Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What?!-ermelon Sandwiches

Have you ever heard of a watermelon sandwich? Me neither, until the other day when I met a lady who claimed to be quite fond of them—just bread, watermelon, and a pinch of salt. That's even weirder than my mom's banana-and-mayonnaise sandwiches.

What weird sandwiches have you encountered?*

* Sandwiches seem to be one of those open-ended food formats where culinary idiosyncrasies and embellishments can really flourish.


  1. When I lived in the rural Dominican Republic, I would sometimes be served ketchup and butter sandwiches, which were considered sort of a delicacy to be brought out for special guests, as both of those condiments (especially ketchup) were not easy to come by.

  2. This isn't weird for you, but when I first encountered the French Fry Po-Boy in NOLA, I was like, "Whoa. That's crazy." Then I was like, "Whoa. That's AWESOME."

    My brother used to eat cheddar cheese and ketchup sandwiches. One time he ate bread with soy sauce because there was nothing else in the house.

  3. My friend Mark has nasal polyps so he doesn't think it's weird to eat a fishstick sandwich on banana bread.

  4. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Sounds good to me--maybe a little bacon too...

  5. Anonymous9:41 PM

    My grandmother eats pineapple and mayonnaise sandwiches. Occasionally she splurges and adds Spam.

  6. Anonymous9:51 AM

    In the depression cod liver oil was used as a food supplement for kids. Moms would squirt it in the kids mouths with eye droppers. It stank, but some kids liked it and made cod liver oil sandwiches.

  7. When we were little, my brother used to eat mustard and mayonnaise sandwiches. He told me they tasted like pizza....and they did not.

  8. Anonymous3:59 PM

    My mother ate onion sandwiches and I have a friend who thought every kid in the US grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with chicken noodle soup. And I think banana and mayo sandwiches are great!!

  9. Anonymous7:27 PM

    My sister in law eats Kale and peanut butter. My Mother in law fondly remembers butter and baloney. My husband likes honey, peanut butter and banana. And a friend eats plain ketchup sandwiches. I prefer a good cheese and pickle sandwich. (Hoffman's super sharp and sour dill on soft oatmeal or sourdough)