2. I love sandwiches so I'm only listing a few that are comfort foods or that I crave often.

                                                  Bologna made with a little mustard
                                                  PB & grape or strawberry jelly
                                                  cuban sandwich
                                                  BLT with avocado
                                                  steak sandwich with provolone, grilled onions, and chipotle mayo
                                                  tuna salad
                                                  mozzerella, tomato, & pesto panini
                                                  procuitto, fontina, & arugula panini
                                                  pastrami with mustard and diced pickles
                                                  Italian sub

                                                  As for ingredients I don't like; miracle whip, dijon mustard, raw onions

                                                  1. My favorite sandwiches?
                                                    leftover turkey on sourdough with cranberry sauce
                                                    tuna salad on whole wheat seedy bread
                                                    tuna melt, same as above but with cheese
                                                    PB & J with all natural crunchy PB and homemade pomegranate jelly
                                                    veggie sammy with sprouts, cukes, radish, lettuce, tom, avo, & hummus, in a ww pita

                                                    Sandwich straight from my childhood, fried potato with mayo on white, my grandpa from OK used to make us this

                                                    My awful list,
                                                    margarine, miracle whip, cool whip, american cheese slices, processed lunch meat, HFCS sodas and diet sodas, liver, canned fruit and vegetables, nonfat milk, fake crab, anything goat...cheese, milk, meat... my sister has goats and goat products smell and tastes like dirty, stinky goat feet

                                                    1. 1a. Spanish smoked ham, cabrales cheese, home made mayo, dijon mustard, sauerkraut, Romain lettuce, homemade bread.

                                                      1b. Smoked haddock, home made mayo, Tabasco, arugula, home made bread.

                                                      1c. Katenrauchwurst, gouda, dijon, curly endive, home made bread.

                                                      2. Brussel's sprouts

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                                                      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                                                        Hee hee. Brussel sprouts. That blows my mind. Oh, wait is that your least favourite?

                                                      2. sandwiches: grilled cheese - velveeta on wheat or rye bread and spread grape or strawberry jelly on top; olive loaf sliced thin on wheat or rye w/ mayo and colby/jack cheese; fried bologna (sliced thin) w/ mayo on wheat or rye bread; for the healthy one whole grain bread, mayo, veggies of any kind including spinach, roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts, and avocados w/ salt and pepper. oh, and i don't know if it quailfies as a sandwich, soft flour tortilla w/ pepperjack cheese and salsa, microwave for 30 sec and roll up.

                                                        least favorite ingredients: sardines, preserved fish of any kind (anchovies are ok when used in something and only in small amounts), chewy seafood like octopus and clams, red meat in large amounts (thin layers on my sandwiches only), miracle whip.

                                                        1. Cajun ham, Italian roast beef, pepperoni, provolone cheese on bottom, hot pepper cheese on top, thrown on a hoagie roll that's been well garliced,heat in the oven till greasy, slathered with Gino's creamy parmesian dressing.
                                                          This is the sandwich I hope I'm eating when I die.
                                                          Fitting, as it is probably the sandwich that will cause my death.

                                                          1. I'd be lying if I said I didn't still love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches :)...but if I had to choose a more grown up sandwich, I would go with:

                                                            turkey on Italian herb and cheese bread with lettuce, tomato, black olives, oil and vinegar, and Italian seasoning. Mmmm.

                                                            1. Oh yea and my least favorite ingredient...onion!

                                                              1. My all-time favourite summer sandwich is fresh mozza, really ripe tomatoes and fresh basil on a crusty baguette with lots of salt and pepper. Sometimes I marinate the tomatoes with some thin sliced onion in a little balsamic and olive oil.

                                                                My other favourite is turkey, granny smith apple and old cheddar with some old-timey plum chutney. Sooo good.

                                                                As for the post Thanksgiving sandwich, I go for the usual, but always add a big smear of my bacon-sweet potato-onion casserole. Yum.

                                                                The worst is miracle whip, which my mother swears by. Followed closely behind by margarine, deli turkey with weird sundried tomato smear on the outside and mock chicken loaf. I always wanted to know what the heck a mock chicken was when I was a kid. I shudder to think.

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                                                                1. re: munchiegirl

                                                                  Bacon-sweet potato-onion casserole??? Sounds awesome. Any chance you'd share the recipe?

