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Bizarre but delicious sandwiches

Updated on June 25, 2011

Weird, strange but delicious sandwich combinations

It started with ten of my favourite strange and bizarre sandwiches but it has grown to include readers choices too!

Quite often these combinations are born out of necessity, whatever is available in the kitchen when the munchies attack. Other times the body craves something that we can't just put our finger on, the saltiness of peanut butter with the sweetness of honey for example.

Textures too play and important part; the soft sweet crunch of apple and the salty sharper crunch in potato crisps (chips).

Mashed potato and cheese sandwiches offer a bulky hunger killing snack that squeezes out of the bread and there's no delicate way of eating one.

Sausage and marmalade is a take on the American breakfast without the maple syrup - good old English marmalade. it's worth trying ginger marmalade too for a sharper bite.

Banana and honey with brown sugar is a texture sensationdepend. ing on how you like banana, chunky sliced or very ripe and mushy, the brown sugar offer a nice crunch ...try space dust on the kids!

Bacon and pineapple is a take on the gammon and pineapple dinner.

Melted cheese and potato crisps/chips offers a combined textureof soft hot melted cheese with crunchy crisps.

Grilled Mars Bar on toast, bubbly melted chocolate and caramal on thick sliced seeded bread.

Yoghourt, cucumber and black pudding, imagine the yoghourt and cucumber being like a Greek style dip enhancing the flavour of black pudding. One of those combinations that has to be tried.

Soft cheese and beetroot beaten into a creamy paste is delicious and should be tried, you might never go back to boring sandwitches.

Marshmallow with crumbled chocolate biscuit offers another texture and flavour sensation.

So, read on for some grat ideas and add your twist. Don't forget to leave a comment about your own suggestions.

Ten Bizarre but delicious sandwiches

Marshmallow with crumbled chocolate biscuit .

Wrap the chocolate biscuits in cling film and smash to crumbs whilst grilling the marshmallow until bubbling, then sprinkle the biscuit crumbs as a topping.

Apple and Potato Crisps (chips)

Slice the apple as thin s you possibly can. Butter the bread, tile one layer of apples on one slice of bread. Drop a handful of your favourite flavour crisps/chips on the apple and make another layer of apple on top, add a dollop of whatever your favourite sauce or dressing and place the other slice to finish the sandwich.

Before cutting, squash the sandwich to break and flatten the potato crisps.

Mashed Potato and Cheese

Squirt ketchup or brown sauce on a slice of bread and spread the mash potato as thick as you wish. Squirt more sauce and add grated cheese on top, grill to melt the cheese. Add another slice of bread if desired.

Sausage and mamalade sandwich
Sausage and mamalade sandwich

Sausage and Marmalade

If you are like me and choose not to fry your sausages because they end up swimming in their own fat, bake them for 30/40 minutes, halfway through cut them down the middle to 'butterfly' them. 2 or 3 sausages will be ideal for each sandwich..

Spread your favourite marmalade, syrup or even honey on to the bread and add the sausages.

Banana and Honey with Brown Sugar

Spread honey on both slices of bread. Slice the banana, place on the bread and sprinkle brown sugar then grill until the sugar caramelizes.

Bacon and Pineapple

I buy a tin of pineapple rings because they are so convient and I love the juice!

Fry or grill the bacon to how you like it, and whilst you are dealing with the bread and placing the bacon, fry the pineapple slices in the remaining bacon fat to give them a nice crispy surface.

I prefer my pineapple bordering on cremated.

Cheese on toast
Cheese on toast

Melted cheese and potato crisps/chips

I prefer big thick chunky slices of bread.

Pile on the cheese and grill until bubbling.

Smash the chips in the packet whilst the cheese is being grilled then sprinkle the crumbs on top of your cheese add your choice of sauce.

Melted Mars bar on toast
Melted Mars bar on toast

Grilled Mars Bar on Toast.

Slice the Mars bar as thinly as possible, but be mindful that too thin might crumble and melt too much, too liquidy.

Place the slices of chocolate like tiles on two slices of toast and grill until you can see the chocolate starting to melt.

Caution!! let this stand for a while as there is a possibility of it being far too hot initially. We don't want severe burns!!

Yoghourt, Cucumber and Black Pudding

The black pudding (pigs blood sausage) adds a fantastic dimension

Slice the cucumbers very, very thinly.

Slice the black pudding to your preference.

Make alternative layers of black pudding, yoghourt, cucumber, black pudding, yoghourt, cubumber

A sandwich idea from swisstoons

" ...Here's a favorite of my own. In fact, I would not be surprised to find that I am the only person in the world ever to have eaten one of these. Pretty simple actually. Two slices of toasted heavy whole wheat bread, spread with chunky peanut butter and topped with cold spicy Korean Kimchi. Deelicious! " ... - courtesy of swisstoons

Sidther's suggestion ....

