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Squishing potato chips in your sandwich...anyone else do this?

OMG...this is so dang good and with vine ripe tomatoes and gobbs of mayo with a big handful of those kettle chips squished together..sublime!
Your fave's?

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  1. I read this in a book called "White Trash Cooking."

    1. Keep the vine ripened tomato, swap the mayo for sharp cheddar...MMM! Good stuff!

      1. I remember the day in second grade when I thought about putting my side of chips into my sandwich. Salt and vinegar chips in a tuna melt have been a guilty pleasure ever since.

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        1. re: JungMann

          Oh, I like them crushed cold on an excellent cold tuna salad sandwich - or if I can get really, really good bologna, with sharp mustard and ruffled chips.

          1. re: mamachef

            I will second chips on a tuna salad sandwich. I would take them to school back in the 50's. The chips had to be seperate until ready to eat or they would get soggy.

          2. re: JungMann

            I love tuna melts with salt and vinegar chips!!! I ate this everyday for months about 20 years ago!!Thanks for the reminder!

          3. Wow! I used to do that when I was a kid. Even worse, I would smush potato chips into chocolate ice cream. Only chocolate--no other flavor ice cream. funny

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            1. re: jarona

              I think I would like that. I don't have much use for chocolate ice cream, as it's not chocolate-y enough for me. But that particular crunch and salt might be just what would make it edible. Plain chips only, though.

              1. re: Jay F

                Oh. Absolutely plain chips. No flavored ones will do--it would take away from the chocolate and salt. Wise potato Chips. Wise.

                1. re: jarona

                  AMEN ON THE WISE CHIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    1. re: laliz

                      Haven't eaten them in years, used to love them!

                      1. re: monavano

                        I'm in the Boston area and my favorite chips now are Utz chips. Really tasty!

                2. re: Jay F

                  Ben and Jerry's has an Ice cream with potato chips in it. It is called Late Night Snack.

                  1. re: PotatoHouse

                    How do they keep the potato chips from getting soggy? For me, that would be a real turn-off!

                    1. re: Caroline1

                      They are chocolate covered balls and they are soggy city

                      1. re: suzigirl

                        Shame on Ben... AND Jerry! Soggy is a sin!

              2. I put chips on every sandwich I eat and have since I was a small child. I prefer potato chips, but if I don't have them fritos or tortilla chips work.

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                1. re: agoodbite

                  ditto. if i have chips while having a sandwich (the twain does not always meet) - any kind of sandwich, any kind of chips - the chips go in the sandwich. and like the others, been doing it since i was a kid - aka, forever.

                2. I think Bobby Flay "crunchifies" his burgers in this fashion at Bobby's Burger Palace. I hear they're very good.

                  1. I remember taking a pb sandwich and bag of chips to school, assembly at the last minute is key. If you put those chips on in the morning they will just be soggy by lunchtime. Haven't done that in over 25 years!

                    1. Loving all your squishy stories!

                      1. Potato chips on a pulled pork sandwich. Better with a "slider" sized sandwich to manage/mitigate the inevitability of soggification during eating. Oof, so good.

                        1. Potato chips *always* go on a burger. As well as more alongside. :-) And sometimes potato chips on a tuna fish sandwich.

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                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            Top sandwich honors go to tuna fish, mayo, sweet pickle relish, and Ruffles potato chips on toasted Dutch crunch bread. One of my many guilty pleasures!

                            1. re: foodseek

                              OK - what is this "Dutch crunch bread" of which you speak? Sounds like something I'd love!

                              1. re: LindaWhit

                                Guess the name "Dutch crunch" is regional-I live in San Francisco-but also called Tiger Bread elsewhere. It really is a great bread for sandwiches. I hope the links work.


                                1. re: foodseek

                                  Sounds heavenly - I'd not heard of Tiger bread before - thanks, foodseek!

                              2. re: foodseek

                                Foodseek. You just caused today's Google search for Dutch Crunch Bread. Now I'm going to have to make it. I like sliced dill pickles on top of my Munchos (ONLY MUNCHOS!) so I guess they would be good on a sandwich. This post is fun.

                            2. I occasionally put them on a sandwich...but I really love them in soup!

                              1. It'll sound weird but you should totally try sour cream and chive chips on top of brownies. You can thank me later.

                                1. I ADORE chips on my sandwhiches, tuna MUST have chips preferably Fritos corn chips

                                  1. Call me white trash, Tater chips on tuna fish.

                                    1. I love to put crushed chips on a pulled pork sandwich, it is quite good.

                                      1. Secret sandwich? Bologna and those cheese slices with mayo and potato chips on squishy white bread. So taaaasssstttyyyy!!!

