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What DON'T you like in a sandwich?

After reading about people's perfect sandwiches, it seemed to me that several respondees were itching to write about what they don't want on their sandwich. Here's your platform.
For me, I don't like-
Ham
Boar's Head cold cuts (just don't understand the appeal, I think they taste gross)
Croissants (ditto not understanding the appeal)
Squishy bread
Miracle Whip
Ketchup except on hamburgers or hot dogs

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  1. There's little that I find worth eating that I wouldnt be happy eating on a sandwich. I'm not too keen on fruit sandwiches, although the classic banana is OK.

    That said, looking at your list, I dont think I'd like croissant or squishy bread in a sandwich - croissant between two pieces of bread would be just too much carb.

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    1. re: Harters

      LOL! No croissantwiches? Harters, you don't know what you're missing! '-)

      Or it could be the worse than that... You may have planted an idea for the fast food Industry...? Oh, woe!!!

      1. re: Caroline1

        this one would kill harters and it is one of my faves: shrimp salad on a lightly toasted croissant.

        a toasted croissant is also delicious with the chicken salad made with curry powder, soy sauce, almonds, grapes and mayo. (oooh, can't wait for the gaggers to read that!!!!) http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/reci... -- my fave chicken salad. try it before you diss it. really.

        1. re: alkapal

          I don't particularly care for nuts and fruit in that kinda thing but the rest sounds fantastic! Do you toast your croissant under the broiler?

          1. re: c oliver

            Oh, wow, I think that nuts and fruit put chicken salad over the top!

            1. re: sandylc

              Except for pine nuts, I usually don't care for nuts and fruit in any salad.

            2. re: c oliver

              i just use a toaster oven, but using its "broil" only feature would be maybe better.

            3. re: alkapal

              Alka - I thought I would hate that, I really did. but one day I had no choice (some office thing). and while I probably would never serve it, I wouldn't turn it down (OK I'd lose the almonds and sub-in apples or dried cranberries for the grapes)

              1. re: hill food

                yes, the recipe is really flexible. the amazing thing is the curry soy mayo combo that is so savory and mysterious. the brightness of the fruit is a great contrast to that, and the nuts (and celery) just give some nice textural contrast.

                i'm wondering how moistened diced dried apricots might work in that, too.

                some recipes use pineapple chunks in there. i've seen countless variations of this online.

                1. re: alkapal

                  apricots? eww go away, there's another for my shortlist and so are you.

                  banned from sandwiches = no sprouts, no apricots, no alkapal.

                  good luck with that eternal life/resurrection thing you were gunning for.

                  1. re: hill food

                    Nothing personal alkapal, I dont want you on any of my sandwiches. Ever.

                    1. re: suzigirl

                      and I've heard she (he?) is in NO way Kosher OR Halal either...

                      organic? pfff.

                      1. re: hill food

                        I neither keep kosher or halal but human is where I have my cutoff. Even if alkapal is a "tasty morsel". :-)

                        1. re: suzigirl

                          I hope we're not upsetting alka, as I have no clear idea of location, yeah sure NoVa, but that can mean so many things and where do you draw the line? Dulles? Fredericksburg? Staunton? ehh I'm not even around there these days and anyway we both said "alkas are off my list" (apologies to classic Warner Brother's cartoons)

              2. re: alkapal

                I made a chicken salad with grapes and yogurt from a Nina Simonds recipe with the thought I could draw on it over a week or so. Well, as the week progressed, the chicken got fuzzier and fuzzier, a really strange sensation I attribute to the yogurt.

              3. re: Caroline1

                I think he means croissant as the filling in a sandwich not as the outside layer.

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                mayonnaise on a hot sandwich

                1. For me, it's pretty simple. I do not want raw onion in ANY form on any sandwich, be it sliced on a hamburger or diced or chopped in a chicken or tuna salad. NO RAW ONION...! Raw onions give me the heeby jeebies!

                  Oh, and no egg shell in my egg salad. Mostly basic stuff like that.

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                  1. re: Caroline1

                    Copy that Caroline1 - I pick that $hit out.

                    1. re: JerryMe

                      You can pick it out of a chicken/tuna salad or take it off a burger/sandwich all you want to but that onion flavor still remains. It permeates everything it touches. And yet so many people don't understand the aversion that some of us have to raw onion. But to each their own:-)

                      1. re: miss_belle

                        True enough, Miss Belle - On those occasions, I just chew and swallow.

                        On more than one occasion, I've found myself, to my chagrin, reaching (disgustingly) into my mouth and pulling out a string of onion, mid-chew, before I gagged on it.

                    2. re: Caroline1

                      One thing that really frosts me- on the rare occasion that I get a Sausage Egg McMuffin, when the very last bite has a piece of eggshell in it. I go into a rage (at least in my own mind)

                      1. re: EWSflash

                        I had an Egg McMuffin this past summer for the first time in maybe 15 years. I got an egg shell, and stated with some excitement, "Oh, wow, it's real egg!" My friend simply replied, "What the hell did you think it was?" I guess if the bar is set low enough, it doesn't take much to get over it.

                      2. re: Caroline1

                        C1, do you put raw onion in anything?

                        1. re: c oliver

                          Yes, but ALWAYS just before I cook it! '-)

                          It's the result of a tawdry childhood tale of abuse that was a result of my insatiable curiosity! When I was around 3 (1936), I noticed that ALL of the adults in the family lied to each other like mad, yet if I told the teensiest weensiest lie, ALL of the adults in the family were all over me! Soooo... I tried very hard to teach myself how to lie successfully. After all, logic said there had to be a trick to it! If adults could do it and no one knew they were lying, what did adults know that I didn't? Was it holding your mouth just right? Was it some sort of magic thought you held in your mind while you were lying? Was it crossing your fingers behind your back? (an old childhood trick that NEVER works!)

                          Anyway, I was threatened. If I didn't stop telling lies, my mother would wash my mouth out with soap! I didn't stop and so she did. With a bar of Ivory soap! And then she caught me in the bathtub washing my own mouth out with Ivory just so I could blow bubbles! Sooooooooo..... After that, she "washed" my mouth out with raw onions, head over toilet until I gagged. I think I was around 35 or so before I could bite into a hidden raw onion without gagging...

                          So I only put raw onions in food just prior to cooking. BUT...! If I can have a hamburger with GRILLED onions on it, I'm there! '-)

                          More than anyone ever wanted to know, right? <sigh> Be careful what you do to your kids...

                            1. re: suzigirl

                              Truth is in the mid-1930's, "Spare the rod and spoil the child" was the mantra of most middle class American homes. "Child abuse" was not in the vocabulary. Thankfully, times have changed. My mother was not a wicked woman. She just wasn't very bright when it came to figuring these things out for herself when she had me at age 19! '-)

                              1. re: Caroline1

                                I was brought up with parents who did unconventional discipline like standing in the corner with plates held in your hands straight out to your sides with a whack administered every time your arms dropped past the straight out position and the onion treatment still makes me cringe.

                                1. re: suzigirl

                                  Sadly, my parents subscribed to the same mantra, even though it was the '50s and '60s. They were both from dysfunctional midwestern families. And drunk a lot and angry a lot. But I never got punished with onion-eating, fortunately.

                                  1. re: suzigirl

                                    I think a lot of such "punishments" came as a result of GIs returning from WWII, and adopting techniques they heard about from prisoners of war. My father (active duty US Navy for 20 years, including WWII) used to make me stand in a corner with arms outstretched with pennies on the palms of my hands, then tell me how much heavier they were getting, and I'd bet smacked if my arms dragged when I was in 5th grade for refusing to memorize my multiplication tables. WHy should I? The State of California printed them on the back of every composition book we were given in school, so why should I waste my time! Thankfully, he spent five years at sea during my early childhood! The only time I ever saw him cry was when he returned from the war, hid behind a door to surprise me, but it was NO surprise! I didn't have any idea who he was. "Hello. Are you a friend of my daddy?"

