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Jan 6, 2009 08:11 AM

What is the most unusual, but tasty, sandwich you make or have made?

I'm trying to come up with some ideas for lunch, so I would like to know what sorts of unusual but tasty sandwiches you have made in the past.

A couple of restrictions apply: I can't eat pork/ham, and I'd like to be healthy.


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  1. It wasn't that healthy when it was made for me, but it could be if you had the ingredients: Cream cheese and jelly sandwiches on toast. My mom made it for me as a child..they're still pretty good every now and then.

    1. I just made this the other day: a basic smoked salmon with cream cheese, red onion, and tomato - but - I subbed a nice crusty ciabatta bread for the usual bagel, and added a fried egg. Oh, and some chives in the cream cheese. Damn, that was good.

      1. I haven't done this in 20 years, but I used to love scrambled eggs sandwiches on toast with mayo and letttuce.

        1. Toast up some nice rye bread. Smear some avocado on it, add thinly sliced roasted zucchini and eggplant coins. Panfry up a small piece of chicken breast, tossed in cayenne, oregano, and black pepper. When it's done, slice it thinly, and add it on top of your veggies. Top with another slice of toasted rye with avocado.

          So... good. And kosher. Pig not a problem!

          1. Toast a real bagel. (real bagels are not sold in your grocer's refrigerated section) Use a bagel flavor that makes sense to you for a savory sandwich - maybe onion, garlic, jalapeno cheddar , sesame - you get the drift.
            After it's toasted, spread it with cream cheese, some real sliced turkey (no deli style meat jello pressed turkey product,) fresh ground pepper, a slice or two of tomato (if they are any good where you are at now in winter.)

            Cover with the other bagel side.
            Toasting isn't really needed if the bagel is fresh, but they only stay really fresh for a day no matter how well you wrap them up. Oh they stay fresh, but not REALLY fresh.

            Anyway - lowish fat, you get your starch, protein, and a really nice tang from the cream cheese and turkey together.

            3 Replies
            1. re: gordeaux

              gordeaux, i ate that *exact* bagel sandwich at least 3 times a week in my teens! always had to be a sesame bagel for me.

              reenum, you'll find tons of ideas here:


              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Lol, I ate four of them in the last week and a half - well, 6 really. If you count the two that subbed sliced venison summer sausage for the turkey. Sesame is usually my choice as well, but I had access to some really good Jalapeno Cheddar ones last week. I seriously love these.

              2. re: gordeaux

                If you don't have a toaster available (maybe at work, etc.) microwave for about 20 sec. Fantastic!