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Theedge

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RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Thu, 09/16/04 4:16 PM (permalink)
As most truck stops offer hot roast beef on wonder bread smothered in gravy our family took to calling them truck driver sandwiches. Best served with that really bad brown gravy out of the envelope.

At home mom always used to make creamed hamburger on toast. Dad called it "**** on a shingle" is that a regional name? I make it for myself a few times a year.
 
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    Sasaku

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    RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Sat, 09/18/04 10:54 AM (permalink)
    Any type of meat on rye or sourdough in a bed of mashed potatos covered in pitcher of gravy makes a good openface sandwich. A sports bar near where i live has such a good sandwhich selection, especially the meatloaf.

    A good openface sandwich I enjoy is a cheap piece of white bread covered in baked beans then with a slice of chedder popped on it and nuked for 30 secs, tasty.
     
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      UncleVic

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      RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Sat, 09/18/04 11:05 AM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Theedge

      As most truck stops offer hot roast beef on wonder bread smothered in gravy our family took to calling them truck driver sandwiches. Best served with that really bad brown gravy out of the envelope.

      At home mom always used to make creamed hamburger on toast. Dad called it "**** on a shingle" is that a regional name? I make it for myself a few times a year.


      We call it SOS here also, just at home though...
       
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        santacruz

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        RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Mon, 10/4/04 4:19 PM (permalink)
        Sasaku I agree The simple piece of bread spread with mayo and baked beans, add a little good cheese it is GREAT...SO SIMPLE...SO GOOD
         
        #34
          RubyRose

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          RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Mon, 10/4/04 4:46 PM (permalink)
          I had a perfect hot roast beef sandwich this past Thursday at the Ritz BBQ in Allentown PA. It was chuck roast, sliced and piled on spongy white bread with another slice on top and then drenched in a brown gravy that had to be homemade.

          All the years I had been going there, I never ordered one because I had been stuck in a rut of always getting the same order of a BBQ platter.
           
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            emsmom

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            RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Tue, 10/5/04 10:05 AM (permalink)
            I had an uncle that served during WW11 and he always used a fancy name for creamed hamburger on toast-beef ala king. My husband later served during Viet Nam and he would use the Armys name for SOS- I like the creamed hambburger on toast and also the chipped beef on toast.
             
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              PammyJo

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              RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 10/15/04 8:48 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Theedge



              At home mom always used to make creamed hamburger on toast. Dad called it "**** on a shingle" is that a regional name? I make it for myself a few times a year.


              My dad was a cook in the Army and he would make SOS for us a lot. I always liked it...but I haven't had any in about 25 years. Think it's time I had some, again.
               
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                jellybear

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                RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 10/15/04 9:40 AM (permalink)
                My Father was a Gunny Sgt. in the Marines and he made the BEST SOS.I would top it with a fried egg and home fries,talk about stick to your ribs food!.But my Favorite is a Hot Roast Pork sandwich smothered with gravy and fries followed by a hot roast beef,Turkey,hamburger.Add a side a green beans to that.Damn! Im drooling again!
                 
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                  sugarlander

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                  RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Tue, 01/4/05 2:09 PM (permalink)
                  In the 60's and 70's there were a lot of Greek-immigrant owned coffee shops in the Chicago area that made delicious hot sandwiches. My favorite was the hot veal cutlet sandwich.
                   
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                    DinoS

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                    RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Tue, 01/4/05 2:44 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by jeepguy

                    I like Pepperidge Farm original bread with Velveeta and bacon. Under the broiler for a few minutes, and yes not healthy, but good!


                    One of my favorites too. I use American cheese and add some chopped green pepper with the bacon. I like to get the cheese kind of 'burnt'.


                    Dino
                     
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                      juliev

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                      RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Wed, 01/5/05 1:00 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Theedge

                      As most truck stops offer hot roast beef on wonder bread smothered in gravy our family took to calling them truck driver sandwiches. Best served with that really bad brown gravy out of the envelope.

                      At home mom always used to make creamed hamburger on toast. Dad called it "**** on a shingle" is that a regional name? I make it for myself a few times a year.
                      My dad called it the same thing!! I can remember numerous times we had that when my mom was in a pinch for time.
                       
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                        HALLOHEAD

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                        RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Wed, 01/5/05 2:41 AM (permalink)
                        RED WELLS, IN TOLEDO OHIO, SPECIALIZES IN ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES, SLICED THIN, PILED THICK, ON RYE, LOTS OF HORSERADISH, MASHED POTATO AND GRAVY. SIDES OF COLESLAW, DEVILED EGGS AND BLUEBERRY PIE FOR DESERT. THIS RESTAURANT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE '30S.
                         
