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Fieldthistle

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lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 4:04 AM (permalink)
Hello All,
This is the season for fresh lettuce.
I love making a lettuce sandwich.
Bread, mayo, lettuce and a bit of salt, (a lot of salt for
me.) It takes so good, especially with bbq potato chips.
I don't expect many to comment, but I wanted to express my
joy for lettuce, and lettuce sandwiches.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
 
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    dreamzpainter

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    RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 8:41 AM (permalink)
    Never even thought of it as a sandwich in and by itself but I have/do peel off and eat leaves by themselves
     
    #2
      Tedbear

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      • Location: Somerset, NJ
      RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 8:48 AM (permalink)
      Your Lettuce Sandwich reminds me of an experience that I had in Budapest a number of years ago. At a Burger King (yes, I know... However, there was nothing else in that neighborhood open at that hour), I ordered the "Vegetarian Whopper". After having been served virtually nothing for several days except very high-fat meals featuring only pork and vegetables cooked in lard, I thought that my arteries would welcome a veggie burger.

      I was expecting some kind of veggie or soy burger on the bun, plus the usual garnishes. However, what I received was the usual flabby bun, with only the addition of a small piece of old lettuce, a thin pink slice of something that purported to be tomato, two slivers of onion, and a smear of mayo. In other words, something that weighed only perhaps a gram or so more than just a plain hamburger bun. I returned to the counter, and in my best, most polite fashion, I attempted to point out to the employeess that someone had forgotten to add the veggie burger. I was told that, no, the "Vegetarian Whopper" did not have anything on the bun other than the paltry ingredients that I had been served. This was a hard lesson to learn, but at least I knew what to expect if I ventured into another Burger King in that part of Europe. (And, no, I did not go into another of those joints again!)

      I'm sure that your lettuce sandwich contains much more lettuce, of a much higher quality, than what I was served in Budapest!
       
      #3
        seafarer john

        RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 8:57 AM (permalink)
        There's nothing better than crunchy leaf lettuce from your own garden between a couple slices of bread and slathered generously with mayo or Thousand Islands dressing. Arugula and upland pepper cress can add a nice touch of spice to the sandwich.

        Cheers, John
         
        #4
          Michael Hoffman

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          RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 9:37 AM (permalink)
          Personally, I do my best to avoid eating my food's food.
           
          #5
            Adjudicator

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            • Location: Tallahassee, FL
            RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 9:57 AM (permalink)
            This sounds much better:


            2 slices whole wheat bread
            2 teaspoons Dijon-type mustard
            1 ounce cheddar or Swiss cheese
            2 thick slices tomato
            4 slices cucumber
            1/4 cup red bell pepper strips
            4 basil leaves or 2 romaine leaves (or other leafy green lettuce)

             
            #6
              MandalayVA

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              • Location: Richmond, VA
              RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 10:11 AM (permalink)
              I loved lettuce sandwiches as a kid. The ultimate suburban sandwich--white bread, mayo, iceberg lettuce, salt and pepper. I never ate them with potato chips, though, since the lettuce was crunchy enough.
               
              #7
                seafarer john

                RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 3:12 PM (permalink)
                No! No! Not iceburg! It's got to be leaf. not head, lettuce.

                Cheers, John
                 
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                  MandalayVA

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                  RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 8:36 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by seafarer john

                  No! No! Not iceburg! It's got to be leaf. not head, lettuce.

                  Cheers, John


                  I LIKE ICEBERG LETTUCE ON MY SANDWICHES

                  (I do use romaine and leaf for my salads, lest you think I'm a total plebian)
                   
                  #9
                    long dog

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                    • Location: Milford, CT
                    RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 8:46 PM (permalink)
                    The old "Honeymoon" Sandwich.

                    Lettuce alone
                     
                    #10
                      garryd451

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                      • Location: dowagiac, MI
                      RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 9:46 PM (permalink)
                      Leaf lettuce freahly picked from the gardern, there is no bettere kind of lettuce!!!!!!

                      But it not the same when You buy it from the store, it dosen't have that fresh, sweet, unique taste when it comes from a store!
                       
                      #11
                        Scarlett

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                        • Location: Albemarle, NC
                        RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 10:12 PM (permalink)
                        Lettuce sandwiches!! What a wonderful blast from the past.
                        Lettuce sandwiches were very common in my neighborhood in the late mid-late 50's. They were expecially good in the summer with iced tea. Sometimes we would add cucumber slices and green onion. But the classic was the lettuce, mayo, salt and pepper.
                         
                        #12
                          Bushie

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                          • Location: Round Rock, TX
                          RE: lettuce sandwich Sat, 05/20/06 11:12 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                          Personally, I do my best to avoud eating my food's food.

                           
                          #13
                            Fieldthistle

                            • Total Posts: 1948
                            • Joined: 7/30/2005
                            • Location: Hinton, VA
                            RE: lettuce sandwich Sun, 05/21/06 2:11 AM (permalink)
                            Hello All,
                            Good to see Michael at his best sweetness.
                            Michael, I'll have a rabbit on the grill for ya. lol
                            Take Care,
                            Fieldthistle
                            p.s. gotta love that lettuce
                             
                            #14
                              ScreenBear

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                              • Location: Westfield, NJ
                              RE: lettuce sandwich Sun, 05/21/06 5:26 PM (permalink)
                              At Subway, served with other vegetables, if you wish, it's called a Veggie Delite.
                              The Bear
                               
                              #15
                                Ort. Carlton.

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                                • Location: Athens, GA
                                RE: lettuce sandwich Sun, 05/21/06 8:09 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Fieldthistle
                                Hello All,
                                This is the season for fresh lettuce.
                                I love making a lettuce sandwich.
                                Take Care,
                                Fieldthistle


                                Fieldthistle,
                                Lettuce thank you. Seriously, I've never tried an all-by-itself lettuce sandwich, but if I had access to the fresh-from-the-garden homegrown stuff (especially romaine or another type way superior to tired old iceberg), your description (and recipe) would tempt me. Of course for seconds I'd absolutely have to add some livermush, but that's jest de ways it gotta be sometimes.
                                Greetings-And-Saladtationsally, Ort. Carlton in Amazing Athens, Georgia.
                                 
                                #16
                                  Sundancer7

                                  RE: lettuce sandwich Mon, 05/22/06 2:55 PM (permalink)
                                  We do not grow head lettuce in our garden but we do grow leaf lettuce each spring. We use it mostly for sandwiches and wilted lettuce salads with bacon grease, onions, cucumbers and sliced boiled eggs.

                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
                                  #17
                                    lleechef

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                                    RE: lettuce sandwich Mon, 05/22/06 3:56 PM (permalink)
                                    In my garden in Boston I used to grow leaf, red leaf, romaine, bibb, Boston, arugula and radicchio lettuces. My version of a lettuce sandwich was a little of all the above, a slab of garden tomato, homemade bread, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
                                     
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