                                    Bedfellows or not, there is strangeness of war... '-)

                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                      Strangeness of war or twisted is subjective. My dad never went to war, nor his father. Standing a child in the corner, arms outstretched with any weight isn't discipline, it is sick. I was subjected to nutty "discipline" as a kid but this is about food. Lets not compare our war stories. Here's to good food and no raw onions. :-)

                                      1. re: suzigirl

                                        A little cultural literacy along with our food can be a very healthy thing! '-)

                                        1. re: suzigirl

                                          I remember having to balance a text book on my head while standing in the corner of the classroom. Man, that was one tough college professor!

                                          Actually, I think I was in the second grade. The teacher didn't want us to go into dreamland while we were being punished. We could however hang onto the book with one hand.

                                          1. re: suzigirl

                                            Here's to good food food and raw onions if you want them but none if you don't (or peas if you want them and none if you don't, my dad has a rough kindergarten story about them and has never been able to fully recover). I can't believe some of the cruelty we perpetuate on our children surrounding food, and most of it is perfectly well intentioned.

                                          2. re: Caroline1

                                            Maybe. My father was a WWII veteran and I was born after his return. He sorta lacked boundaries and would have me stand in a corner for an ungodly time until I lost my sense of balance. But the serious punishment came from my mother who put red chili flakes up my nose.

                                            My mother wasn't a combatant. Just a natural born sadist. So I'm not sure how the war experience factors in.

                                            1. re: rainey

                                              Wow. The things we learn. Sadist indeed :( I hope you're alright today.

                                              1. re: rainey

                                                Another one who didn't fill out his profile page! So I don't really know if you're a he or a she or if you're from the moon! '-)

                                                But seriously, one of the things that people need to keep in mind is that ANYONE who was ALIVE in 1981 or earlier was NOT well informed about things that are "common knowledge" today. 1981 is when the World Wide Web was invented at CERN by a really nice guy named Tim Berbers Lee, and you can meet him here:
                                                http://home.web.cern.ch/about/birth-web

                                                The further back you go in time -- even a few years -- the less people knew about things like psychology, abuse, whatever. Why? Because the internet has made ALL information available to ANYONE who knows how to read and has a computer!

                                                So if you're over age 15 or so, keep in mind that your parents very likely had never heard of child abuse. When I was born in the 1930s, "Spoil the rod and spare the child" truly was the mantra of parenthood.

                                                There's a big discussion going on in "scientific circles" right now about why people are smarter now, because their "scientific evidence" shows that each successive generation is scoring higher on their SATs...! LOL LOL LOL OF COURSE THEY ARE...!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT....!!! WHEN was the last time you saw the SAT score of Shakespear, or Plato, or Einstein, for that matter? New yardsticks don't always work for the past.

                                                I truly don't believe people have changed that much. There were really smart people 4,ooo years ago, and there are really smart people today. there were really dumb people 4,000 years ago, and there are really dumb people today. The thing that IS different, is we have computers and the web and access to information that was VERY expensive, because for the last several hundred years or so, you had to be able to afford a Ph.D. to access it. Do you have ANY idea how much a freaking Ph.D. costs? Point made! '-

                                                )

                                                So.... My point is that what I and others may have suffered at the hands of our parents was often not child abuse in the true sense, but simply "the fashion of the day."

                                                I hope everyone who needs to read this does it tonight, because the mods will probably delete it. It doesn't have much to do with food directly, but then again it does because it seriously has to do with people and ALL people eat! I'll cross my fingers it stays at least for a day or two.... :-)

                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                  You have interesting points, Caroline. I might add that even books were not terribly accessible to the masses until relatively recently. Again, this doesn't mean people were stupid; actually it means that people had to be resourceful and figure things out for themselves - a skill that I hope we aren't losing!

                                                  I'll bring it back to cooking - cooking with internet access is great because EVERYONE has something to contribute and yet we can also easily refer to experts, as well. It is both creative and intellectual. The squashing of creativity in the US hasn't invaded the culinary arts!

                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                    I like a lot of your points, but--if you're over 15 your parents never heard of child abuse? I'm 35 and my parents are definitely aware of it. Hell, my stepson is 19 and both his dad and myself were steeped with stories about it in school and after school specials. There are a lot of things that were done that should not have been when we were growing up, but even spanking was already a big discussion in '78 when I was born, and my parents managed to to aware of it without the internet.

                                                    1. re: ErnieD

                                                      ErnieD - oh Grasshopper, you have so much to discover.

                                                2. re: Caroline1

                                                  Wow. Thanks for sharing that, Caroline.

                                          3. re: Caroline1

                                            Wow. Isn't it interesting that she probably didn't know she was committing child abuse :(

                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                              same here C1 - but I became a good liar. and a tight-mouthed person (ok maybe not online, just in person - does that make me a sociopath?).

                                              "I know how to be shutting up"

                                                1. re: Cachetes

                                                  heh. I got away with murder back then. (OK not literally, although I did have tentative ideas in place while I was still a juvenile that I never used - too late now)

                                                  EWS - mine were just angry and depressed as best I could tell.

                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                But did you perfect the art of lying? LOL

                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                    Caroline darlin', you can practice by saying nice things about me...:)

                                                    1. re: Veggo

                                                      LOL! Droll......! VERY droll! '-)

                                                    2. re: Caroline1

                                                      oh I have nuggets saved up for later use. but even I don't like to make people cry.

                                                      1. re: hill food

                                                        As long as you can hand us each a Kleenex, why not?

                                                        1. re: Caroline1

                                                          I was raised by a MAJOR liar - the price she has paid is that now she no longer is able to differentiate truth from lies, nor does she seem able to tell the truth at all, not even about the weather or the color of something...not at all - !! Also, few who have known her for longer than about 10 minutes believe anything she says.

                                                          This is sad; hopefully both cooking/recipes and character improve with each generation - I am trying to do my part here by being a better cook/truth-teller than my mother, and by teaching my kid to be smarter and better and a better cook than I.

                                                          There, brought it back to food. ;-)

                                                  2. re: Caroline1

                                                    LOL. The last office I worked in, it turned out that two people had grown up with the same "comfort food" sandwich that their moms would make: A slice of raw onion between two slices of individually-wrapped Kraft cheese (out of the plastic of course), contained in two slices of Wonder Bread, slathered with Miracle Whip.

                                                    After all the groans had died down, in order to prove how delicious this concoction was, they brought in the ingredients and made these sandwiches one day for lunch, for anyone brave enough to try them. I had 1/4 of one to try. It was as vile as I had imagined. I think it mostly was the Miracle Whip. Not a fan...

                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                  I dislike raw onion. Whenever I get it in my burgers, I just tell myself "You can do it. This is a test of character. Eat it, and Man up"

                                                  This is how much I dislike it.

                                                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                    Well, the strange thing for me is that I LOVE the tiny little McDonald's hamburgers that traditionally come in a Kids Meal. The ones with the tiny little cubes of "raw" onion in them with about a half teaspoon of ketchup and a quarter tsp of mustard and ONE pickle slice in the bun with the burger. That is the ONLY McDonald's burger that has those specific type of onions in that fine a dice. BUT...!!! They NEVER make me gag OR burn my tongue.... And I LOVE them!

                                                    So now I'm wondering if it isn't some sort of diced onion that has been "treated" in some way (pickled, brined, marinated, whatever) that makes them different from all other "raw onions on a burger" in the whole wide world?

                                                    Does anybody here know???? I'd sure hate to have to buy a damned McDonald's franchise to find out! (Not that I ever would under any circumstance!) '-)

                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                      I think you're right. They're brined or something to make them just a little limp and take all the assertion out of them.

                                                      When my daughter was in preschool the teacher did a lot of cooking with the kids. She always soaked onion in milk when a recipe called for raw onion.

                                                      1. re: Caroline1

                                                        < BUT...!!! They NEVER make me gag OR burn my tongue>

                                                        Now that you mentioned it. Same here. I wonder if those are really raw onions, or are they slightly blanched (cooked).

                                                        Alternatively, maybe they are diced so fine, that the heat from the burger patty cook/steam the diced onion.