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                          howard8

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                          RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Wed, 01/5/05 10:05 AM (permalink)
                          I love hot, gravied, open face sandwiches.
                          I think the open faced turkey is the usual
                          standard and for the most part tasty.
                          In my experience, the open faced roast beef
                          usually suffers, in that the beef is either
                          tasteless or is overpowered by the gravy.
                          So--My vote goes for the open faced salisbury
                          steak on white bread slathered in gravy. You
                          get the gravy and the taste of the beef, along
                          with gravied bread.
                          What comfort food.
                           
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                            juliev

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                            RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Wed, 01/5/05 10:45 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by howard8

                            I love hot, gravied, open face sandwiches.
                            I think the open faced turkey is the usual
                            standard and for the most part tasty.
                            In my experience, the open faced roast beef
                            usually suffers, in that the beef is either
                            tasteless or is overpowered by the gravy.
                            So--My vote goes for the open faced salisbury
                            steak on white bread slathered in gravy. You
                            get the gravy and the taste of the beef, along
                            with gravied bread.
                            What comfort food.
                            I love that too howard... Open-face turkey with gravy and a side of french fries also covered in gravy. I've also taken italian sausage (ground) and fried it up with peppers and onions. I topped some sour dough bread with the mixture then some provolone cheese, th en in the broiled for a min. That is really good too!
                             
                            #44
                              acornlover

                              RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Thu, 01/6/05 12:16 PM (permalink)
                              What about Welsh rarebit? My mom used to make these, I think I'll go look this up...
                              forgot all about them,hmmmm
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Thu, 01/6/05 12:34 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by acornlover

                                What about Welsh rarebit? My mom used to make these, I think I'll go look this up...
                                forgot all about them,hmmmm

                                Ah, Welsh Rabbit. The best I've ever had was a daily lunch special at the long gone Charleston Press Club. It had bacon and tomatoes.
                                 
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                                  cindyloo

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                                  RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Thu, 01/6/05 1:02 PM (permalink)
                                  Roast pork goes nicely in an openface hot sandwich with good mashed potatoes and gravy on top. That sounds great right now at lunchtime...
                                   
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                                    mbrookes

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                                    RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Thu, 01/6/05 1:34 PM (permalink)
                                    The perfect open face sandwhich: soft white bread covered with thin sliced roast beef, surrounded by home fried potatoes (skin on) and slathered with brown gravy.
                                     
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                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                      RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Thu, 01/6/05 1:38 PM (permalink)
                                      Hey, it it's an open-faced sandwich and has gravy it has to have mashed potatoes.
                                       
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                                        DinoS

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                                        RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 12:39 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Theedge

                                        At home mom always used to make creamed hamburger on toast. Dad called it "**** on a shingle" is that a regional name? I make it for myself a few times a year.


                                        When I was in the army this was the only thing we could get 'seconds' of. I liked it so I always went back for more. My Mom used to make it with chipped beef, which is how I make it for myself now.

                                        BTW we always called it Sh*t on a Shingle too. Out of hearing range of Mom of course!


                                        Dino
                                         
                                        #50
                                          Sundancer7

                                          RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 12:56 PM (permalink)
                                          SOS was one of my favorites when I was in the military. It seemed like they served it three times daily and for some reason, I never grew tired of the staple.

                                          Even today I still have it on occasion and I still like it. Stouffers sell it in their frozen dinner section and I often buy several of the boxes. I know you can make it much better but Stouffers ain't bad and it is handy cause all you have to do is nuke it and it is very good.

                                          Pour it over very brown toast, cornbread, rolls or whatever and it only gets better. Perhaps it is a military thing but it always brings back good memories.

                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN
                                           
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                                            RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD

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                                            RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 1:09 PM (permalink)
                                            I'LL TAKE A NICE HOT FRENCH DIP WITH ROAST BEEF AS RARE AS I CAN GET IT!!!!!!!!

                                            BIG JIM
                                             
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                                              mayor al

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                                              RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 1:10 PM (permalink)

                                              I think one of the reasons I found it so easy to grow to love the Southern Biscuits and Gravy breakfast was that I missed the SOS I enjoyed in the Service. Actually good SOS is made with Chipped Beef,but most folks substitute Hamburger and or Ground Sausage for the Chipped Beef.
                                              It is far more than a regional specialty food... it is a major contributing item in our National Historic Food Heritage!