"I love peanut butter and Lucky charms sandwiches!"

Thanks Sidther!!

How would you have your luck charms on peanut butter?

Random mass

Carefully selected flavours

Order of shapes

Choices, choices, choices!!

Soft cheese and beetroot

Chop the beetroot and fold into the soft cream cheese to make a creamy spread.

Tiff0315 loves Banana on toast!

One of my favourites too.

Personally a truly ripe mushy banana spread thickly on hot buttered toast ... part of the 5 a day!!

Maximumgravity1 with her peanut butter and coco pops

Maximumgravity says: A Long the same lines of sidther's comments about peanut butter and Lucky Charms, peanut butter and Cocco Puffs is great too - like a Reese's Peanut Butter Sandwich

- and of course, all sandwiches need to be toasted...

VickiSims suggestion for an unusual sandwich

Some really interesting sandwiches here. I'm feeling really boring with my sandwich tastes. The most unusual one I can think of that I love is cottage cheese or cream cheese and fruit between two slices of banana bread - yum!

Mistalina's favourite

"My favorite sandwich includes broccoli on an English muffin with cheese (any variety), toasted in the oven."

I love broccoli cheese and an alternative to cauliflower cheese, and equally both together!

Chazz asked about Tuna and Eggplant ....

does anyone else make a sandwich of tuna salad with eggplant (fried or parmesan) (preferably on whole grain sesame seeded Italian bread but also good on focaccio.)

What's yours - share it with us!

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      Rafe 2 years ago

      Mars bar sandwiches were a staple of my childhood.

      Simply slice the mars bar as mentioned and instead of toasting it, just throw another slice of bread on top.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I started reading this, and I didn't have all the ingredients for most of the sandwiches here, so I decided I'd just throw random stuff between 2 slices of bread. On 1 slice: brown sugar, ketchup, green taco sauce, shredded cheese. On the other: a little bit of sour cream. Put it in the microwave for 45 secs... OMG. IT'S SO AMAZING. lol enjoy!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this sounds really gross and is appropriately named "don't say ew till you try it"

      Wheat toast, peanut butter and tomatoes with lots of salt and pepper. pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds and it gets gooey and amazing

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      oooooh Mars on toast would be a good one ooooooooooh yummy, I suppose there is choc spread or nuttella so well yummy Lens loved it!! Oh and I used to eat tomato ketchup or cheese and tomato ketchup sandwiches, oh and stuffing ones too.

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      Apple and crisps? Sounds delish!

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      TrialError 4 years ago

      Sausage and Marmalade sounds great. Thanks for the wonderful lens.

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      Cara 4 years ago

      My husband loves homemade strawberry jam with a strong cheddar. I can't even stomach the thought of it.

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      I agree, these are unique sandwiches. I'd love to try the apple and potato crips one though.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This needs a blessing because it's so unique.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are rather "unique" sandwiches. I shall never think the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich is odd again :)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Gosh, you weren't kidding when you said bizarre! I'd opt for the Melted cheese and potato crisps/chips.

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      squidshe 5 years ago

      I think I like the grilled mars bar on toast idea!

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      squidshe 5 years ago

      I think I like the grilled mars bar on toast idea!

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      NevermoreShirts 5 years ago

      Peculiar ideas for sandwiches, I may have to try these sometime....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Try peanut butter/ cucumber sandwhiches. Toast the bread. spread crunchy peanut butter on one side, slice thin pieces of cucumber and place over the crunchy peanut butter, and spread creamy peanut butter on the other slice of bread. Put it all together and it is super delicious. Also you can do the same thing but with thin slices of green apple, or red apple =) Enjoy!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Try pure honey and cheese. Any sort of cheese, although I find a medium cheddar is quite good as standard. Fun to experiment with different sorts.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Try pure honey and cheese. Any sort of cheese, although I find a medium cheddar is quite good as standard. Fun to experiment with different sorts.

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      myshelle01 6 years ago

      A really interesting read,many years since I have had Black Pudding Yum.Here in Australia my daughter likes Peanut Butter and Fritz.I was once asked to make a Vegemite and lettuce.

      I like a toasted cheese and spinach.Love mashed potato sandwiches and potato salad and lettuce.Cheers

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Some of these actually sound good. Sausages with pancakes and syrup are big around here, so the marmalade is not too big of a jump, and we go to Wendy's sometimes and order a hamburger and a milkshake. :D

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Thanks for sharing this delicious snack recipe!

      Blessed by a Squid Angel**

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      RuthCoffee 6 years ago

      I like unusual combinations. The bacon and pineapple sounds good...but, how can you go wrong with a Mars bar??? I made an egg, avocado, red onion, and tomato toasted sandwich for lunch.