                                        I don't keep white bread or bologna in the house for that reason.

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                                          1. re: al b. darned

                                            + 2 !!!!!!!!!!
                                            Had that for lunch today :)
                                            The fisrt time in years..........had forgotten how much I love this sandwich.

                                          2. re: Dee S

                                            This was my fav sandwich 40 yrs ago and I eat it from time to time. I think I will hit the deli for some bologna this weekend. Unfortunately we don't get Wonder Bread down here, so I will have to forgo the wonderful "sqiushy" part that Wonder Bread provides There is nothing like that bread if you just want a white bread sandwich. My sis travels alot and uses my house as a home base sometimes. I cannot tell you how excited I get when she arrives with homemade scrapple and Wonder Bread !

                                          3. I'll swim in the tuna-fish school. With ripple chips.

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                                            1. re: SherBel

                                              Did not see your post earlier-must compliment your good taste!

                                              1. I have to have potato chips on my tuna sandwiches- the crunchier the better. Also, sometimes I like to make a chicken sandwich with avocado, tomato and mayo, then add tortilla chips or fritos.

                                                1. I do this. It gives saltiness and crunch. Usually when someone brings home sandwiches from Jason's Deli or Schlotzky's, I find them a bit bland so I add some hot sauce and chips. Just makes the sandwich yummier.

                                                  1. I started doing that when I was about 8, still do on occasion and depending on the sandwich. after years of suffering the rolled-eyes of friends and family, I was vindicated when Michel Richard at his DC restaurant Central put house-made potato tuiles on his $17+ burgers.

                                                    for me they need to be adjacent to mayo.

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                                                    1. re: hill food

                                                      'for me they need to be adjacent to mayo'
                                                      Big heaping pile of mayo!
                                                      ; )

                                                    2. I've always been a huge fan of chips on the tuna salad sandwich. I had a roommate in college who put butter braid pretzels on everything...we called them "Lincoln log" sandwiches, as he would strategically lay them out like he was building a cabin.

                                                      A friend of mine has two boys who love "Chippy dippies"...potato chips dipped in Superman ice cream.

                                                      1. UK Bacon Frazzles on a buttered roll with thin sliced gammon. Fabulous.

                                                        1. Pringles or cheetos (preferably crunch) on peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich on white bread. Pringles or regular chips on cheap bologna with cheat yellow mustard on squishy cheap white bread.

                                                          1. Fritos on ham and cheese sandwiches. Haven't done it in a long time, though... now I've got a craving! I liked the thickness and saltiness of the Fritos. Never tried potato chips, though.

                                                            1. I LOVE Chips in my sandwiches!!

                                                              1. Absolutely. The squishing-of-the-sandwich part is crucial!

                                                                1. Oh, yeah. Crunchy Cheetos inside a Subway veggie delight.

                                                                  1. when i was a kid, my favorite was Fritos or Doritos (original flavor) in my tuna sandwich. yum!

                                                                    1. I still put chips on my sandwiches. It really brings me back to being a kid. I love the potato chips on ham and cheese sandwiches and hoagies.

                                                                        1. Takes me back to olden days...my brother used to eat cracker sandwiches. White bread and butter. Crackers. Ketchup. Didn't appeal to me then, doesn't know, but there must be something in the crunch.

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                                                                          1. re: painperdu

                                                                            Every fall, I'd drive out to the Amish area of PA to visit my college roomate. One of his staples was Lebanon bologna (thin), yellow mustard, and local potato chips on potato bread. It was actually pretty good. All the ingredients are available in central NJ. We have acess to 'Setzer's Lebanon ' (sweet) and the bread is all over the area. That was long ago, but the chips may have been made by Hanover. Damn, I can taste it now!!!

                                                                            1. re: painperdu

                                                                              the crunch (and salt) is the whole point.

                                                                            2. okay, i just *had* to Google "potato chips on sandwiches" to see what would come up :)


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                                                                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                About 1,420,000 results (0.13 seconds)


                                                                                1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                  I have a memory of being about 7 years old and my mom made a sandwich for some family get together. I think that it was chicken salad on white bread cut in halves or quarters and then coated in some sort of crushed potato chip breading and then fried. At the time I hated sandwiches but I still remember how good this was. I think that she got the recipe from the local paper. It was the only time she ever made it. Sometimes I think that it was a dream. I will have to check out the 1,420,000 Google results to see if I can find this long lost recipe.