                                              I love the traditional Open face Roast Beef and Roast Turkey w/Gravy sandwiches as they used to be served at places like HoJo's. Today most places seem to use the deli-roll meats for the meat on those sandwiches and they have ruined the flavor and texture of the sandwich when thy do that. Real Turkey and Real Roast beef make the difference, even when buried under that institutal gravy!
                                               
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                                                RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD

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                                                RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 1:15 PM (permalink)
                                                BUT MUST SAY THE REUBEN SOUNDS GREAT ALSO.

                                                BIG JIM
                                                 
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                                                  Top

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                                                  RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 1:42 PM (permalink)
                                                  Hot turkey sandwiches, hot browns, AND SOS; what a great thread!
                                                  Uncle sam introduced me to SOS. Like most chow hall food it was pretty good, especially after two weeks on C-rats.
                                                  When I got to collage, I heard folks complain about the SOS in the cafe, and couldn't understand. It was MUCH better than the Army's. It was worth getting up Sunday before noon, hangover and all, to get some.
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                                                    carlton pierre

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                                                    RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 1:49 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

                                                    The Brown Hotel on Broadway IS the creator and continues to have the Rep for the number 1 Hot Brown sandwich in the area. Lynn's is good, but not at the top of our list.


                                                    Al,

                                                    I'll be going to Louisville in the near future. Would you mind making a list of places in Louisville area that you think make good Hot Brown's and sharing with us?
                                                     
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                                                      mayor al

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                                                      RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 2:06 PM (permalink)
                                                      CP-

                                                      Many places advertise the sandwich on their menu, I can't say anything about those...except for-

                                                      The Brown Hotel.-- This is a classic hotel dining facility. I went here one time several years ago with some teacher friends on a special lunch event. The dish was excellent, but 'dressed up' more than most sandwich lunchs would normally be. Rated 9 on a 10 scale

                                                      Lynns Paradise Cafe.- This place has been "Discovered" in recent years by every group from the Food Channel to the Yuppie Living Channel and every publication dealing with travel in the USA. As a result I think they are starting to believe their own media hype a bit too much. It is overcrowded most of the time, the prices have skyrocketed and the parking is still terrible (small-cramped- and crowded)
                                                      I had a Hot Brown here in 2003. It was good, but the breakfasts of Pecan Praline French Toast is much better! Tate the sandwich 7 on a 10 scale

                                                      Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Much better atmosphere for a lunch in a relaxed environment. The Hot Brown is fair (Rate it 6 on a 10 scale) We don't normally go to C S Dinner House for a sandwich !!

                                                      Those are the places I have tried-- here is a link to a list of Louisville food establishments.Read their reviews, They seem to be on target most of the time! http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/alpha.shtml

                                                      Here is their review of Joe Huber's Farm Restaurant...another of my favorite places, even though it is growing rapidly!!
                                                      http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/joehuber.shtml
                                                       
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                                                        dreamzpainter

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                                                        RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Fri, 07/22/05 5:06 PM (permalink)
                                                        one of my budget stretchers when the kids were growing up was "yankee" chili (baked beans and browned off hamburger) served over white bread. sliced deli turkey and a can of gravy makes a quick meal on a chilly time rushed evening, same thing with deli roast beef and canned au jaus(sp) Ive even gone so far as to strip the insides from Arby's 5for5 sandwichs and smothered it in canned beef gravy. Ive had openfaced turkey or roast beef sandwichs in many truckstops across the country and while none were so bad I couldn't eat them, none were overly rememberable either.
                                                         
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                                                          Tommy2dogs

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                                                          RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Sat, 07/23/05 7:14 PM (permalink)
                                                          Back in the day I used to have lunch frequently at Hugo's in the the Hyatt Regency in Oak Brook Il. My favorite which I make a lot at home is a toasted buttered english muffin topped with med. rare chopped sirloin patties (seasoned to your liking) then topped with sauteed musrooms, cheese sauce (not melted cheese) and chopped scallion tops, Served with a side of American Fries.
                                                           
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                                                            raven-lt1

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                                                            RE: Open Face Hot (you name the meat) Sandwich Tue, 10/4/05 9:02 AM (permalink)
                                                            There is a very good Hot open turkey sandwich in Las Vegas that I came across. The place is rightacross the street from the Stratosphere hotel , The Aztec. It was under $3 and was stacked!!!!The hot beef sandwich there is great as well.
                                                             
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