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2008/05/24 10:23:53 (permalink)

Mother-in-law Sandwich

Over on the Roadfood Digest blog, there is written mention of this sandwich being a Chicago specialty.



It's a tamale on a hot dog roll with chili. This being Chicago, there are some veggies on top. The tomato is obvious, but is that a pickle slice on top?

This example is from Fat Johnnie's, 7232 S. Western.

I'd try one.
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    ChiTownDiner
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/24 14:07:40 (permalink)
    It's really a Southside of Chicago specialty. Most places west and north do not offer this...some folks swear by them...I'm not one of them.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/24 14:40:51 (permalink)
    When I read the topic header "Mother-in-Law Sandwich" I surely expected to see a recipe for a vinegar laced tongue concoction.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/24 23:41:37 (permalink)
    Sunnyside up! You've tickled my funny bone. I had the same thought as you.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/25 00:40:20 (permalink)
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/25 08:55:25 (permalink)
    Actually the sandwich sounds very good to me especially since I am a tamale fan. I only hope the tamale is very good.

    Paul E. Smith
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    brittneal
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/25 10:36:58 (permalink)
    Go to a tamale Queen stand in Denver and order a pig ear sanwich(they used to do snout too)
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/25 11:20:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by brittneal

    Go to a tamale Queen stand in Denver and order a pig ear sandwich(they used to do snout too)
    britt

    is this in reference to the term, "Mother-In-Law" sandwich?
    I can think of several other body parts that would more accurately describe mine, though I can't imagine them between pieces of bread, or really even partaking of them.
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    ChiTownDiner
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/25 11:55:07 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    Actually the sandwich sounds very good to me especially since I am a tamale fan. I only hope the tamale is very good.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


    Typically, a commercial brand such as Tom Tom is used. They're fair at best.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/05/26 07:24:28 (permalink)
    A tamale on a hot dog roll?
    How 'bout a bread sandwich served on bread?
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    leethebard
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/13 17:43:43 (permalink)
    Now that thought passed my mind
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/13 18:09:14 (permalink)
    Growing up, we used to eat hot tamale sandwiches…..recipe from my granddad……now I’m thinking I’ll have to make one soon…..

    Heat canned tamales (I know, sounds nasty, but like a White Castle, they are an acquired taste…..
    Take 2-3 canned tamales, depending on size, and unwrapped, on a slice of regular Beefsteak rye bread

    Top with a slice of cheese (optional), and (this is important) some ketchup and some shakes of Texas Pete’s hot sauce.

    (Grandpa always used American cheese, and the ketchup-hot sauce mixture. Last time I made it, I used pepper jack and salsa.)

    Add the top slice of rye bread, smoosh it down a bit, cut in half, and enjoy.

    Wash it down with either an RC cola, or a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Don’t forget to salt the beer.

    Believe it or not, these are pretty good!

    I’m going to have to make one, and toast my dear old grand dad!
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/13 18:20:19 (permalink)
    God! I cannot believe that your tamale sandwich (minus catsup) sounds really good to me.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/13 18:39:55 (permalink)


    Cannibal #1: You know, I really don't like my mother-in-law.

    Cannibal #2: So just eat the vegetables!
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    the grillman
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/14 11:55:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    God! I cannot believe that your tamale sandwich (minus catsup) sounds really good to me.


    Easy on the ketchup, or use salsa, like I do, and it's great.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/14 12:13:26 (permalink)
    Yep, that's a pickle spear and it looks like it keeps very good company...I guess the sport peppers couldn't make it" />...maybe next time!
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/14 13:45:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by steaklover

    A tamale on a hot dog roll?
    How 'bout a bread sandwich served on bread?


    As far as a carb/starch fiesta in concerned; not all that different than having a tamale with rice and beans. I'd eat it.
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    PapaJoe8
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/14 15:36:56 (permalink)
    St, that sounds good! You and I are the only two here that like canned tamales. My favorite brands are Austex and Bryan. How bout you?
    Joe

    Oh, the thing in the picture looks good too Don!
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/14 16:11:21 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Pat T Hat

    Yep, that's a pickle spear and it looks like it keeps very good company...I guess the sport peppers couldn't make it" />...maybe next time!

    I thought it was a piece of Yucca!
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/14 16:26:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by stlouisguy

    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    God! I cannot believe that your tamale sandwich (minus catsup) sounds really good to me.


    Easy on the ketchup, or use salsa, like I do, and it's great.

    I just came back from the store with a can of tamales. I have the Beefsteak rye, the salsa and the pepper jack cheese.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/14 17:24:53 (permalink)
    1. Definition of MIXED EMOTIONS- When you see your Mother-in-Law drive your new car over a cliff!

    2. I grew up loving canned tamales, but after having many of my H S students bring in homemade tamales to share on the various days of celebration in SoCal, and finding a couple of great Tamales Mills in our town, I was converted to the "real" Tamale stuffed with pork or beef!! One of my favorite roadfood items !

    I won't say 'never again' to the canned variety, as good local Tamales are hard to come by in this area...but on our next ride down thru Mississippi We will be sure to visit some Delta Tamale places.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/15 03:25:31 (permalink)
    What kind of Bread is Beefsteak Rye??Haven't heard that term before.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/15 12:05:55 (permalink)
    Beefsteak Hearty Rye is a commercial brand of sliced rye bread. There are two versions -- seeded and unseeded.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/16 21:38:36 (permalink)
    Michael, what brand of canned tamales did you buy? Tamales and Rye... sounds great!
    Joe
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/16 22:00:49 (permalink)
    Still haven't made it to the store to buy the tamales and rye bread yet.....had some other things that needed to be eaten at home first. Also am not brave enough to take it to work at eat in the lunchroom....like a sardine sandwich, this is probably best eaten at home.

    how was yours, Mr. Hoffmann?
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/16 22:20:20 (permalink)
    It's Hoffman. I meant to post something about it. I had one yesterday. I'll let you know how it was after I make my next one.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/23 10:54:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    It's Hoffman. I meant to post something about it. I had one yesterday. I'll let you know how it was after I make my next one.


    Sorry, my mistake.
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/23 10:58:59 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Beefsteak Hearty Rye is a commercial brand of sliced rye bread. There are two versions -- seeded and unseeded.


    I bought a loaf of what you describe out here in AZ. They call theirs "New York- New York"! Kinda catchey isn't it? Might make a good title for a Song!
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/23 10:59:33 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Tedbear



    Cannibal #1: You know, I really don't like my mother-in-law.

    Cannibal #2: So just eat the vegetables!


    Cannibal #1 Have you seen my mother-in-law?

    Cannibal #2 Yes I have I just passed her in the Jungle.

    ...Russ
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    RE: Mother-in-law Sandwich 2008/06/23 11:01:11 (permalink)
    Update: finally got around to having this…..wish I had pics for you all….

    Hormel beef tamales, a slice of hot Monterey Jack pepper cheese, a couple tablespoons of salsa, and a few shakes of hot sauce on rye, washed down with a beer. It was great! Just as good as I remembered.

    I bought a couple extra cans of tamales just to have on hand....been too long since I had these.
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