                                                                              2. How about a plain potato chip sandwich? White bread, butter, & potato chips. That's it. Loved it as a kid, haven't had it for years. I'm thinking it's time to try it again! Maybe I'll let my kids in on it too :)

                                                                                1. Hahaha! When I was a kid I used to eat Ketchup chips in between two slices of white bread. That's it, that's all. I loved it SO much!! Then I got older and started experimenting with it a little bit more.. and the best chip sandwich I ever ate was a tuna and spicy nacho dorito chip sandwich! It's good with cool ranch doritos too!! lol

                                                                                  1. Loved this post Beach Chick, 'cause I thought I was the only one who did this! A tuna sandwich w/o chips on it just isn't a tuna sandwich! Is it the "crunch" we like or the salt, or both? I also just discovered how good those Frenches Fried Onions are on a sandwich!!!!!!

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                                                                                    1. re: Gmaine

                                                                                      There were a couple semesters in college when my only lunch choice was the food service brown bag lunch. Crushing the Lays potato chips on my bologna sandwich on squishy white bread with yellow mustard was the only thing that got me through those lunches.

                                                                                      1. re: cycloneillini

                                                                                        cycloneillini, You’ve just described the favorite sandwich of my long ago childhood!

                                                                                      2. re: Gmaine

                                                                                        Gotta try the tuna sandwich with chips...
                                                                                        ; )

                                                                                      3. I just made some frittata with pancetta, squash, sundried tomatoes, and shallot. I made a samy with it and added in some ruffled salted and peppered kettle chips. OH MY, YUMMM

                                                                                        1. I, too, have been putting potato chips on sandwiches since I was a kid. Always loved it and still do!

                                                                                          1. My go to lunch in junior high (1960s) was a hot dog with crushed barbecue potato chips all held together with mayo.

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                                                                                                1. re: magiesmom

                                                                                                  i used to love them straight from the bag, but adding them to egg salad always elevated the sandwich to something special!

                                                                                                  i haven't had a sandwich of any kind in years (seriously), but this thread now has me craving egg salad with BBQ chips and tuna with Fritos.

                                                                                              1. re: dratlover

                                                                                                This dang thread had me rummaging in the kitchen last night, and I ended up with some bread from a local Vietnamese place, headcheese, mayo, cilantro, jalapeno...and BBQ chips. A Hefty amount. It was a weird chip banh mi. And it was delicious.

                                                                                                  1. I haven't had one for awhile, but one of my comfort food sandwiches for years was Kraft Deluxe american cheese, yellow mustard and either tortilla chips or potato chips on any good sandwich bread.
                                                                                                    I don't have any american cheese, but I do have mild cheddar and all the other stuff. Ok, now I know what lunch tomorrow will be.

                                                                                                    1. Barbecue Zapp's with tuna salad. Crunchy Cheetos with peanut butter. Favorite: little fritos with pimento cheese. Usually on whole wheat, unless I break down and get Pepperidge Farm white bread. These are all treats, not for real life!

                                                                                                      1. I think there are two special "foods" that God has specifically blessed: Beer and potato chips.

                                                                                                        Whatever any of us chooses to do with either is simply A-OKAY.

                                                                                                        1. Jarred pimento cheese sandwich on white bread with Lay's potato chips. Better, yet (but not a sandwich) - chocolate ice cream scooped up with Ruffles...

                                                                                                          1. I love to add original sun chips to a turkey or chicken sandwich. It's especially AMAZING when you take a bagel and add turkey lunch meat, cream cheese, and sun chips. *blissful expression*

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                                                                                                            1. re: tammycarreras

                                                                                                              sun chips squished on turkey sandwich with extra mayo and cheese...sublime!

                                                                                                            2. As a child I took the responsibility of using the charcoal grill for my family. One day, for no apparent reason, I decided to put a potato chip on the grill as I waited for the meat to finish. It soon became a secret passion of mine, grilled potato chips.

                                                                                                              I also had an odd obsession with salted raw potatoes from a young age.

                                                                                                              I haven't tried either in over 20 years but I will soon.

                                                                                                              1. I am guilty as charged....pulled bbqed pork sandwiches with smokey brandy bacon bbq sauce....cheddar cheese potato chips, little bit of lettuce and onion...little bit of corn salsa with pickled hot peppers, and....my own little special secrete......toasted....thats right toasted with real butter....onion rolls...or sandwich rolls....with a little extra crumbled bacon on top....almish potato salad on the side...deviled pickled eggs...and a nice cold beer....guiness is good, however my favorite is summer ale by samuel adams...that flavor of the sandwich with the tang of the potato salad and the nice hoppy yet fruity flavor of the beer goes nicely, where as guiness lends it's self wonderfully to the bbq sauce with a bitter flavor. Maybe a slice of pepper jack on the sandwich and some pimento stuffed olives in the salad...or if your a fan of garlic...I buy the jar the spanished olive stuffed with a whole clove...mince it fine can sprinkle a little garlic and olive on the sandwich and the salad!

