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Favorite Childhood Sandwich Recipes

Updated on June 21, 2015
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Carol graduated from Indian Hills C.C. with an AAS in H.I.T and an AA in Arts & Science. A Social Media Booster for Wine Diamonds Film.

My Ex-Husband's Favorite Childhood Sandwich:

That is right, I said my ex-husband's favorite childhood sandwich.

During nineteen years of my twenty years of marriage, my husband at the time, fixed me his childhood favorite sandwich. He called it, " A fried potato sandwich." This is one I had never heard of, until my adult life with him.

  • Cut potatoes in thin round slices.
  • Pour cooking oil in frying pan, enough to cover the bottom inside of the pan.
  • Fry potato slices until they have a brown crisp appearance.
  • Place a paper towel in a bowl.
  • Scoop fried potatoes out of oil and set them in the bowl. The paper towel should serve as an absorption for the extra oil.
  • Pile slices of potatoes in between two slices of bread. If you like ketchup, this is good on-top of the potato slices.

This makes a wonderful warm sandwich. Might be high in starch but taste great if you like potatoes, bread and ketchup.

There is a saying that goes something like, "Don't knock it until you've tried it."

Cast your vote for PB, Miracle Whip, Pickle, and Lettuce

Sandwiches for the "young at heart".

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Peanut Butter, Miracle Whip, Pickles, Lettuce Between Two Slices of Bread.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 340
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 47 g16%
Sugar 4 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 14 g28%
Cholesterol 5 mg2%
Sodium 555 mg23%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Miracle Whip vs. Mayonnaise

Today, December, 23, 2014, I was talking with my beautician about this sandwich; PB, Miracle Whip, Dill Pickles and lettuce. She reminded me that this sandwich is best served with Miracle Whip not Mayonnaise.

Don't forget the lettuce.

Who would have thought that these ingredients together make a great team.
Who would have thought that these ingredients together make a great team. | Source

The ingredients for an old friend's childhood sandwich that she had never outgrown.

  • 2 Slices Bread, White but if you prefer a different type, go for it.
  • 1 - 2 Pickles, Sliced in bit size circles and then layered on the peanut butter side.
  • Enough for your taste Peanut Butter, Spread over one slice of bread.
  • Do you like a lot or a little? You choose. Miracle Whip, Spread over the slice of bread that doesn't have peanut butter.
  • You choose. Lettuce, Layered on the Miracle Whip side.

Try it, you just may like it.

18% Iron, 6 % Calcium, Vitamin E 10%, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin K 25% and Vitamin C 4%
18% Iron, 6 % Calcium, Vitamin E 10%, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin K 25% and Vitamin C 4% | Source

I dare you to try this one.

Was this your childhood favorite?
Was this your childhood favorite? | Source

Looking for protein in your diet? Try this quick recipe.

You might want to drink a glass of milk with this sandwich.
You might want to drink a glass of milk with this sandwich. | Source

Not as uncommon as I thought.

  1. Spread peanut butter over both slices of bread. * If you wish, spread butter over both slices and then add peanut butter on top.
  2. Thin slices of a bananas layered on top of the peanut butter, on one slice of bread. * Best to use bananas before they turn brown, unless you prefer brown bananas.
  3. Take the slice of bread that doesn't have the bed of bananas and cover the side that does.
  4. Time to eat.

How about Banana & Peanut Butter Between 2 Slices of Bread?

B. & PB Sandwich
B. & PB Sandwich | Source

Try changing the flavor.

A friend was telling me how she likes this same sandwich with Miracle Whip added.

  1. 2 Slices of Bread (White, Wheat, or whatever type you desire.)
  2. Spread Peanut Butter over one slice of bread.
  3. Spread Miracle Whip over the other slice of bread.
  4. Slice a banana and layer them on one of the slices of bread.
  5. Close the sandwich up and enjoy your creation.

Fry it the way you like it.

Was this your childhood sandwich or just your adult sandwich?
Was this your childhood sandwich or just your adult sandwich? | Source

No lid? No Problem.

Try frying your egg using aluminum foil in place of a frying pan lid.
Try frying your egg using aluminum foil in place of a frying pan lid. | Source

Fried Egg Sandwich

I like them runny but some like them hard.
I like them runny but some like them hard. | Source

Runny is messy but well-liked by those that love an untidy sandwich.

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No dry sandwich here.
No dry sandwich here.
No dry sandwich here. | Source

Young Chef versus Old Chef

How old were you when you created your favorite sandwich? (Please, leave a message in the comment section and tell us your story.)

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I liked PB & J growing up.

I favored, not just any type of peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Mine had to be with strawberry jelly and not just a little. I needed more jelly than peanut butter. I was raised where you eat everything on your plate. This was during a time before people started cutting the crust off of a sandwich. With this in mind, and the fact that I wasn't, nor am I now, a fan of the crust, I liked to eat the crust first and leave the best, (the middle of the sandwich), for last. To this day, one could catch my ritual of eating the crust first and then the middle of a sandwich. In my opinion, the perfect middle of a sandwich must ooze out with every bite.

Old Fashion Sandwich

What is your favorite Jelly matched with peanut butter?

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Allergy or Not.....

Are you allergic to peanut butter, if so when did you find out?

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      Carol Clarke Reed 2 years ago from Remote

      Thank you, allamazingstuff, for the web site address you sent. The picture helps me understand but the writing must be in Italian language? I'm not able to translate to the American language. I know it's a chocolate bar but not sure what the inside contains?

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      Carol Clarke Reed 2 years ago from Remote

      Kathryn, I think my mom use to eat that too. This reminded me of the times we would smash saltine crackers, put them in a glass and add cold milk. This was also a nice treat.

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      Kathryn Daugherty 2 years ago

      Ours wasn't a sandwich per say. But on nights when Mom would fix liver and onions us kids would have bread milk and sugar. The milk wasn't warmed but just plain cold mild, white bread and white sugar. We thought it was a treat.

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      allamazingstuff 2 years ago

      These are the kinder bars: http://guide.supereva.it/letteratura_gastronomica/...

      I grew up in Italy so I must be used to different kind of treats

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      Carol Clarke Reed 2 years ago from Remote

      allamazingstuff, call me deprived but Kinder bars are not registering to me. Please explain. I do know what Nutella spread is but just found out a few days before Christmas.

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      allamazingstuff 2 years ago

      I used to love kinder bars between 2 slices of bread together with Nutella spread. O__O

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      Sheri Innoxent 2 years ago from Gujrat

      nice