                                                                  1. re: CeeBee

                                                                    I'd be interested to know the recipe, too :)

                                                                2. Hi!
                                                                  My favorite is:
                                                                  Moist sourdough bread with:
                                                                  thickly spread cream cheese
                                                                  mashed avocado
                                                                  handpeeled shrimp
                                                                  salt and pepper
                                                                  onion sprouts
                                                                  thinly sliced tomato
                                                                  more cream cheese

                                                                  Used to have it at a local sandwich shop all the time as a teenager, now i indulge a few times a year. Crusty buns work well too instead of the sourdough.

                                                                  Things I HATE:
                                                                  Onion soup mix.....my mother used to mix it into EVERYTHING! Ugh.
                                                                  Anything that tastes "vegetable soup-like" Odd I know.....
                                                                  Carmelized onions....they remind me of worms.
                                                                  Anchovies.....so strong fishy tasting...gag!
                                                                  Escargots...yep, not sure what the thrill of those are!
                                                                  Saffron.....not sure if I've just had things not prepared well with it or what, but YECH.
                                                                  Starfruit.....is it me or are they just a sweet peapod?
                                                                  Risotto.....not a fan....have had it in the most fancy of restaurants, desperately tried to
                                                                  like it....but it seems like overcooked mushy rice to me.
                                                                  Fake crab.....So many people slip it into things....its fake! And so sweet! And not at
                                                                  all the texture of real crab. Was on a cruise ship and ordered a fancy crab salad
                                                                  supposedly using premium lump crabmeat.....fake crab or "kamoboko" was used
                                                                  Anything licorice tasting

                                                                  Oh...and meat of any description!
                                                                  Take care!

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                                                                  1. re: HannahBanana

                                                                    thick potato bread, plain egg omelet, whatever herbs i can get my hands- right now fresh dill, basil and parsleys are my obsession, sprinkle of salty cheese (my farmer's market cheese guy sells 3 yr olds feta.. perfect), and dash of olive oil.

                                                                    focaccia bread, fresh sage and rosemary, slices of prosciuttos, fresh mozzarella, a little hint of tomatoes with drizzle of balsamic and olio.

                                                                    cured salmon (recipe from this site), capers, dill, thin slices of red onion, creme fraiche, oil-cured black olives on dark rye

                                                                    cold roast chicken leftovers, lemon juice, dijon mustard, herb d'provence, a little lavender from the flowerbeds on thick whole wheat.

                                                                    anchovies, vine-tomatoes, lots of capers, thinly sliced serrano chilies, slices of parmesan and tapenade smear on thick white baguette.

                                                                    i can go on like this forever.

                                                                    least liked things on sandwich:
                                                                    factory processed sauces esp. mayo and miracle whip,
                                                                    processed meat, esp. bologna (ugh)
                                                                    wilted veggies and liver sausage (never got over the texture)
                                                                    tuna salad that hasnt been drained properly!

                                                                  2. I love sandwiches and trying to limit the amount of favorites is really hard, but I'll limit it to a few choice ones.
                                                                    Roast Beef sliced thin with thick sliced swiss cheese, slices of bacon, tomato and lettuce on a bulkie roll with mayo and horseradish sauce.

                                                                    Turkey(real) with swiss, cranberry sauce and lots of mayo on oat nut bread.

                                                                    Bacon, lettuce and tomato...(BLT) chunky style, chopped together and added to a soft roll (hogie type) with lots of mayo.

                                                                    Leftover potroast with butter on oatmeal bread. ( My dad and I would have these for late night snacks ) Awesome!

                                                                    As for your list.....I agree with everyone of them. I mean seriously, who eats slugs?

                                                                    1. I'm about to make a sandwich of pesto and grated Parmesan on French bread.

                                                                      Then there's crisp bacon, grilled onions, sliced cheddar and sour cream on any kind of bread, the whole thing grilled in a bit of butter.

                                                                      Kolbossi, sliced in half lengthwise and browned, on hollowed club rolls spread with olive oil and a little Dijon, and some provolone cheese, and sprinkled with dry basil, then reheated.

                                                                      French bread rubbed with cut garlic cloves, spread with a little basil herb blend in squeeze tube (produce department), layered with sharp cheddar and top-browned in the toaster oven.

                                                                      Sharp cheddar, ripe tomato slices, black pepper and garlic powder on buttered Oroweat Oatnut bread, grilled.

                                                                      Fried egg sandwiches. BLTs. French dip. A really good burger with blue cheese.