                                                                                                                1. I don't if this has been mentioned yet but has anyone seen this recipe?

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                                                                                                                  1. re: chonkiz

                                                                                                                    Well if it's good enough for Thomas Keller . . . I wonder what kind of chips he uses?

                                                                                                                    1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                      Michel Richard's crew at Central in DC makes potato tuiles in house for their $17 burgers

                                                                                                                      1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                        More proof that Thomas Keller is a genius.

                                                                                                                        1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                          it says what chips - " and a couple Lay's for texture."


                                                                                                                          I've always liked ham, cheese and chips, and burgers with chips...great

                                                                                                                      2. No on the chips, but my kids can't eat a burger without putting their french fries in there.

                                                                                                                        1. i agree...Cubans put shoestring potatoes in their steak sandwiches. I don't buy potato chips but if they were in front of me and I was working on a sandwich I would totally hook them up

                                                                                                                          1. YES! Try it with Tuna Salad, ripe tomatoes, pickle slices (optional) mayo
                                                                                                                            and sneak those chips right in the middle!! Ahhhh!

                                                                                                                            1. Learned to do this while living in England. Also good, not too crushed, in tomato soup. Oh, and frittata too!

                                                                                                                              1. Haven't read all the responses, but YES to potato chips and even to Fritos. It's been years, though, so definitely overdue. That crunch, along with a squish of mayo and a bit of dribbled tomato, is what summer is all about!

                                                                                                                                1. Those Kettle Jalapeno chips are so frigging good squished with a tomato sandwich with gobbs and gobbs of mayo..
                                                                                                                                  ; )

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                    I was just thinking how good some bread, mayo, and chips would be. I guess I could add in a tomato so I get a little nutrition in there.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                      yeah those Jalapeno chips do taste really good in a sandwich-I've done that a few times myself...

                                                                                                                                    2. All the time. I also do it with Fritos.

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: Phurstluv

                                                                                                                                        oh geeez, husband would love the fritos idea.
                                                                                                                                        he's a frito's freak :)

                                                                                                                                      2. Omigod, I'm sorry to judge and be against the consensus here but... EWWWWWWW!

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                                                                                                                                        1. re: looosia

                                                                                                                                          have you tried it looosia? it could be cross-referenced under the Guilty Pleasure thread. there was another one about putting McD's french fries or hash browns (now that requires timing and dedication) into their filet o' fish. same concept and I tried it. awesome.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                            You can't be judging unless you've tried it and trust me, it's one of the best things going...
                                                                                                                                            The Filet o' Fish with fries or hash browns squished together is a thing of love too..

                                                                                                                                            Get off that 'EWWWWWWWWWWWW' horse and saddle up and a least give it try!
                                                                                                                                            ; )

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                              Oh geez, people also put McDonald's fries or has browns into their filet o'fish??? Wow, this is another world to me and it makes me scared. :P

                                                                                                                                              I guess I'm simple and sheltered on these things. My guilty pleasures are things like freshly baked bread and cookies, but the thought of chips being smushed between bread and other sandwich fillings honestly make my small eyes become big and round with digestive anxiety. I had no idea about this, none at all....

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: looosia

                                                                                                                                                    Start off small with putting potato chips on your burger (they're seriously great that way!), and then move on up the digestive anxiety ladder - it's fun! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                                                                                      is it up the ladder or more of a toboggan ride down to the trees?

                                                                                                                                                      but yes heckuva lot of fun either way.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                                        Good point - it *is* the wild toboggan ride down to the trees. Just make sure you fall off into the soft snow before the toboggan hits those trees. ;-)

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: looosia

                                                                                                                                                      Have you ever been to Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh where they put french fries in all the sandwiches? It's the norm there. Not the same as potato chips because you don't get the crunch, but still good, nonetheless!

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: valerie

                                                                                                                                                        No, I've never been to Primanti Brothers, I'm Canadian though this weekend I just asked my friends about the chips-in-sandwich phenomenon and they all looked at me surprised for not knowing about this! It's clear that Canadians do this too and it's just me who had no idea about this guilty pleasure. Wow, I am definitely not a sheltered person but regarding this culinary experience I've been living under a rock!

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: valerie

                                                                                                                                                          Here's a great picture: http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/2011...