                                                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                          Maybe they're reconstituted onions made from powdered onions, formed into tiny cubes under extremely high pressures, in some mega agri-industrial complex near Area 51 ...... ;-)

                                                          1. re: LotusRapper

                                                            lol! Area 51 keeps following me around! '-)

                                                            I don't believe they're rehydrated, or if they are, they're not rehydrated Tone's (dehydrated) Minced Onion, because they rehydrate to taste and smell like raw onions!

                                                            I guess I'm going to have to experiment... My guess is that they may simply be "brined," as in diced, buried in salt so they sweat off their malodorous painful taste bud attacking agents, then rinsed clean...? They're certainly not pickled in the traditional sense, because they have no extra acidic flavor such as pickled foods get from vinegar or lemon, nor are they marinated, for the same reason... hmmmmm.... "Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice.

                                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                                              Only things I eat at McD (like 3 times a year ?) are the soft ice cream cone and apple pies ..... cheap happy foods ;-)

                                                              For the most basic fast-food burgers, I like Wendy's value meal burger (w/o the cheese) which comes with real red onion, lettuce, slice of pickle, tomato and a square patty the size of a large postal stamp:

                                                              http://www.wendys.com/en-us/right-pri...

                                                              Heads & shoulders better than other major FF chains' bottom-rung burgers at the same pricepoint.

                                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                                i think its just the fact that they were frozen then thawed.

                                                                1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                  hmmmmm... I'll have to pick up a bag of frozen chopped onions and check out your hunch...? We'll see!

                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                    When preparing raw onions for Mexican food (to be served with cilantro), it's recommended to take the "bite" out of them by soaking the chopped onions in cold water for a bit.

                                                            2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                              I used to think those McDonald onions were dehydrated and then re-hydrated. However, that seems like an extra step that would not be efficient.

                                                              There must be somebody with McDonald's experience who could tell us about this.

                                                              1. re: John E.

                                                                <There must be somebody with McDonald's experience who could tell us about this.>

                                                                Don't you think these former employee may disappear if they reveal the secrets?

                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                  [Middle of the night, dog barking in distance]: "Knock, knock ...... "

                                                                2. re: John E.

                                                                  Here is what one guy has to say on the subject.

                                                                  Tom McMahon: Make Your Own McDonalds Hamburger Onions
                                                                  www.tommcmahon.net/.../make_your_o...
                                                                  Jul 6, 2004 - Make Your Own McDonalds Hamburger Onions. Another ... McDonald's little baby onions. ... It's the best time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy.

                                                                  1. re: John E.

                                                                    I think they are dehydrated and re-hydrated when the burger mixture is made. It's not an expensive, extra step when you consider the volume that McD's makes.

                                                                    And in my opinion, they (the onions on McD's burgers) still suck. I always request, on the rare occasion I get one, NO onion!

                                                                    1. re: JerryMe

                                                                      I'm not much of a McDonald's consumer these days, but I'm fairly certain not all of their onions are the tiny diced, rehydrated variety. I am quite sure they have other kinds of raw onions that go on their burgers, but I cannot be certain.

                                                                  2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                    I'm fairyly certain they are defrosted frozen, and thats how they get the mooshy tastless "charm"

                                                                  3. re: Caroline1

                                                                    When my son was a little shaver I'd pick him up at the day care that was kittycorner across the street from work and go through the Burger King drive-through right next door and get him a cheeseburger and me an iced tea. I would ask for a bite, and always tried to get the pickle in my bite. Cruel, I know, but at first he didn't like pickles, then he grew to dislike me depriving him of his pickle more, and protested loudly. Then we changed day care. :-) Not because of that, but because he got too old for the previous place, and the BK on the way home from there was really not up to par. So we didn't go there, besides, it was closer to home and more nutritious snacks.
                                                                    Oh- but what I meant to say, Caroline, was that I totally remember the kiddie McD- kind of like the White Castles, with their tiny diced onions. I think the original McD's burgers had those tiny dice onions on them- not offensively strong at all for whatever reason. Just there because ______ fill in the blank

                                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                                      i worked in mcdonalds as a teen, the onions were cut up and shipped to the stores in bags, they did need to be rehydrated in some form but they were in a little liquid to start with, most likely just water to take the bite off.

                                                                      1. re: pie22

                                                                        TaDAAAH! You guys appear to win by a landslide! But who knew it could be that simple? Still in all, I think I'll try it on a hired taster before I use my own taste buds, just in case... '-)

                                                                      2. re: Caroline1

                                                                        i love those soft small diced/minced onions, too -- so whenever i get a mcdouble for a late snack, i ask for extra pickle and onions.

                                                                        i think they must have been soaked a bit -- maybe just in cold water -- to get that "raw" bite out of them, though.

                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                          No, no, no, no! The onions I'm talking about ONLY come on the "single" hamburger that used to only option available in a Happy Meal. They're no sliced. In traditional culinary terms they're a "bronoise" of onion, very uniform in small dice. I've asked for them on McDonald's burgers other than the burger that was standard in Happy Meals for years, but I've been told in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Texas that it is not possible!

                                                                          Meantime, anybody know where I can buy dehydrated bronoise of onion?????? '-)

                                                                          1. re: Caroline1

                                                                            I know the exact tiny dice you're talking about. They're on the gross little frozen White Castle burgers, too.

                                                                            1. re: EWSflash

                                                                              But are they "oniony"? The ones at McDonald's are not, and that's what I love about them because raw onions make me gag BIG TIME! But I'll drive ten miles out of my way for a McDonald's hb with those little raw diced onions that DO NOT make me gag!

                                                                              Weird, huh?

                                                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                Caroline: Note that they are *not* raw. Rather, dried, reconstituted, grilled a little. I *think* they are the same dried onions you can get in the spice rack, McCormicks etc.

                                                                                  1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                    hmmm... The ONLY "White Castle" hamburgers I've ever had were in a box, frozen, and sold at Sam's Club. I bought one box about three years ago and did not like them. Are those frozen versions good representations of what a "White Castle" burger would taste like if there were White Castle restaurants in my area and I could buy them fresh? I don't remember onions at all, but as I said, it was at least three years ago.

                                                                                    And I'm sorry that I seem to have side-tracked your thread, because really good "sammiches" is a GREAT topic! '-)

                                                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                      C1 - the frozen White Castle is most definitely NOT a good representation unless you grew up with it and nothing else will do. if not the same onions, they are darn close. my cousin and I used to rip open the little cartons to get at the onions that slipped out of the bun like an oreo's creme filling.

                                                                                      heck 5-10 minutes out of the kitchen and they verge on disgusting. and I once loved them, yet still need an annual fix of one or 2 (clerk always looks at me weird) but I make it by a location a few times a year.

                                                                                      1. re: hill food

                                                                                        Well yeah. For all of my haute cuisine proclivities and love of fancy schmancy cooking, every once in a while I just gotta have a truly crappy Jack In The Box taco... WORST tacos on the planet, but.... "There's no accounting for taste," said Mrs. Murphy as she kissed the cow.

                                                                                1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                  LotusRapper, YOU are a genius! That's it! TRUE vintage McDonald's, with the bronoise of onion, a bit of ketchup, "a little dab will do ya" of mustard, and ONE dill pickle slice!

                                                                                  My taste buds are t-t-t-twitching...!!!!!! :-)

                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                    Are we (Chowhounders) *really* talking about (and craving) McD food ???

                                                                                    I guess we're all human ;-)

                                                                                    Like I said before, I have a weakness for Wendy's burgers.

                                                                                      1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                        LOL! Funny! Is that your personal experiment, and if so, did Newton have lunch or are things still in count-down mode waiting for mold to set in? If it's not your test, does anyone know the result? I LOVE people with quirky imaginations... '-)

                                                                                        As a further aside, I *DO* like your taste in cars! (vrooooom! vrooooom!)

                                                                                        1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                          Nope, not my own experiment. That kinda grosses me out thinking about it, doh !

                                                                                  2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                    i didn't say sliced, and i am talking about a mince finer than brunoise. that is what is on a mcdouble. i don't know about happy meal burgers.
                                                                                    ~~~~~
                                                                                    by the way, OT, mickey d's has raised the mcdouble to 1.19 -- off the dollar menu, but has added two other new types of burgers to that dollar menu.