                                                                      Disliked ingredients:

                                                                      peanut butter in baked goods
                                                                      buffalo wings sauce (gives me the heebie jeebies)
                                                                      okra, although I've heard that it's edible when deep-fried
                                                                      Kool Whip
                                                                      processed cheese (with a few applications excepted)
                                                                      brown rice
                                                                      curry powder labeled as such
                                                                      seasonings with dried celery in them

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                                                                      1. re: tiquose

                                                                        You jogged my memory about a sandwich I used to make for my ex:
                                                                        French Onion Soup Sammie
                                                                        Caramelize some onions in butter, then add beef or chicken stock and red or white wine, simmer for a few minutes, then remove onions; reduce the broth mixture further adding in a bouquet of parsley, bay leaf and thyme, allowing flavors to meld.. Slice and butter baguette - broil or grill on one side, then on half of the slices, pour a healthy measure of the reduced broth mixture on the other side and cover with a layer of gruyere, return to broiler or grill to melt; top with caramelized onion and the other broiled baguette slices.

                                                                      2. Sammich: Grilled chix breast topped with melted jack cheese, smashed avocado (or guac) and a ciabatta or similar roll shmeared w/ sriracha mayo (mayo & sriracha sauce, duhh!!) Too scrummy for words. Also loves me some egg salad, or tuna and egg sal. on toasted Country White Bread or foccacia(sp?). Mmmm cream cheese and jelly, as a sammich or even better on Uneeda biscuits (do they still make these???) takes me back to sleepovers at my Nana's house in East Orange, NJ. Ditto for the day after T-day "leftover" sammiches
                                                                        Food hates: OLIVES= flavor of death..I hate em' all but LOVE olive oil..weird. Ditto for fennel(unless really caramelized), cucumbers, eggplant and okra (unless deep fried), oysters, runny egg yolks,canned frosting aka crisco, sourdough bread (and I live in the Bay Area...) licorice!!!! Blecchhh...., sardines and mackerel (just too feeshy...) Better stop while I'm behind...Adam in Oakland.

                                                                        1. Oops!!! Just read the above post and almost left off my most hated starch (and I loves me some starch...) Brown rice....just so chewy, nutty, nasty, To quote Ralphie on The Simpsons: "Tastes like Grandma..." Way too healthy tasting for this boy... Adam

                                                                          1. Crusty baguette w/ prosciutto and good butter. This is also Nancy Silverton's (La Brea Bakery) fave.

                                                                            Italian deli ham spread on squishy white bread w/ hellman's mayo = Childhood summers in PA.

                                                                            Croque Madam - ham and swiss or gruyere on good toasted bread topped off w/ a sunny side up egg - WHOA!

                                                                            I HATE:

                                                                            Lowry's seasoning salt
                                                                            tuna in a can
                                                                            liver (except for foie gras)
                                                                            Miracle Whip or Duke's
                                                                            cottage cheese
                                                                            bottled salad dressing
                                                                            canned green beans - UGH! Pretty much most canned veggies are gnarly
                                                                            canned fruit too
                                                                            pigs in a blanket - creepy looking and ick!

                                                                            1. Sammich list:
                                                                              1. Toasted bagel, real turkey, cream cheese, fresh cracked black pepper. Summer tomato.

                                                                              2. Yesterday's grilled fish, real mayo, avocado, red onion, summer tomato, french bread.

                                                                              3. Real roast beef (shaved,) real mayo, swiss cheese, summer tomato, any bread.

                                                                              4. Chicken salad of chicken meat (white and dark) apples, lil bit of celery (just a little,)
                                                                              walnuts, dill, and real mayo. Any bread, but soft sourdough would be the first choice if avail.

                                                                              5. Toasted pumpernickel, summer tomato, real mayo.

                                                                              6. Chicago Italian beef sammich with way too hot giardiniera from TORE'S!

                                                                              7. Italian sub on super chewy/crusty pane italiano. with shaved super thin: Capicola, mortadella, prosciutto, and provolone. Topped with sliced tomato, finely shredded lettuce, and a dressing of evoo, salt, pepper, garlic, and a light touch of reg white wine vinegar. Keep the balsamic. put it on yours, not mine!

                                                                              Least favorite:
                                                                              1.Roasted red peppers. Just stupid.

                                                                              2. Miracle whip is just an evil, evil substance. Who puts sugar on a sandwich? Who puts sugar in potato salad? Talk about a reason why this country has such an alarming obesity rate. I love how they market it: "1/3 less fat!" Ever notice how the less fat or fat free items always are just dripping with sugar? Miracle Whip should be part of the dessert aisle. It's just sugary nastiness. Who USES this stuff? YUCK!

                                                                              3. Those processed lunch meats that some deli counters sell, and the cheap sandwich places use. I'm sorry, but anybody who eats that foamy, rectangle, or oval shaped pressed, yellow garbage and thinks it is turkey should be made to wear a dunce cap.
                                                                              I have had turkey before. There is no part of a turkey that slices into a perfect rectangle. Who are the people that BUY this stuff, and do they actually think turkey is a pressed foamy substance? Since when is turkey breast "formed?" EWWWWWW!