                                                                                                                                                          I also love to put chips on hot dogs. I put them on the bun first, and then kind of smush the hot dog on top of them.

                                                                                                                                                1. My favorite lunch as a kid was a grilled cheese sandwich with ketchup and Fritos.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Just did this yesterday!
                                                                                                                                                    DH and I were driving home from a long weekend away, and we stopped at Wawa where I got a fresh-made turkey Jr. hoagie and stuffed with with kettle chips.
                                                                                                                                                    Kettle chips were made for sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                                    1. eatin some Mortadella on sourdough with mayo and fritos as I type, crunch crunch.

                                                                                                                                                      1. 1) tuna fish salad sandwich, puts lots on tuna fish on said sandwich, smush it down, use potato chips to scrap the salad off the sides.

                                                                                                                                                        2) Sweet bologna samwich w/American Cheese on soft white bread, add chips, again smush!

                                                                                                                                                        Question: Does anyone else sing the Oscar Mayer Bologna song when spelling out BOLOGNA?LOL

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kpaumer

                                                                                                                                                          Answer: Of Couse!
                                                                                                                                                          it's the only way I remember how to spell it!

                                                                                                                                                        2. I wouldn't do this unless you paid me, unless of course you paid me dearly :)

                                                                                                                                                          1. Oh yes, potato chips on my bologna sandwich when I was a child

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: MsDiPesto

                                                                                                                                                              Ahhh........the.memories! Wonder bread, French's yellow mustard, Oscar Mayer bologna and potato chips...do good!

                                                                                                                                                            2. I made an American cheese sandwich a few days ago on wheat with mustard and tortilla chips. I offered hubby a bite, and he told me he could think of nothing he'd rather eat less. He took a bite anyway.
                                                                                                                                                              Then said - he *could* think of something he'd rather eat less.
                                                                                                                                                              He also finished the last third of the sandwich when I got full.

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                I have all of those ingredients on hand except 'American' cheese if by that you mean Kraft singles. I do have some munster. I'll have to try that ;)

                                                                                                                                                              2. Today, I had a black bean burger/avocado w, mayo/munster cheese/greens sandwich and -yes- i crushed some tortilla chips in it. It was as good as that sounds...

                                                                                                                                                                1. potato bun
                                                                                                                                                                  american cheese
                                                                                                                                                                  maybe pickles
                                                                                                                                                                  and I'm back in third grade ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: monavano

                                                                                                                                                                    mona, you've got me here with this

                                                                                                                                                                  2. Wheat toast, tuna salad, sliced tomatoes, and smushed potato chips = heaven

                                                                                                                                                                    someone wrote "I have all of those ingredients on hand except 'American' cheese if by that you mean Kraft singles."

                                                                                                                                                                    I like sliced American cheese very much and I never ever eat Kraft singles. Please do not automatically equate the two. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. My two favorites...

                                                                                                                                                                      - Tuna sandwich w/ Fritos
                                                                                                                                                                      - Deli bologna on white w/ Lays original


                                                                                                                                                                      1. the latest has been rye toast with liverwurst, slice of ham, thin slices of cuke and jalapeno, lettuce, chili garlic sauce, and Lay's bbq chips - three times this week!

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                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                                                                          maria, that's kind of Baroque, sort of a Banh Mi via Bremerhafen (I'm not criticizing)

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                                                            my post response seems to have disappeared. i certainly didn't take it as criticism! i like that my sandwich has such a fancy descriptor.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                                                                              I'd try it! maybe only once but I'd try it!

                                                                                                                                                                          2. Oh my gosh! Wayyy late but the BEST chip sandwich is cheap white bread, two pieces OM Bologna, Mayo and a huge handful of Doritos and smash the crap out of it! Ha ha ha!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Pulled pork with pineapple sauce and crushed sweet potato chips rocks!

                                                                                                                                                                              1. Oh, yeah! It's a Philadelphia thing, although we only put them on "hoagies", a.k.a. subs, grinders, po'boys. . . .

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                                                                                                                                                                                  Speak for yourself. I've never put them in a hoagie; best on a lebanon bologna on rye with mustard.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      gaffk: "best on a lebanon bologna on rye with mustard."

                                                                                                                                                                                      What is in lebanon bologna that might make a person not like it? I love salami, but the one and only time I ate lebanon bologna, I could hardly finish my sandwich. Its smell is kind of rank, to start with. What's in it that's unique to Lebanon, PA?

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                                                                                                                                                                                        To tell you the truth, I'm not sure what imparts the distinctive flavor . . . maybe the hard wood they use to smoke it? It's certainly more salami than bologna like in flavor. Maybe the fermenting?

