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Obscene Sandwich


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After four hours of Christmas shopping we finally made it home, tired and hungry. Once the kids were fed, I asked my wife a question . . .

PtE: So what should we have?

Wife: A sandwich.

PtE: What kind of sandwich?

Wife: A good one. With lots of stuff.

PtE: What kind of stuff?

Wife: You figure it out, something unusual. Something obscenely good.

PtE: You want an obscene sandwich?

Wife: Yes I do.

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Beef tenderloin and lobster tail on toasted light rye, with port & morel "mayo", and homemade bacon chips with horseradish sauce.

Peter Gamble aka "Peter the eater"

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ok that sandwich makes my eyes roll back!!! how amazing!!!

my most obscene sandwich pales to this and should not even be on the same page ..eggplant parmesan in 1/4 loaf of good crusty Italain ..prefering the left over garlic bread ..then smashed together and barely warmed

glass of nice merlot

I am making eggplant parm today

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why must there be so little me and so much sky?

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You can't ask a question like that, then grace us with those pics...I got nothing, by comparison!

My recent obscene sandwich was on crusty Italian bread, too, but it had breaded chicken, pepperoni, prosciutto, roasted peppers and asparagus, Parmesan cheese, shaved not shredded, slices of hot pickled cherry peppers, and a small mountain of mozzarella, and some enterprising souls dipped the works into some leftover marinara. It was the leftovers from like two meals, all crammed into a loaf of bread, and toasted. Overkill? Absolutely.

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Let's see. . . I recently made Mexican Tortas with the meat from leftover rack of baby back ribs, which I heated up in mole (I make large batches and keep ice cubes of it in the freezer.). Sandwich also included avocado, cilantro, jalepeno, chipotle mayo. Not a fancy obscene sandwich, but it seemed pretty over-the-top at the time. Mmm.

RD

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Heidi: Eggplant parma has big obscenity potential, especially with the bread you describe.

johnnyd: I'm back in Shad Bay after New Year's.

Octaveman: I know you're in that photo.

Lilija: breaded chicken, pepperoni, prosciutto -- together at last.

RD: I like them both.

Peter Gamble aka "Peter the eater"

I just made a cornish game hen with chestnut stuffing. . .

Would you believe a pigeon stuffed with spam? . . .

Would you believe a rat filled with cough drops?

Moe Sizlack

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Good work, Peter.

I was in Berlin for a few weeks this summer. I was on a budget and found that the most delicious cheap meal was to go to KaDeWe (their super grocery) and buy bread, charcuterie, and cheese and make my own sandwich. I can't remember what each brand of charcuterie and cheese was but I assure you it was all top-notch stuff.

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Salami and cheese sandwich

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Liverwurst and cheese sandwich. I think the cheese was an epoisses, which combined nicely with the liverwurst into a single creamy mess of heaven.

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Pate, cheese (camembert?), tongue sandwich

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I don't have pictures because I haven't made this in forever, but my favorite sandwich is ciabata and on one side, spread paté and on the other, brie. Top with prosciutto and broil. The types of brie and paté varied depending on what they had at the market.

And this? Is why I'm on Weight Watchers now. Yay. Joy.

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Cut off one end of a "demi-baguette" from the supermarket and hollow it out.

Fill with peeled boiled shrimp.

Holding the sandwich upright, carefully pour in a sauce of melted butter, a little demiglace, Worcestershire sauce, Louisiana hot sauce, and a little whiskey.

Eat promptly, with napkins in reach.

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Great thread! Our latest-greatest is simplicity at its finest. Behold our new Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Few ingredients: smoked ham hocks boiled for a couple hours, pull the meat off and let it cool. Fresh baked sourdough bread sliced about 1-inch thick. Guyere cheese. Coarse grain dijon mustard. Make a panini.

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I don't have an obscene sandwich to share, I like my sandwiches simple, I'm just kinda impressed that PtE has lobster and tenderloin just lounging about the place waiting for a chance to appear on a spontaneous sandwich. That's a well stocked fridge. :biggrin:

It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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My choice for obscene: sliced roasted turkey, stuffing/dressing, lettuce, mayo and cranberry sauce on sourdough bread.