                                                                                2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                  When I worked there 40 years ago, they were dried onions, put on the raw side of the cooking burgers, then when the burgers were flipped, they reconstituted in the grease and juice.

                                                                            2. Some delis put shredded lettuce. I hate that! But then I am not a big fan of lettuce in my sandwich but I do like water cress in certain sandwich. I also hate kaiser rolls. ..The boring deli kind. I also don't get what's so great about boars head cold cuts too. They always look very processed and gross. I am not a big fan of egg sandwich either. ..doesn't feel right.

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                                                                              1. re: Monica

                                                                                That drives me crazy. Along the same lines, diced onions as opposed to sliced. They just fall off!

                                                                              2. Croissants are great panini style, or breakfast style soaked in egg and pan fried

                                                                                I don't like --
                                                                                Too much mayonnaise, thin film is fine
                                                                                Pickles

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                                                                                1. re: youareabunny

                                                                                  Only if you like the taste, and I don't. No idea why.

                                                                                  1. I'm kinda flexible, except when it comes to Miracle Whip. Gag, Gag, Gag!!!!

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                                                                                    1. re: Uncle Bob

                                                                                      oh uncle bob, i thought we saw eye to eye all the time. LOL

                                                                                    2. Miracle whip and Mayo are the 2 that stand out to me most. I don't like Balogne or cheap white wonder bread type bread. I personally love croissants and as a result, will eat almost any sandwich that comes on them. I once saw on a restaurant menu a salmon sandwich that came on a croissant. The only thing that excited me about this was the croissant, so when I tried to order it and was told they were out of croissants and I would have to choose a different bread, I changed my order.

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                                                                                      1. re: SaraAshley

                                                                                        I'm with you on the mayo. Unless it's a very thin smear of aioli, leave the mayo off my sandwich.

                                                                                      2. Dill pickles. On or next to a sandwich.

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                                                                                        1. Amen on the Miracle Whip! Gack! Why does it even still exist? And why bother making a sandwich if it isn't on some kind of good bread?

                                                                                          Other than that, sliced raw onion is a no-no for me. Grilled onion? Oh yes! Caramelized onions? You betcha! But I only want raw onion if it's finely minced and part of a salad like tuna.

                                                                                          Pretty much anything else works with me depending on what else is in the mix.

                                                                                          1. Raw tomato.
                                                                                            Reformed, pressed together "ham" or luncheon meat ( I think it's the NZ equivalent of baloney).
                                                                                            Coronation chicken.
                                                                                            Butter or marg, if the filling already has mayo, mustard, relish enough to dress the fillings.

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                                                                                              1. re: klyeoh

                                                                                                DS is the same way - I'll offer my onion for his raw tomato and he's said that the tomato infiltrates the entire sandwich and ruins it.

                                                                                              2. re: ultimatepotato

                                                                                                Raw tomato, definitely. I don't like them AT ALL, really, but I'm working on it.

                                                                                              3. Raw tomatoes, Miracle Whip, ketchup (on anything, ew) and anything cold (lettuce, tomato, raw onion, etc.) on a hot sandwich.

                                                                                                1. Mayo or certainly Miracle Whip. Sweet pickles or relish. Cold pickles on hot sandwiches, including burgers. Although hot dogs are, strangely, fine. Don't know Boar's Head, is that a brand name?

                                                                                                  1. raw onion
                                                                                                    out of season tomatoes
                                                                                                    pickles
                                                                                                    shredded lettuce (or for that matter any "old/slimy" lettuce)
                                                                                                    well done/overcooked roast beef
                                                                                                    processed deli meats

                                                                                                    1. Miracle Whip and pickles...no use for the former.the latter should never come in contact with bread or meat before it hits my stomach

                                                                                                      1. Floppy bread. Don't ever serve me a sammich with floppy / untoasted bread.

                                                                                                        An inch of margarine or butter. Gross.

                                                                                                        Anything sweet. 't ain't dessert.

                                                                                                        1. underripe tomatoes, onion, soft lettuce like red leaf, honey mustard(eek) and over dressed no matter the sauce. I am not a fan of the drippy sandwiches. I am sure many will disagree.

                                                                                                          1. Mayo
                                                                                                            Ketchup
                                                                                                            Mustard
                                                                                                            Tomatoes
                                                                                                            White Bread

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                                                                                                            1. re: bagelman01

                                                                                                              So do you like any kind of "spread" on a sandwich?

                                                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                NO spreads..................
                                                                                                                Meat, and depending on whether hot or cold:
                                                                                                                Cold meats: Lettuce, Pickle
                                                                                                                Hot Deli meats or brisket: Cole slaw or sauerkraut

                                                                                                                Chopped Liver: toasted caraway seeded rye, with a shmear of home made chicken fat, red onion and leaf lettuce...
                                                                                                                BTW, my cholesterol is low and my BP is 114/60....not bad for a 60ish carnivore who's a tad overweight

                                                                                                            2. Pickles and Miracle Whip. Ugh.

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                                                                                                              1. re: Hobbert

                                                                                                                Bwaa, haa, haa! Pickles and MW on wonder bread used to be my sandwich of choice!

                                                                                                                1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                  add some sliced ham, and i could share your sandwich, jerryme.

                                                                                                              2. Roasted peppers - they just make the whole inside of the sandwich slide around. And I don't like the flavor.

                                                                                                                Raw onions! The gift that keeps giving.

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                                                                                                                1. re: 512window

                                                                                                                  I go along with roasted peppers but, for me, it's cause they overwhelm the other flavors. Actually I'm kinda 'over' them generally.

                                                                                                                  1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                    I was never "on" them, but really dislike them in a sandwich. I can usually pick them out of other dishes.

                                                                                                                2. miracle whip.
                                                                                                                  More than a thin smear of mayo
                                                                                                                  Mustard
                                                                                                                  Pickles

                                                                                                                  1. I don't like:
                                                                                                                    cheese on cold sandwiches
                                                                                                                    miracle whip
                                                                                                                    P&P loaf
                                                                                                                    Theres a big fad with nutella, yuck!
                                                                                                                    most cold sandwiches without a Jalepeno or yellow chile on the side.

                                                                                                                    1. No slimy vegetables, of course. No Nutella. I like most things in sandwiches, but my big gripe is when a sandwich is "out of balance." There are plenty of great combinations that just don't work if the proportions are wrong, like who wants a 1-1 or even a 2-1 EVOO and red wine vinegar salad dressing, but a 3-1 with good ingredients will work (just not too much of it).

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                                                                                                                      1. re: tim irvine

                                                                                                                        Oh gods, I really dislike Nutella, and everything else that tastes like hazelnuts. The only nut I don't like besides brazil nuts.

                                                                                                                        1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                          I mostly only taste the chocolate in the Nutella. We bought a jar a long time ago and it ended up going rancid/stale in the cupboard. We don't eat much toast with jam, peanut butter, or Nutella. However, when I made the Nutella crepes, the crowd asked for a repeat, and soon. Sunday brunch at home can be a lot of fun if the 'crowd' (you know what I mean) are not bickering and are enjoying one another's company. I long to see it more often.

                                                                                                                      2. pickles, roasted red peppers, miracle whip.

                                                                                                                        1. Avocado
                                                                                                                          Mayo
                                                                                                                          Eggs
                                                                                                                          Bean sprouts
                                                                                                                          Shredded lettuce
                                                                                                                          Olives
                                                                                                                          Green peppers
                                                                                                                          Aioli
                                                                                                                          Unripe tomatoes
                                                                                                                          Russian dressing
                                                                                                                          Brown mustard

                                                                                                                          Fun thread!

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                                                                                                                          1. re: thedryer

                                                                                                                            Funny - your top three is my top three in the "like" category.

                                                                                                                            1. re: thedryer

                                                                                                                              Dang- that sounds like a good sandwich to me!