                                                                                                                                                                                        I can understand that the smell could be off-putting to those who weren't raised on it.

                                                                                                                                                                                        But hey, we actually enjoy scrapple in these parts ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                          umm doesn't it refer to the country of Lebanon, not the PA city?

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                              okie doke, I do like the PA meat products I've had.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                Currently eating lebanon bologna on seeded rye with Utz chips crushed into the sandwich. It's tasty, but infrequent.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  OH EMM GEE, gaffk!! I got ahold of some Lebanon bologna the other day and ate it on Pumpernickel, with a schmear of garlic cream cheese w/ veg. And then I called my cardiologist, which is another story. :) Seriously, it was THAT good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    So funny mama . . . I was thinking about you and this thread the other day. That day it was genoa salami, seeded rye and a German stone ground mustard with salty Lays potato chips. So I guess every 5-6 months I crawl back to my childhood :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    On a side note--You found Lebanon on the left coast? Impressed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Google "Berkeley Bowl," and wonder no more. I swear, if I needed gnat spleens they would find a way. G-d bless the Bowl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wow, it's like a more impressive version of our Reading Terminal Market. (Except RTM, being in PA, does not sell beer or wine. In fact, beer and wine are strictly segregated and require two stops to purchase both.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                          It took me a helluva long time and a lot of that nasty near beer stuff to get Blue laws figured out. Fortunately, Wisconsin wasn't far away for those Sundays when nobody in MN sold ANY damn thing, near or not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh we got Sunday beer everywhere and wine/liquor on a limited basis at least 5 years ago :) On the bright side, Philly is just a short drive from NJ and DE.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            "beer and wine are strictly segregated"

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Quaker folk - really nice people, but also really uptight on some issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Berkeley Bowl is one of the godheads.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I think the official PseudoHindu name is Deepdishdiva.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            or just "that place over there" off College or Ashby or something. "y'know, the cool one".

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bahaw! hill food!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              You already rocked, but with these last two posts, you rock even more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'm there a few times a week. It becomes even more Tabula -Rasa like at 8 a.m., when the wholesalers, food truck people, private cooks etc. make their pilgrimages - nice and quiet, without that line of people and minus the chaos - but by going in early, I realize I miss out on things like the chance to see what kind of ice cream Wavy Gravy eats. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                          One of the most beloved posters on CH..

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. PB & J with DORITOS inside!!....also a yummy sammie is: JUST BBQ potato chips & mayo on WonderBread! Mmmmm....

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: TeriPie

                                                                                                                                                                                                I am so happy I am not alone! That happy crunch improves just about any sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: TeriPie

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like potato chips on my PB&J - has to be Wise. I can totally see Doritos tho - I used to throw a slice of cheese on my PB&J when I didn't have chips. also tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  MAN - now I need a salty/sweet/crunch sandwich! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Oh hell yeah. Any sandwich works with chips, especially peanut butter or tuna salad sandwiches

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Seriously? I've been eating potato chips in my peanut butter sandwiches since I was a kid! (Okay, I rarely eat PB sandwiches anymore - but I still love them!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. This is so funny that this post is here. I can't eat a sandwich any other way! My husband thinks I'm nuts, but he doesn't know what he is missing! I like any type of ridged potato chip. Thick, but not too thick. I love the crunch!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Good white bread + butter + plain potato chips + sliced green apple = don't hate me until you try it, but it's soooo good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. We do it on Sloppy Joes...it's great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Over the Winter vacation, I hung out with a friend who made a *shudder* grilled velveeta sandwich wish crushed bbq chips inside. It was wondrous!! Oh, and mustard on the wheat bread.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                              That sounds delicious Mama!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              BBQ chips..were they the Kettle kind?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                They were not, though I'd have liked them to be. They were good old Granny Goose regular chips. And come to think of it, they gave just enough crunchewy themselves - I have to wonder if the kettle chips wouldn't be almost TOO hard a chew, you know? Interfering with the delicacy of the, ahem, not particularly-high-quality bread, and the melty plasticky cheese? I LOVE things like this now and again. :) Don't tell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Granny Goose..that's a blast from the past..haven't seen those chips in years..loved them!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You are too cute Mama..I won't tell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mmmm....gotta LOOOVE that Velveeta in a grilled cheese!! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. I'm surprised no one has posted this: meatloaf sammich with ketchup, mayo and regular tater chips on white bread.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Also, I was reading this thread whilst eating a tuna wrap...and I really, really wish I had some chips to stick in there (I will have to try it with tuna cause everyone here seems to dig it).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: masha bousha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ABSOLUTELY on the mealoaf sandwich! Another goodie is the mealoaf with melted American cheese on top and then onto the sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I used to only put potato chips on tuna sandwiches, simply because "I LOVED TUNA SANDWICHES"...............
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  so I ate a lot of them, but we didn't usually have potato chips so when we did, even if they were crushed, they were real good on a good ole tuna sandwich