But it's a tie with a simple sandwich: BLT in tomato season.

Ruth Dondanville aka "ruthcooks"

“Are you making a statement, or are you making dinner?” Mario Batali

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I love all these obscene sandwiches. They sound especially luscious. A lobster tail sandwich--I'll be there.

The last memorable sandwich I had was at Taylor's in St. Helena Ca. I think it's called Taylor's QuickStop if memory serves. It's the local fast food joint. :rolleyes: You queue up to a window and place your order. We had heirloom tomatoes with soft squishy fresh mozzarella on this exquisite cornmeal dusted roll that melted in your mouth spread with pretty green pesto. We got that a coupla times for lunch when we visited last summer. At the fast food joint. Be still my beating heart.

And I love the honey mustard at our local Holiday Ham deli. I could down shots of it. Horseradishy hot and disgustingly sweet--perfect. The sandwich itself kinda sucks.

I might have heard about this sandwich on egullet, but it was also obscene in a glaring, jaring way, calorie encrusted way. The photo is below the chart, scroll down to view.

We offered to make it for our cycling friend who weighs his food and counts calories like Scrooge weighs/ed his ha'pennies. He declined. :raz:

If the link dissolves, this is the list of goodies.

Food ~~~ Calories

Fried Mushrooms – 15 450

Bacon – 14 pieces 990

Onion rings – 18 1140

Ground Beef – 1/4 lb. 293

Corndogs – 2 540

Swiss Cheese – 4 slices 425

Provolone Cheese – 4 slices 397

Cheddar Cheese – 4 slices 455

Sliced Ham – 1/4 lb. 184

Sliced Turkey – 1/4 lb. 181

Pastrami – 1/4 lb. 394

Sliced Roast Beef – 1/4 lb. 200

Bratwurst – 1 510

Braunschweiger – 1/4 lb. 580

Wheat Bread – 1 lb. 1030

Lettuce – 1/2 head 25

Feta Cheese – 4 oz. 350

Italian Salad Dressing – 6 oz. 480

Oregeno – 50 grams 438

Salt & Pepper – 50 grams 0

Butter – 1/2 lb. 1600

Parmesan Cheese – 100 grams 465

Canola Oil – 154 Tbsp. 18,432

Total 29,559 calories

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154 Tbls of oil? That's 9.5 cups. How would he put that on the sandwich? If he's counting that for the stuff that was deep fried, those items already account for the fat calories AND not all of that oil made it to the sandwich. Oregano has 3 calories per gram. That should read 150 calories, not 450. I'm not going to go through each item BUT......

I'm calling shennanigans on the calorie counts. They are wrong. Huge sandwich though.

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154 Tbls of oil?  That's 9.5 cups.  How would he put that on the sandwich?  If he's counting that for the stuff that was deep fried, those items already account for the fat calories AND not all of that oil made it to the sandwich.  Oregano has 3 calories per gram.  That should read 150 calories, not 450.  I'm not going to go through each item BUT......

I'm calling shennanigans on the calorie counts. They are wrong.  Huge sandwich though.

For sure.

In the original post, you quickly get the idea he is not like cooking guru boy or anything. Chefs, cooks and fast food burger flippers worldwide, even mud pie makers have nothing to worry about. kwim

That's probably more of a list of the calories of the stuff he had to buy.

I'm thinking he did use and eat both sticks of butter omg.

I wish he woulda pushed it for 61 more calories.

If memory serves he deep fried the bacon?

(Memory might not serve though.)

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Beef on sourdough, all wood fired.

I have been stuck in the house for 4 days too many now and this not only looks obscene it is almost erotic!!!

ok it is erotic

I have to get out of here before I eat my kin :shock:

why am I always at the bottom and why is everything so high? 

why must there be so little me and so much sky?

Piglet 

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They should have restaurants that serve these kinds of sandwiches. Maybe they already exist?

Rest assured that while the back of the house might not get the tips, comfort and joy that the foh gets, they do for sure make some crazy incredible food with 'leftovers'. So while they are served in restaurants, you can't find them on any menu, probably not a lot of photos available, the less documentation the better huh. :laugh: But I know you knew that.

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