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"Huge" Lobster Roll Coming To Portland ME [Moved from New England]

"45 pounds of lobster meat, four gallons of Miracle Whip and a special blend of herbs and seasonings"..... Now I ask you: Miracle Whip????

http://www.boston.com/news/local/main...

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    1. re: irwin

      Don't forget to report back..... after you recuperate. LOL

    2. Fun article, Gio. Just three issues:
      1. "Miracle Whip???" EXACTLY. Should be four gallons of MELTED BUTTER!
      2. "The lobster roll, however, won't be buttered and lightly grilled -- which is a traditional way many Maine lobster rolls are served." Same for CT. I get that it's a logistical nightmare, but what a bummer! All lobster rolls--and hot dogs, for that matter--s/b served on buttered/grilled buns--it should be an unwritten law of some sort.
      3. "Because of its length, the roll will be baked at Nissan's Bakery in Biddeford on a conveyor-belt oven." Nice job--folks. Nissan makes cars. Nissen makes bread. Though my old beau's dad used to refer to our cars as "Nissens!" ;) I had to chuckle when I read this.

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      1. re: kattyeyes

        Actually, it is an 'unwritten law'. As citizens we must each lobby or legislators to pass it into law.

        1. re: trufflehound

          Exactly! In Vermont there a law about apple pie! An attempt must be made to serve it with cheddar cheese. :)

          1. re: Morganna

            Must be a blue law--but one I'd be on board with unlike most of the others. ;)

        2. re: kattyeyes

          This reminds me of the Worlds largest Cherry Pie they made in Charlevoix when I was a kid and they mixed the filing in a cement truck. LOL

          http://curiousroad.blogspot.com/2006/...

          1. re: Fritter

            I love the piece of pie still there--dessert for the giant lobster roll. Perfect!

        3. Miracle Whip?!!! The horror!!!

            1. From what I understand, children brought up with Miracle Whip continue the practice.
              How do you break the cycle? Sad isn't it?

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              1. re: joss2

                Why not just go ahead and put some ketchup on it, too. Or even catsup.

                1. re: joss2

                  I was able to break the cycle - we never had mayo in the house when I was growing up - always Miracle Whip. When I was dating in my early 20s, the guy would ONLY use mayo. I finally started using it when I ran out of MW....and realized what a FOOL I had been those many, many years! But then again, I wasn't buy the food for our house, Mom was - so she got what she wanted - but even she switched to mayo when she married my stepfather!

                  I cringed when I read that Miracle Whip was going on there. Blurgh.....