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Nov 30, 2008 10:23 AM

potato chips: apply directly to the sandwich

do you do this?
as a kid, i would put potato chips on top of the tuna fish in my sandwich.
as a kid, DH would put potato chips on top of the chopped liver in his sandwich.
bread was then pushed down gently with palm until a satisfying crackle was heard.
(this is not the only reason we got married, but it's as good as any other.)
we try not to eat chips any more, but we were wondering how many others of you are out there still doing it.

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  1. if there's mayo on the sandwich the chips NEED to be right on it and the whole thing lightly mashed. that crackle is def. part of the enjoyment.

    iceburg lettuce is a healthier alternative, but not as fun.

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    1. re: hill food

      Amen! I have kept up this tradition since I've been a kid...a long, long, long time ago! Totally agree on the iceburg trick but nothing compares to a bologna sandwich with hellmans mayo, soft bread and the crunch of the chip. Just had dinner but could go for one now!!!!

    2. I've worked at a few deli sub shops while I was in college. We got a lot of unusual request and chips was one of them one of the guys from the motorcycle shop down the way prefered nacho cheese doritos on his pepperjack and turkey sub with extra chipotle mayo.

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      1. re: Sandwich_Sister

        That sub actually sounds really good! One of my favorite lunches if I happen to be running errands in or around Watertown is a Smokestack, a sub with smoked turkey, ham and gouda, topped with chipotle mayo, from the deli counter at Russo's. And a nice layer of nacho cheese Doritos sounds like it would be really tasty in there. I'll have to try it next time out.

        1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

          hehehe good. I figured the nacho cheese spice added a bit to the sandwich and the crunchiness of the doritos.

      2. as a kid, i went through exactly one summer as a picky eater, when all i would eat were wonderbread sandwiches with potato chips and/or cheese nips in the middle. my parents would never have indulged me in this since they were (and are) health nuts, but that was the summer i spent a lot of time visiting my grandmother in california, who could refuse children younger than the age of ten nothing. (she also let me watch every rerun of <<happy days>>!)

        i should try that again sometime to see if it's still good.

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        1. re: cimui

          Yes, guilty secret of mine. Love potato chips in sandwiches. The salt. The crunch.

          1. re: cimui

            "i should try that again sometime to see if it's still good." Which, the cheese nip sandwich or the reruns of Happy Days? ; ) Adam

            1. re: adamshoe

              good question. i bet the two probably enhance each other -- so both at the same time!

          2. Totally. I know a bunch of ppl who do this. I'm partial to chips on a pb&j myself.

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            1. re: gordeaux

              Pringles chips or cheetos (the crunchy kind) on pb& j....... yum!

              1. re: gordeaux

                thank goodness i'm not the only one!!!! luv chips and PB&J!

                1. re: gordeaux

                  Right on gordeaux, been doin' that myself since I was a wee lad!

                2. Potato chips *always* go on my burgers - does that count as a "sandwich"?

                  And they're always on the top, so they don't soak up the juices from the burger, but stick to the cheese that is on top of the burger and stay put. The only time they don't go directly on the burger is if I have bacon on top as well. :-)