                                                                              1. Sandwiches:
                                                                                Peanut Butter and Jelly - classic comfort food but it has to be all natural peanut butter and black cherry jam.
                                                                                Peanut Butter and Banana on honey wheat - drizzled with winter honey.
                                                                                Post - Turkey Day Deliciousness - Challah or Hawaiian Bread with Carved Turkey, Mashed Potato (made with chicken broth), Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread Stuffing - all open faced and drenched with homemade gravy. That moisture maker sounds familiar, but I haven't tried it yet and must do so now!
                                                                                Corned Beef or Pastrami on Rye Bread

                                                                                Least favored foods:
                                                                                Olives of any variety
                                                                                Cheeses - I'm lactose-intolerant so I never developed that part of my palate
                                                                                Anything creamy - see above
                                                                                Fake fruit flavoring
                                                                                Broccoli and Cauliflower

                                                                                1. MMMM sandwiches...I have one in my bag right now for lunch and am excited to eat it...

                                                                                  generally, for sandwiches, I like whole wheat or multi grain type toasted. better yet are the kinds with raisins baked into them, so you get an occasional sweetness when you're eating.

                                                                                  Right now, I really like putting rocket (or arugala), tomatos, turkey and a bit of mayo. Rocket really brings great flavors. I like roast beef or turkey for the meat and if I have avocado, I'll put some of that in it too.

                                                                                  Last summer, I would always get turkey or roast beef, spinach, craisins, some dijon mustard and a secret sauce weapon - brianna's poppy seed dressing. I put some of that int he sandwich and it is SO good! Salad dressing goes great, I find. Especially creamy ones.

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                                                                                  1. re: relativeways1

                                                                                    -fluffernutter - pb and marshmallow fluff on white bread :) mmm.

                                                                                    -cream cheese and grape jelly on white bread.

                                                                                    -a really good reuben with homemade thousand island with lots of relish and grey poupon for dipping

                                                                                    my least fave ingredient ... fat free kraft singles (whats the point, it doesnt taste like anything!). processed cheese product? gross.

                                                                                  2. Tuna melt with relish, onions, pepper, salt and a little Frank's Hot Sauce if you have it.

                                                                                    Stuffing sandwich with stuffing, spinach, red onions, Gouda, and cranberry mustard

                                                                                    PB & J with straberry jam, crunch peanut butter on whole wheat bread.

                                                                                    Grilled cheese and tomato on twelve grain bread.

                                                                                    Falafel sandwich, with all of the great stuff they put in there

                                                                                    Least favorite items: Hellman's Mayo (or any kind really), and sprouts. (Taste like dirt to me)

                                                                                    Oh and when I was a kid, I used to eat ketchup, relish and mayo sandwiches. I don't know how I did it.

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                                                                                    1. re: adventuresinbaking

                                                                                      wonder how many of us have a jar of cranberry mustard?
                                                                                      I do, got it from Ocean Spray Manufacturing Plant in Las Vegas Nevada.
                                                                                      It is delicious.

                                                                                      1. re: adventuresinbaking

                                                                                        Love grilled cheese w/tomato. Add some honey for a nice twist

                                                                                      2. I love roast veggie sandwiches, made with room temperature roast vegetables, a teensy bit of vinegar and melted cheese on top.

                                                                                        My favorite grilled cheese involves sauteeing some mushrooms and onions in olive oil, then layering them with cheddar on good bread and frying in the leftover oil.

                                                                                        I make a veggie sandwich with cukes, sprouts, whatever else is in the house that is good raw and sliced, spread with labneh and drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil.

                                                                                        The best sandwich I ever made: alfalfa sprouts, cucumbers, sweet pickles, cheddar, hot mustard and marmite, heated under the broiler until the cheese was bubbly.

                                                                                        Least favorite ingredients: Miracle Whip (yuck!), margarine (actually, Earth Balance isn't bad, the rest are plasticy and oily), canned green beans, canned peas, raw tomatoes.

                                                                                        1. I enjoy a good BLT, or turkey club with swiss cheese. Other favorites, are medium rare roast beef, provolone, salami, capicola, ham, hellmans mayo, typically no lettuce or toamato, or onion on my sandwiches, just meat and cheese.

                                                                                          my list:

                                                                                          miracle whip
                                                                                          turkey bacon
                                                                                          anything vegetarian
                                                                                          liquid smoke
                                                                                          anything fat free, diet, or lite