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Interesting lens....haven't personally had any of these, but a few sound quite good.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love this lens! I can't wait to try the beetroot and cream cheese sandwich. Followed soon with the sausage/marmalade, the bacon/pineapple, and the grilled Mars bar. That last is so intriguing. Fabulous ideas!

      I can't eat a bologna sandwich unless its on white bread (which I never eat otherwise) with mustard and a single layer of potato chips (crisps) on the bologna, pressed lightly like your sandwich with crisps, to break the chips.

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      bacon and raw spinach leaves on toasted wheat bread with a slice of tomato.........yum!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Interesting lens, great job

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Bacon and pineapple, two of my staples. Yum. I will try this next time.

      I like the unconventional combinations.

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      Rusty Quill 6 years ago

      Great lens idea - I used to put a slice of pizza on my chicken sandwiches in college does that qualify for bizarre? (it may qualify for the "what we could get away with when we were young, but now might not be a good idea" award at least)

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      BlackHeart1 6 years ago

      You made it!! You submitted this lens for the top Food & Cooking Lens section and you made it to the top 5 ... Be sure to go check this page: http://www.squidoo.com/top-5-food-cooking on the first of the month to see what your position in the top 5 is and don't forget to tell your friends and visitors about it too

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @nestboxes: Yeh, grated cheese though ...very nice!

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      nestboxes 6 years ago

      Cheese and crisps. Not as out there as some on this page but yummy

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @LisaMarieGabriel: Try it, you'll love it!!

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lensrolled to "The Ultimate Marmite Sandwich" Some of these were a little sweet and gooey for me, but others sounded interesting :) I must try black pudding with yogurt and cucumber :D

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      rl1041 6 years ago

      Quite the interesting page!

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      Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      vegemite, cheese and lettuce for me :-)

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      does anyone else make a sandwich of tuna salad with eggplant (fried or parmesan) (preferably on whole grain sesame seeded Italian bread but also good on focaccio.)

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      risel0909 6 years ago

      i like sandwitch :)

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @PNWtravels: Sounds good to me VIcki, I'll add that one to the lens!

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Some really interesting sandwiches here. I'm feeling really boring with my sandwich tastes. The most unusual one I can think of that I love is cottage cheese or cream cheese and fruit between two slices of banana bread - yum!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      that's an interesting one - thank you!

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      Mistalina 6 years ago

      Great lens! My favorite sandwich includes broccoli on an English muffin with cheese (any variety), toasted in the oven.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @maximumgravity1: Sounds good to metoo1

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      maximumgravity1 6 years ago

      A Long the same lines of sidther's comments about peanut butter and Lucky Charms, peanut butter and Cocco Puffs is great too - like a Reese's Peanut Butter Sandwich

      - and of course, all sandwiches need to be toasted...

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @tiff0315: Yep, I'll add that one! - I love well ripe mushy banana on toast.

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      tiff0315 6 years ago

      Banana on a buttered toast. Great breakfast! I have heard of the Mars bar one before. Sounds delicious

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @sidther lm: Thanks for that one Sidher, I'll add that to the lens!

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      sidther lm 6 years ago

      I will have to try the Mars bar on toast! I love peanut butter and Lucky charms sandwiches!

      Great lens!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you - I like that one, sometimes I add blue cheese for an extra bite!

      Have a nice day too!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I see you are creative in many ways! That bacon and pineapple sandwich sounds very tempting at the moment. Have yummy day!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @jvsper63: Hello Joni

      It would be nice to hear of your interesting combination ...something if fine taste I dare say.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      You have some interesting foods here. Some I do like already, I don't know about Yoghourt, Cucumber and Black Pudding. But I will try almost anything. never know until you do. Very interesting ideas..Nice lens Joni

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @LaurieKristensen: It's interesting, I wonder if our body actually demands the taste.

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      LaurieKristensen 6 years ago

      Some very interesting ideas here... many are great for those who crave that salt/sweet taste combination!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @Swisstoons: Thank you Swisstoons, I've added your idea .... but haven't claimed the credit, that's all yours!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 6 years ago from Michigan

      Some interesting combinations up there! The Yogurt, Cucumber & Black Pudding Sandwich sound pretty scary. I might have to wait to try that one until I am too drunk to know what I'm eating. Here's a favorite of my own. In fact, I would not be surprised to find that I am the only person in the world every to have eaten one of these. Pretty simple actually. Two slices of toasted heavy whole wheat bread, spread with chunky peanut butter and topped with cold spicy Korean Kimchi. Deelicious!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @Gayle Dowell: Hopefully it wil inspire you to create your own versions ... let me know!

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      Gayle Dowell 6 years ago from Kansas

      I will have to try some of these!

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      @pixelposy: Thanks for dropping by! - yep, I'd be interested to see how it evolves too - hopefully more ideas will flood in ... I await with bated breath!

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      pixelposy 6 years ago

      Wonderful start and some interesting sandwich ideas. Can't wait to see how you develop this lens further!