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Jul 22, 2008 02:10 PM

Schwartz's - what is nash?

was at the deli over the weekend and saw this on the menu as a side. forgot to ask them what this is. can anyone enlighten me?

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  1. Good question! I wonder if it's referring to a karnatzel, since I don't see karnatzels listed on the eat-in menu (the online version, anyway) and "nash" is apparently a variation on the Yiddish "nosh" - meaning a "snack" or "nibble."

    Edit: OK, according to my dad who knows of such things, "It usually refers to a karnatzel served with rye bread."

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    1. re: kpzoo

      It's a slim jim. Just served by itself. I'd rather have a slim jim at the grocery store than Schwartz's version.

      1. re: kelarry

        That would be a karnatzel, then. Exactly what kpzoo said previously.

        1. re: kelarry

          I personally think it's sacrilege to use the term"slim jim" in the same sentence as karnatzel.

          1. re: bomobob

            'Sokay, some folks will always prefer Wonder Bread to an artisan baguette. Leaves more of the good stuff for the rest of us. ;-)

            1. re: kpzoo

              "I do my grocery shopping at the gas station"

          2. re: kelarry

            And I would rather have Schwartz's smoked meat than the grocery store version.

            Schwartz's 1
            Grocery store 1

            PS: Next time you by a slim jim, why don't you check on the ingredients and get back to us.

            1. re: maisonbistro

              Had one hiding in the cupboard from our last trip to the states. Note, its a Tobasco spiced job.
              Here goes...
              beef, mechanically seperated chicken, water, corn syrup, flavoring, less than 2% of: salt, dextrose, vinegar, paprika, paprika extractives, sodium tripolyphosphate, Tobasco brand chili sauce (distilled vinegar, red pepper, salt), hodrolyzed soy, corn, and wheat proteins, lactic acid starter culture, sodium hydroxide, soduim nitrate.

              BTW, 1 stick (1 oz or 28g), 150cal, 120 fat cal (13 g fat)

              Slim Jims aside, can anyone explain the difference between karnatzel and kabonosy?

              1. re: porker


                From my experience (being polish) a Kabanos is less dry, and I am pretty sure not filled with preservatives and artificial crap. I just bought some at Mish the other day (Kabanos - not Slim Jims). A kabanos is basically a variation of Kielbasa - but in a thinner version with crispier skin and less moisture.
                The only difference I can think of with a karnatzel is that they (karnatzel) are shorter and litter thicker.

                Both very tasty. Slim Jim, not so much

                1. re: maisonbistro

                  Slim Jim blows Schwartz's Nash out of the water. Mechanically separated meats have the upper hand here.

                  1. re: kelarry

                    Karnatzel rules in Montreal, where separation is anything but mechanical.