                                                                                                                            2. iceberg lettuce in any form, globs of mayo, miracle whip, almost all "special sauces", bologna, roast beef, potato salad (thanks japan), yakisoba (again, thanks japan...), pepperjack cheese... there might be more but that's all that comes to mind...

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                                                                                                                              1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                Yakisoba sandwich?? I guess there are things that a gaijin prowling the back alleys of Chinatown misses out on....

                                                                                                                                1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                                                                                                  common and popular... a hot dog-type bun, stuffed with... yup, yakisoba! topped with benishouga and mayo. no kidding.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                    Hmmm, I may have to plan a trip to Kyoto!

                                                                                                                                    1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                      Those crazy Japanese! Pizza with mayo and Tater Tots! <sigh>

                                                                                                                                  2. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                    To me, a BLT is not a BLT without iceberg lettuce. And I slice it rather than pull off leaves.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                      i usually use butter lettuce, basil, or romaine... personal thing, iceberg really turns me off :(

                                                                                                                                      1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                        I only guy it for BLTs and I only make BLTs with great, summertime tomatoes. So I rarely buy it :)

                                                                                                                                        1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                          Basil I'm not so sure about-it's a pretty strong flavor?

                                                                                                                                          I don't necessarily dislike iceberg but I don't really use it a huge amount. much I'm with c oliver, a BLT is exclusively an in-season thing and we get good romaine and/or a few other lettuces at the same time so I just use those. I do think you want a sturdy, slightly moist crunch in your BLT lettuce and iceberg will definitely do that so I don't see a problem with it.

                                                                                                                                          I sometimes really want iceberg on a taco or something and if I do, I get it.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: ErnieD

                                                                                                                                            I like lettuce yet I get fussy, I'll go slutty or high-end, and get picky about the type and how it's torn or cut (but that's a whole different kettle of monkeys)

                                                                                                                                            1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                              oooh, great idea for a thread-- "torn or cut?"

                                                                                                                                              my response: it depends.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                  and it depends on the substance and the purpose.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                    I know, I sound like some sort of food-based psychopath "it was just ASKING to be torn, oh I was going to cut and make it easy and quick but that wasn't the rules of our game"

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                                      a vegetable profiler will be called in to investigate.

                                                                                                                                                  2. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                                    Slutty or high end- what a great way to describe lettuce fussiness! Please expand on that.

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                      it's based on whim, the other ingredients, the leaf at hand, who's watching, I really can't explain it. it may very well have to do with the weather or what shoes I have on.

                                                                                                                                                      the important point is for others to know these oddities are OK if only chlorophyll is spilled.

                                                                                                                                                  3. re: ErnieD

                                                                                                                                                    it is strong... but i do invite you to try a sandwich with gently toasted bread, tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, and bacon. classic BLT? no way. tasty? report back with your opinion.

                                                                                                                                                    FWIW, i don't judge those who eat iceberg (periodically or habitually). it's just not for me. i'm totally guilty of some weird "yucks", ie i HATE asparagus, hard-cooked eggs, ice cream, mashed potatoes, steak fries, etc.

                                                                                                                                                    but i suppose variety makes the world go round.... ^_^

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                                      I really like all that stuff you hate, but I could also completely dive into your version of a BLT. hmm a sorta Caprese with bacon in bread. I'm game!

                                                                                                                                                      it's all about the connections.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: chartreauxx

                                                                                                                                                        Well, yeah! That's a completely different sandwich that I'm totally on board with. I'm kind of a minimalist when it comes to BLTs-if I'm feeling completely crazy and out-of-control I might allow a little avocado, but other than that it's the b, the l, the t, and some mayo.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: ErnieD

                                                                                                                                                          I like my BLTs without the L. That's how i had them growing up.

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: TroyTempest

                                                                                                                                                            cold wet lettuce on hot crisp bacon? No. Just NO!

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                              But a room temp avocado on hot crisp bacon is a marriage from heaven.

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                so is a home grown vine ripened tomato still warm from the sun on hot bacon.

                                                                                                                                                                the local NJ style diners around here use cold pale tomato slices and huge chunks of ice cold iceberg lettuce and put the mayo on the side.

                                                                                                                                                                I'll take a bacon with sliced ripe tomato and a schmear of mayo on well toasted bread at home... :-)

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                  Try nonwet lettuce- you'll be glad you did. At least I was

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                    so if I put (dry) room temp lettuce on a hot sandwich, it won't get wilted and soggy?

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                      Maybe if you let it mature. Most people I know (myself included), don't stand around for a long time gazing at their BLT in wonderous stupor.

                                                                                                                                                                      It's "assemble & eat". And then it's gone.

                                                                                                                                                              2. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                Did anyone say they used wet lettuce? Not even cold as by the time the bacon is cooked, bread toasted the lettuce is probably just about room temp.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                  Dunno where you have your BLTs, but lettuce should NOT be wet or cold...!!!! Room temperature and DRY! Maybe start making them ay home???

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                    I stated the answer to that upthread 4 hours ago.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                      Gastronomos changed his post from three hours ago. The original asked me if that's how I have them at home (paraphrasing). So you and I can be confused together :)

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                            Actually my poor spelling and syntax almost made my post read as if I was asking you if you like soggy limp wilted lettuce baked into your hamburger patties. So since I never meant to ask you such jibberish, I simply asked if you're in the lettuce camp. I'm not. I don't like wilted lettuce. Sorry. I find it gross.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                              I don't like wilted lettuce either, g. But if I take a head out of the fridge when I get the other ingredients out, it's not going to be cold when it goes on the sandwich. Promise :)

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                well, c, I'll take your word for it. maybe you can make me a sandwich :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Gastronomos

                                                                                                                                                                                  Next August when the tomatoes are perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                      tomato season is just about upon us.... ;-)

                                                                                                                                                          2. Nice one, EWSflash ;-)

                                                                                                                                                            Foe me,

                                                                                                                                                            - tomato
                                                                                                                                                            - arugula
                                                                                                                                                            - relish
                                                                                                                                                            - ketchup (doesn't belong in a "sandwich" which to me excludes burgers and hot dogs)

                                                                                                                                                            1. Egg salad. Had way too much of that in my school lunches;
                                                                                                                                                              Too much bread like big fluffy rolls;
                                                                                                                                                              Peanut butter; love it on crackers or toast, but not pb&j please;
                                                                                                                                                              Sliced deli ham and most other cold cuts. Again school lunches;

                                                                                                                                                              Swiss cheese

                                                                                                                                                              1. I don't want MW even in the same KITCHEN as my sandwich! If you don't respect your own tastebuds enough to use real mayo then I don't want you touching my food.
                                                                                                                                                                Sweet pickles in any way, shape, or form (including "Bread and Butter" pickles).
                                                                                                                                                                Any hamburger made with meat/fat ratio lower than 80/20, and I would prefer a ratio of 85/15.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: PotatoHouse

                                                                                                                                                                  You and I would get along swimmingly!
                                                                                                                                                                  We could probably talk for hours about why, in a lot of parts of America (if you are from here,) so many places server "tartar sauce," as a combination of some cheap, sugar laden, mayonnaise imposter with chopped up sweet pickles. Who in the world wants sugary fish? I will never understand that one.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: gordeaux

                                                                                                                                                                    just go and try the fried catfish breakfast platter at cracker barrel, and eat the fish with the tartar sauce. that is some delicious tartar sauce. (actually i wish they sold it or someone had a clone recipe. anyone?).

                                                                                                                                                                2. Egg salad (had way to much in school lunches)
                                                                                                                                                                  Deli ham, except a good Black Forest ham occasionally;
                                                                                                                                                                  Swiss cheese;
                                                                                                                                                                  Peanut butter (love it on crackers, toast and bananas, but no pb&j please;
                                                                                                                                                                  Too much bread such as big fluffy deli rolls.

                                                                                                                                                                  The subject of ketchup in sandwiches reminds me of a girl I went to elementary school with. She had a ketchup or mustard (only) sandwich on Wonder Bread for lunch for years. So much for a nutritious lunch and she was the smartest in the class.