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have some lavash, tuna, mayo and jalapeno kettle chips...she shoots, she scores!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You have a FINE lunch there, Beach Chick. Will there be jalapenos to eat alongside? (mouth watering... like bad, filling-station nachos jalapenos?)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm a serrano chick kind of gal..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        oh yea, she shoots she scores, LOVE THE SOUND OF THAT sandwich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Made this last week and damn, it was so good..the lavash was a different twist on things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            yes screw pita - lavash is your money flatbread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Doritos on a plain cream cheese bagel (hangs head in shame)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I don't mind chips in a sandwich...it's the people who dip French fries in their ice cream that have me baffled...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: writingislove

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I think the chips/fries with ice cream thing is the salt/sweet factor. When I was little and we'd go for fast food, I would always take a gulp of my ice cream shake while chomping on the fries. Speaking of salt/sweet, I also make tuna salad sammies with (horrors) Miracle Whip, which is sweeter than mayo, and smush chips in that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reason I found this thread was curiosity about what chips people pair with what...never realizing there were so many people who smush them in sandwiches like me! Today I decided on sour cream and chive chips with pulled pork. OH YEAH.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Great to be amongst so many others who share my secret! I mean why eat a sandwich without potato chips?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Here I thought I was the only one who delighted in stacking and smashing potato chips on my sandwiches. I don't do it in front of anyone because of past experiences. Now, I can come out of the "kitchen closet" and proudly stack my chips, just right, then smash the sandwich together for that first wonderful crunchy bite!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BTW...It makes no difference what type of sandwich...to me they're all good. Tuna, Bologna (cut just the right thickness at the deli) and deli cut cheese, Salami and cheese....Heck I've been known to eat chips on a lowly cheese with mayo sandwich when I was out of luncheon meat.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My other favorite way of eating chips....cottage cheese as the dip. There, my secret is out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My favorite chip is always home made, with sea salt.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Toomchtodu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Toom: don't apologize unless you're insisting everyone do the same. otherwise "nobody's nailed down to nothin'"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. It's probably been almost two decades since I did this, but, as a child, I used to smash a bunch of potato chips between two pieces of squishy white supermarket bread and call it lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I had this this weekend - Wheat nut bread - sliced cold roasted chicken, mayo and a little onion - with Sour Cream & Onion Lays.....MMMMM

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: keli175

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This sounds so good...have all these ingredients..sour cream and onion Lays..yum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My kids would up the annual cold "Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich" with potato chips each holiday. Whole wheat bread, cranberry sauce, turkey slices, stuffing, gravy and potato chips (instead of cold mashed taters).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cool kids...keep me updated for the upcoming Turkey day leftovers!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      With pics please..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When their grand-dad was still with us he'd make pot chips from scratch; lots of Kosher salt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And you'll never see this professional photographer share her wares on CH. I ...just...can't...do...it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Grand Dad making pot chips from scratch...heart be still..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Totally understand...with your imaginative description, walk us through this years masterpiece.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Love the chips-in-turkey-leftover-sandwich idea HillJ....we're definitely taking this one and making it our own!! Though I must confess, much as I love WW bread, for "THE" turkey sandwich, only Wonder white will do!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ...our loss on the photos it seems.... ; - (