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: noodlepoodle

                                                                                                                                                                    When I was in the first grade in a rural school in Wisconsin, the girl next to me (second grade) regularly brought mustard and pickle sandwiches for lunch. I thought that was wonderfully exotic, and would beg my mother for them in my lunch bucket. Alas, not, and with a few more years on me, I realized what these sandwiches implied as far as family finances or knowledge of nutrition implied.

                                                                                                                                                                    For my own part, I dislike cold bread, and thick slices of bread. My mother used a Slice-a-slice, normally used to make Melba toast by slicing slices of bread vertically, to make her sandwiches. Of course, the bread needs some structure to survive this treatment.

                                                                                                                                                                  2. I don't like the sand part.

                                                                                                                                                                    Ok, I also don't like ketchup on regular sandwich. Believe it or not, I love jam and jelly, and I love peanut butter, but I am not a huge fan of "peanut butter jelly". I don't hate it, but far from loving it.

                                                                                                                                                                    I am not a raw onion fan nether.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Miracle Whip
                                                                                                                                                                      Cheap cold cuts
                                                                                                                                                                      Cheap cottony bread
                                                                                                                                                                      Process cheese product
                                                                                                                                                                      Supermarket tomatoes

                                                                                                                                                                      1. No pickle on my Chick-Fil-A. No celery in my lobster roll. No sprouts in any sandwich.

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                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                          Who the Hell would put celary on a lobster roll?

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                            Lots of DUMB restaurateurs! It's also why I despise crab cakes! blech!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                              Hate to tell you this but chunky celery IS as authentic to a Maine lobster roll as a toasted straight-sided upright bun.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: rainey

                                                                                                                                                                                I know that. But it doesn't mean I have to like it! And the same thing goes for crab cakes too!!! (ptooooey!). Terrible waste of good seafood!

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh gosh Caroline, I never met a crab cake I didn't like.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Jerseygirl111

                                                                                                                                                                                    Even here in NM, I make crab cakes from canned crab meat, but no celary. My dear wife likes celary in tuna and chicken salad, so I put it in.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                      I just checked a few decent sites, i.e., no Paula Deen, and didn't find any celery listed. Basically just crab, some seasoning and whatever it takes to hold it together. That's all I want.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: rainey

                                                                                                                                                                                  I live in downeast Maine, never happen. Southern coastal Maine is called "little Boston", a big tourist area. Anything can happen there!

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                    Hey, P! When we were on Cape Cod a few years ago, there was definitely NO celery in a lobster roll.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mainers know that celary only belongs in is a Bloody Mary,

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                        I actually did make a celery salad that Gio recommended. Liked it quite a lot but,yeah, a Bloody Mary is about the only other thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                3. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                  I think I would, if the celery was fine-diced and near the heart and not much of it, but I've never had a real lobster roll, so I can't be a judge.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Not sure why i even entered this, except I really, really want to eat my way through lobster rolls all over the eastern seaboard. I may end up hating celery on lobster rolls, but I'd have to have both kinds to form an honest opinion.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                    This CT Yankee had a cold lobster roll with celery last Sunday in FL, yawn. Gimme my lobster and warm butter on a split top bun!

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                      As I understand it, CT has it with melted butter while the rest of New England has it with mayo. We were on Cape Cod and it was always mayo...and no celery :)

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                    Smitten kitchen had a recipe for a quick pickled celery that I adapted by omitting all sugar and adding minced shallots and a bunch of black mustard seeds, and letting it sit for a while. I liked this in egg salad (the original purpose) and a lot of other protein salads, although my enthusiasm would probably drop as the price of the main ingredient increased. Still, a bit of the juice could do a lot.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: sr44

                                                                                                                                                                                      interesting -- i'll look for that recipe and use your variation.

                                                                                                                                                                                      ok, found the link: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/0...

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                      Celery, IMHO, is one of those love it/hate it things. When I make tuna fish, instead of celery, I'll add a dash of celery salt. The flavor without the crunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Butter instead of mayo...I'm looking at you AUS.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Horrid out of season tomt's
                                                                                                                                                                                      Little mayo...I want gobbs so it squishes out the sides.(best foods or dukes)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Blood soaked spotted turkey meat...flip the freak out on this.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bad stale pedestrian bread
                                                                                                                                                                                      Cheap waxy gross cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                      Limpy wilted lettuce
                                                                                                                                                                                      No croissant sandwiches!
                                                                                                                                                                                      Warm/hot meat..want cold turkey!
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sweet pickle relish

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: zeldaz51

                                                                                                                                                                                          Liver sandwich!!??!! <<Shudder>> I'll add that to my NFW, thank you very much!

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                                                                                            I love a few slices of fresh griddled liver on a fresh Kaiser Roll or seeded rye...but NO onions on it

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: zeldaz51

                                                                                                                                                                                            i was blithely reading along this thread thinking "what a bunch of picky eaters," and that i would and have eaten most all of these things at one time or another on a sandwich. then i saw "liver," and knew -- aha! -- that i hadn't even considered that one. that one will not be on any sandwich of mine -- unless it is a good chicken liver pate.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                              Actually, I'd settle for Oscar Meyer braunschweiger, but on crackers rather than a sandwich. Otherwise, I hate liver in any form other than a good liver sausage.

                                                                                                                                                                                          3. I'm going to make some of you cringe: my mother likes a sandwich of nothing but peanut butter and raw onion. ????????? Eww...

                                                                                                                                                                                            Things not allowed near my sandwiches:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Miracle whip- not a miracle!
                                                                                                                                                                                            Supermarket tomatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                            cold cuts
                                                                                                                                                                                            processed anything
                                                                                                                                                                                            sweet anything especially pickles
                                                                                                                                                                                            white bread
                                                                                                                                                                                            weird things like mac & cheese

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: PandaCat

                                                                                                                                                                                              A woman I knew way back in the 60's, who spent part of her year in Sanibel FL shell collecting (she became famous for some things she did) had a PB and raw onion sandwich every day when out "shelling"

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                                                                                                                                                                                                My high school geography teacher ate a flax bread sandwich with nothing but butter and alfalfa sprouts in it. Every single day. With it, he drank hot water from his thermos. This was every school day and he did it at his desk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                I knew only because I had geog. class at 1:00pm and I liked to arrive early to review previous material. Also the teacher was a really cool dude and I enjoyed conversing with him.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                OMG- tuna salad needs some finely-diced celery- aaaaaaaahh!
                                                                                                                                                                                                just kidding

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I can go with most anything else in my tuna salad (although I do prefer it plain)...just not that celery!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I put nothing but seasoning and mayo/mustard in tuna, egg, chicken salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Funny - I love finely diced celery and onion in my tuna or chicken salad, but not in egg salad. I also like frozen peas mixed into my chicken salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I put tiny baby peas (frozen) in tuna salad. they are very good. don't want celery or onions or relish in tuna, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. @OP, you put ketchup on burgers and dogs???? Yuckers :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yep, I sometimes do, and I make NO DAMN APOLOGIES for it. Nor should you for not liking it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                                    And you should note my "sideways, moronic, smiley face" or however it was that Sam F described it. That was a joke :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. sprouts in any context.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  and if it's a tuna/egg/ham/crab whatever salad sandwich - please don't use a hard roll. give it to me on a plate with a fork or just the bread. I don't care to spend the rest of the day with a mayo stain on my crotch. thx.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: hill food

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I hadn't even thought of sprouts until I read your post. I completely agree. No sprouts. I find them very bitter. I hate when it's not listed on a menu that the sandwich has sprouts, as if it is a standard sandwich item.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't like lettuce on a sandwich either. Within seconds of it going on the sandwich it turns wilty and gross. Mr. S corrects me when I say BLT...I guess it's a BT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Sooeygun

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Absolutely no bunny food on my sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. mayo (in anything for that matter)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      sour cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ketchup
                                                                                                                                                                                                      bananas
                                                                                                                                                                                                      bones
                                                                                                                                                                                                      candy

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                          So a buttered browned grilled cheese is out of the question? You are missing one of life's simple pleasures, my friend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nowadays V, a "simple pleasure" is simply a home cooked meal. ANY home cooked meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't like cheese except in limited circumstances (mainly pizza and cheesecake or tiramisu).

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don't enjoy butter except in baking, and even then if I can get away with either lard or shortening, I will.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Just doesn't do it for me ... I guess lunch with you in Midtown is out of the question then, eh? I was going to respond but now ... Anyway, if my cheese and butter issues don't turn you off, I'd be down for lunch next time I'm in town.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                A cold slice of french butter on a nice crusty french baguette is one of my favorite foods in the whole wide world...=)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                I do love using lard in pie crust though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                So you don't like french? I was going to suggest a nice French restaurant for the midtown lunch. hehe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I love French.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  French fries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  French vanilla.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  French toast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I could go on and on but the Germans might get jealous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Likewise the banger and masher crowd at the other end of the Chunnel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'll buy that! Actually, yesterday (today too, I think) Sprouts has a special on Kerrygold butter from Ireland, for $5.00 pound, or roughly $10.0 a kilo, so I loaded up, bought a boule of artisan bread, rushed home and cranked up the convection to reheat the boule, and we're now damned near a quarter of a pound light on BUTTER....!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    But it has to be grass fed dense "Euro" type butter, in which case a favorite Sammy of mine is dense fresh butter on dense cracked wheat bread with a stack of thin slices of medium rare standing rib roast. TO DIE FOR...!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    But it ain't kosher! '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My local gourmet store carries President and Chimay butter brands all for less than $10 a lb...so much richer and flavorful than Kerrygold in my opinion. So so good..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Luckly, I have some great french bakeries near me..and one of them, Bien Cuit was voted for having the best baguette in US. really, the combination of their bread and the cold butter is amazing..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Niblets of ice-chilled butter on warm fresh baked crusty bread is indeed amazing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The butter and beef sandwich is a much adored treat - rare but dearly loved. Plus one on that one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        COLD butter? So it just sits there on the bread? You can't spread it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No, no, no! The cold butter that just barely is spreadable, therefore stays thick in parts on the fresh crunchy cracked wheat bread, then piled with thin slices of rare roast beef from last night's standing ribs of beef left over from company dinner, then liberally doused with salt (Maldon's is my fave) and freshly ground black tellecherry pepper... FANTASTIC!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Damn! Now I'm hungry and not a slice of prime rib in the whole house... <sniff> Poor baby!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "not a slice of prime rib in the whole house... <sniff>"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Did you look under the bed? hee hee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Could this become a children's book?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Area 51 bogey-roast beef hiding in the (tv) snow... "They're here!"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "I don't like cheese except in limited circumstances (mainly pizza and cheesecake or tiramisu)."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I think many of us would not be happy to find cheese in tiramisu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: sr44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well if ya wanna kick it up a notch with your tiramisu, you can always use ...... ricotta :-O

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: sr44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think most of us would be surprised *not* to find cheese in tiramisu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mascarpone is a cheese after all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: sr44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mascarpone is a cheese and a vital ingredient in tiramisu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: sr44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I stand corrected. I don't think of mascarpone as a cheese, but it is.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: sr44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah, but if some dodo makes tiramisu with cheddar or bleu, it really does suck! '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: prima

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You win! Biggest gross-out of the day!!! '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: prima

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          velveetasu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          look out, that just might be someone's name next time you call customer service somewhere.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It could be either! I may change my CH name.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  if you need an outswelling of support for what they say they will not do, you can count me in to say 'yes, let it happen'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Miracle whip- that stuff is nasty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sweet pickle relish-i lovelovelove dill pickles exclusively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nothing fruity-no grapes, jam, or sliced pears!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No cold cuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No cheese unless its a hot sandwich and melted

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Ttrockwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                While I love melted cheese on a sandwich I also love a ham and Swiss or roast beef and Cheddar just plain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Mayo or "Miracle Whip".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Many of you are saying Miracle Whip. Are you referring to the product, or just mayonnaise in general ? Just wonderin'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gotcha. I use Hellmann's. Is that kosher ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On the Left Coast Hellmann's is Best Foods. As to kosher, that's a different board :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I won't speak for others but, IMneverHO, definitely yes :) I gotta say though that Costco's Kirkland mayo is fine as far as we can tell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BTW I never knew that about Hellmann's/Best Foods distinction in west vs. east. Ours is Hellmann's in Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kirkland mayo, never tried it (at least never bought it myself, I'm sure I've eaten it in lots of other things). Ever since that spar between Kathleen Kelly (Ryan) and Joe Fox (Hanks) in You've Got Mail about buying Costco olive oil, I've always felt guilty or embarrassed about buying Kirkland condiments and stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: c oliver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "MW isn't MAYO"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That's why I listed both of them!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was replying to LotusRapper :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mayo's fantastic. But Miracle Whip is wretched!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LotusRapper -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Go try Miracle Whip.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You will never, ever, ever, think of Miracle Whip as a "general type of mayonnaise" again. Ever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It saddens me when trying a new place, and seeing the word "mayonnaise" as an ingredient listed on a sandwich, and when the sandwich arrives, some cheap, sugary glop like Miracle Whip is on the sandwich instead of the promised mayo. Once MW is on the bread, it can't be salvaged. That sugary essence is still there unless you cut it off.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You've just never had good Miracle Whip. There's a difference.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MW with ham on squishy white bread is good for breakfast -- and it would be great if it had a runny fried egg squished in there, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (hey ipse, do ya think i freaked enough of them out with that? LOL).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  my niece who lived with me for a while always joked that i would make a sandwich out of *anything*! i've come to believe that she is right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A runny fried egg in a toasted sandwich with mayo is fantastic. I drip a bit of soy sauce onto the egg when it's still in the frypan, making sure some of it drip onto the pan and get caramelized/burnt a bit. Flavor !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: gordeaux

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  much like many call margarine "butter". no. it. is. NOT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. I have not read a single post other than yours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "Ham?" You don't want a ham sandwich?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That's almost the first sandwich on any list of sandwiches!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I wonder why they keep making Miracle Whip. No one I've ever met can stand it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Puffin3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I was telling my lunch buddies that from the first 40 or so replies to this thread, the most frequent mention was Miracle Whip. Oddly enough, all three that were there that day LOVED MW and didn't like mayo. I have not eaten with them since. (JK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      maybe in your ethnic group, certainly not in mine................

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: bagelman01

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bagel, I'll make it worse....ham and swiss on seeded rye...:)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          works for you..........
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That's why we were able to have lucnh togathe at Pepe's and you had a white Clam Apizza and I had a traditional New aven Apizza...sauce and grated Romano cheese...we both left happy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: bagelman01

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I certainly understand your point, but the OP didn't indicate that was the reason. I guess if someone said they didn't like ham, it makes sense, but if we're talking about sandwiches, and there is no religious or cultural reason involved, ham sandwiches are ubiquitous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Miracle whip. Tastes like mayo that's 'gone off'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Ketchup never, lousy bread never, fruit never, watery lettuce or tomatoes never, American cheese never, nasty low quality American style cold cuts never.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. SO why did they invent miracle whip if no one thinks of it as a miracle? I've never had miracle whip and I guess I am never going to.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tsunami's and meteor strikes are miracles too, in a similar sense...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dude, except no one goes out and pays to have a meteor. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have a 7 oz. meteorite, for which I paid...:)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    :) True, but a stationary meteorite is so different from a meteor strike. It is like comparing a dead whale to a live one. A shadow of its former self. So different, and so sad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maybe that is what Miracle Whip is for. It is not Whipped Cream, but it is the memory of the Whipped Cream, just like your 7 oz meteorite -- a memory.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    P.S.: I love butters on bread. One of my most favor dishes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I prefer my stationary meteorite to trying to catch a flying meteor in a baseball glove!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm sure it's easy to make at home. Add a half cup of sugar to a cup of mayo, then thin it with water. It's some nasty stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: KrumTx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Krum - not even mayo, instead put plain vegetable oil in the blender and hydrogenate it. then add the sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: KrumTx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    no, it also has mustard -- which makes it tarter than plain sweetened mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Monica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Way back in the last century, mayonnaise was foreign and scary, and there was a good American substitute called boiled dressing. I think that was the origin of Miracle Whip. It may have more distant antecedents, but I've never cared to find them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: sr44