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, now THIS sandwich I could definitely get behind, HillJ!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: LindaWhit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Evening Breadc & LW, if you love that soft & crunchy thing at the same time it's spot on for that food pleasure! Funny, we never have enough gravy though! I find myself making up an extra batch just for leftover sandwiches...you?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Well here in Canada we have a chain of restaurants called Swiss Chalet and they serve rotisserie chicken...it's one of those places that we grew up w and you can always count on for consistency. What keeps me coming back is their "BBQ" sauce which is served on the side for dipping. It's nothing at all like a ketchup based sauce and is totally unique. So, why the heck am I telling you this? Well, for me, the perfect leftover turkey sandwich is open-faced w the Swiss Chalet BBQ sauce (now sold in supermarkets in cans or powdered) oozing over top! btw, for mr bc it's nothing but the gravy on his sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bread, if ever in Montreal, make a pilgrimage to Chalet BBQ. Their gravy is....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                words fail....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: porker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh porker, now you must know I've added that to my "must-try" list!!! It was only recently that I had my first steamie (Lester's)....yum!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Breadcrumbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Funny how you mention a "stim-eh" (phonetic french). Mrs Porker and I always try hot dogs when travelling around (Teds in Buffalo, Pappaya Dog in NY, etc). Places which locals insist is the best in the world, but we never get it - either the bun is right outta the bag, or the weiner griddled too much, or whatever. I came to assume that "the best in the world" is likely what you grew up with - making it a regional thing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Then you throw a monkey wrench in my theory!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'd be happy to hear about your Chalet experience. Not only is the gravy fantastic, but their chicken is, to me, the gold standard. They cook with maple charcoal which really flavors the bird (Swiss Chalet used to use charcoal, but switched out to gas years ago). Their fries are made from fresh (not frozen) and are very good as well. I get the 1/4 leg with fries and an extra gravy - one gravy for the chicken, another for the fries and use the bun to sop up anything left on the plate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All this talk...Think I'll stop in for lunch!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: porker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh man, and I didn't even wake up hungry this morning....until NOW!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I always make enough gravy for my Turkey Day, although I wouldn't put it on sandwiches - just the cranberry sauce for moisture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Heck yeah! So yummy! My discovery of the deliciousness of potato chips squished inside my peanut butter and jelly sandwich must have been in first grade, lol! Then came the nacho cheese Doritos squished in there! Seriously, they are both delicious and remain a guilty pleasure today! Thanks for posting this, it brought back some awesome memories!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. 2nd time I see this thread pop up and can't resist replying.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I very often work with ironworkers. Many times we think of high steel workers as knuckle dragging, ruff and gruff, uncouths. Like any slice of population, this just isn't so.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I enjoy to see what everyone is bringing to the jobsite to eat at break and lunch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          About a month ago, I'm sitting with the guys and one young man squishes potato chips on his sandwich (a first for me).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I asked him if he did this all the time - no, only with bologna sandwiches he replies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Howsabout dill pickle chips on a smoked meat sandwich?" I venture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Nope, only regular chips and only on bologna sandwiches" he says.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The same guy really liked my pig skin stew (chicharron en salsa roja), but thats another story.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Had for lunch a half sandwich on rye with avocado, mayo and jalapeno kettle chips..outfrigging standing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. All the time.. is there any other way to eat a sandwich.. I like cucumbers in my sandwich and tomatoes.. the chips combined with those two... what do they call it.. the "bliss point"... yummy...just the right crunch...I'll even put chips in a peanut butter sandwich in a pinch...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I CANNOT I mean CAN NOT have a PB&J without potato chips on it. Learned it in daycare. Salty sweet awesomeness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. It looks like McDonald's is joining the chips in a sandwich bandwagon as they test market some new menu items. Look for the Southwest Burger - a regular burger with white cheddar cheese, bbq sauce and "tortilla strips." On the burger photo the tortilla strips look like a pile of Fritos to me. Heck, I'd try it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Made ciabatta/torta Turkey and sharp cheese sandwiches with Maui chips squished for lunch on the beach in Kauai..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    outfrigging standing!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Of course it was all in the chips; being on the beach in Kauai added nothing to the experience...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: porker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And they were Maui chips in a Kauai world. .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Were they the Original Kitch'n Cooked Maui Chips? If so, how could you crush those bad girls? I'd a layered them on top whole in their full thick greesy Sea Salty goodness!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No bruddha. .know which you are talking about tho'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          These were just the pedestrianly delicous Maui Chips!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Whew!!! you had new worried there BC, crushing 'common' Maui Chips is OK. However, Kitch'n Cooked are sacred!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Those chips are da bomb..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Any place where I can get these in SD?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The only way to get'm is to hop a flight to Maui. They don't ship.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: treb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Or go for some masalada's too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. A friend mentioned a crawfish po'boy sandwich that he crushed salt and vinegar chips onto; extra tartar sauce; and that sounded pretty nifty to me. I think, though, that being such a flavor-bomb and all, I'd choose just plain 'ol fried fish w/ all the above,and save them crawdaddies for gumbo file. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Just the other day I had an evertything bagel, Lebanon bologna, cream cheese and ruffles mushed inside. Pure delight. Where has this thread been? Cannot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Peanut butter, tomato, mayo, and lots of scrunched up potato chips make a GREAT sammy...!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That's an umami bomb from heaven, C1! And an addition for the "must try" list.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Beach Chick, I just tried this. And it was the ONLY consolation of the evening, because the "Breaking Bad" finale went from bad to Mondo Sucko. The munchie eased the pain somewhat, so thank you!! xoxox

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