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      back then real mayo without refrigeration went bad quick and was a pain to make. it was considered a 'that day treat'. I remember my grandmother talking about dumping the day's mayo fast (feeding it to the dogs? I dunno) and also taking bags of homemade potato chips to parties as a teen. there weren't no 7-11 in 1911...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Jam or jelly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Honey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Honey mustard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sweet relish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ketchup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anything vaguely related to marshmallow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nutella
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lettuce that isn't crunchy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shocked at how many don't want dill pickles on their sandwiches. I have thin dill pickle slices in a baggie for my tuna salad on toast for lunch today.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: tcamp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love frehsly made ricotta cheese with a drizzle of honey on baguette...yummm..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: tcamp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That could have been my list. tcamp and I can swap lunches anyday. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: tcamp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Blech on honey mustard in or on anything :( Shiver.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Cold beef. I like beef in hot sandwiches (Italian beef, Philly steak etc.) but there's just something about cold beef that I don't like.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. We happen to like Miracle Whip. So there:-) I bought Duke's last time because it was on sale but we don't think it's all that so when the jar gets low it will be back to MW.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: miss_belle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I like MW on bologna, also spam. Most other stuff Mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: miss_belle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miss Belle! I'm backing you up! I'm pissed when we're out of Miracle Whip and no one else in the household claims to like it - I would certainly notice when it's gone but all I find is an empty jar! ha! There's Hellman's in the frig but it tastes like slime to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PS - Belle is my granddaughter's name and I call her Miss Belle, too (off topic).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks JerryMe. We call ours Little Missy:-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. potato (or any other) chips. I know lots of hounds love 'em, but like em separate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Gosh...the hate for Miracle Whip! I have to confess to liking it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My grandfather used to put it on pork chops like some would put steak sauce. And, i have to admit, i liked it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: TroyTempest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I've also used it to "top" baked things like chicken, etc. (before baking), and it gets nicely browned and is pretty good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I grew up eating the stuff. I had a friend who's mom used mayo, and it was the longest time until I figured out why her "mayonnaise and cheese" sandwiches tasted different than mine!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. sprouts...of any kind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fruit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      chewy rolls for egg/tuna salad ('cause the filling gooshes out the sides when you bite into the sandwich)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ETA: Miracle Whip

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kcshigekawa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'm not a big sprouts fan but I think they're perfect for finishing an egg salad sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kcshigekawa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, please toast the bread/roll/whatever for tuna salad. I hate those squishy kaiser-looking things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Just say NO to Miracle Whip. I was raised on it, and now if I accidentally get a taste (as in a potato salad or something) I get the skeevies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No pickle or raw onion on a sandwich. No sweet pickles anywhere, ever. I like pickles, but not in the sandwich.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Same with cucumber slices. (except in a cucumber sandwich)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No chopped celery anywhere.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No pepperjack cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No flabby bread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No margarine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. What don't I like?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My list is short - Ketchup or honey mustard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Mayo or Miracle Whip (they are equally disliked by me)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tomato

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Blush

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm glad to find so many others who aren't fanatics over mayo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I think there more of us out there than are admitting it. I also don't want mustard on my sandwiches. Heck, I don't want mayo or mustard anywhere near anything I am going to eat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I agree! I was intrigued by pimento cheese last week and instead of buying I'm glad I made it, the yogurt version was incredible. I could only nibble the mayo version without a small twinge of feeling like I needed to puke. That said, I can tolerate a smidgen of aioli or a swipe of a fry in mayo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. After reading through this thread, I have come to the realization that there is nothing I don't like on a sandwich! I could pretty much yum everyone's yucks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Well, somebody had to say it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. When I walk into a Primo's hoagie shop in the Philly area, the first thing I say when ordering a hoagie is "with oil" so that I do not get asked "oil or mayonnaise.' It isn't that I dislike mayonnaise, it just isn't Italian. It is French, and I think French cuisine is much overrated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like pickles, but I don't find that pickles are traditional in hoagies.Other than those 2 ingredients in a specialty "panino imbottito", I like a variety of sandwich ingredients. I prefer rye bread as opposed to white bread for sandwiches other than hoagies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: ChiliDude

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just thought I'd mention that a hoagie is actually not Italian but Italian-American.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. No cucumber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NO MIRACLE WHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No sweet pickles or sweet pickle relish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ketchup is ONLY on meatloaf sandwiches, hamburgers/hotdogs. Nowhere else.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No margarine/butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No bologna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. They better not put mustard on my hamburgers or ketchup on my hot dogs, or I will make an embarrassing scene.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      And if I find alfalfa sprouts on any sandwich or salad I will probably make some unkind comment about hippie cuisine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Butter. Please don't butter the bread on my sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When I went to England for the first time, and ordered a sandwich, the bread was buttered. I found that they did it no matter how much I begged them not to. I even found they buttered the bread on a tuna salad sandwich. Butter and mayo on the same sandwich...ick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, and Miracle Whip. NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mwk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My wife does that (butter or margarine) for all her sandwiches. Her heritage is English/Scottish so whatever floats her boat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's as much a pragmatic thing as a cultural thing: The butter is intended to act as a moisture barrier so the sandwich filling doesn't turn the bread soggy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I do it for neither reason. I do it because it tastes good. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: LotusRapper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I almost always butter the bread on my sandwiches. It's the way my mother made them and I like butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. re: mwk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Every once in a great while I get a craving for a bolona and butter sandwich. It reminds me of the sandwiches we had in my middle school cafeteria and its comfort food for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love butter and peanut butter together on bread or toast. My dad always ate that and it reminds me of him. I almost never eat it though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Once of the best sandwiches ever, in my humble opinion, is prosciutto and butter on a baguette. Perfection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: lynnlato

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I think I only like butter on bread when it's just that: butter and nothing else. I has to be flavorful, spreadable, and on excellent baguette or other crusty & fluffy bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But no butter on my sammiches.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like what you described as well. Bread & butter are a perfect marriage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I once had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Silverton. she signed her new-at-the-time cookbook for me and told me that her favorite sandwich was butter and prosciutto on a baguette. I had never tried that and it seemed so simple. I tried it and was an instant convert.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: lynnlato

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have always had a cold roast beef sandwich with just butter and salt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I can't think of any other sandwich I have on buttered bread but that's 2 flavors of "cow" that just work together for my palate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: rainey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love butter and cheese together on bread - those two cow flavors work really well together too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: biondanonima

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aw, hellz yeah! Some nice dense schwarzbrot with a shmear of good butter and nice thick slice of young gouda?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Schmecksville.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You forgot the sprinkle of salt, but yeah, that's exactly what I had in mind! In fact, I still remember the first time I ever had Kaesebrot, after a hike to some castle ruins near Graz. Life-changing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: biondanonima

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not completely sure that would work for me but I do make a cocktail spread of super sharp grated cheddar kneaded together with butter and herbs. My version of California pimento cheese, I guess. It's good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: lynnlato

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I like butter and peanut butter together on bread too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: laliz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Especially with the butter melting on toast, then the PB.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ooooh, I love it both warm and cold. YUM!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I don't like:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Too much bread. There has to be a good bread to cold cuts ratio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Too much saucy stuff. I don't like the contents of the sandwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  slip-sliding all over the place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Crappy bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Old onions/lettuce/tomatoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Pickles! By themselves I love them but not on my sammich.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: lynnlato

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #5. I'm the same with pickles. Love them alone. Hate them on a sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I always butter the bread for sandwiches and if I'm feeling especially virtuous I use Brummel & Brown. Which might be even worse than MW for some of you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. mayo would be enough to make me throw up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: MRS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And so it serves a variety of useful purposes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you needed to throw up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm sorry, but I'm not sure I understand your response. I merely answered the original question, " What DON'T you like in a sandwich?". The truth is, it does make me throw up if I can see it squish about in my sandwich, or actually watch it touch any part of my food at all. Perhaps I wasn't delicate enough in my response for you, Veggo?