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Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Wed, 02/27/08 7:59 PM
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So, I was riding in a taxi tonight watching the news on a video screen (yes, recently the NYC Taxi Commission installed TV screens in some taxi cabs...) and there was a news features on the Watchung Deli in NJ that features sandwich "specials" made up by customers.

Today they featured Ben's Special:

"You start with hot chicken cutlets and barbecue sauce, which gets topped with bacon and cheddar. That's all melted together and stuffed into a roll, which then gets further stuffed with hot homemade macaroni and cheese."

The picture looked mostly like a Mac n Cheese sandwich, which I sure thought was a hi carb treat!!

Does anyone else make this? Or how about a Pasta Sandwich? (Weight Watchcers Special?/there is also a "comments" section on the weblink that accuses Watchung Deli of contributing to the obesity crisis..)
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/entertainment&id=5975327

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Wed, 02/27/08 8:10 PM
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Sounds like a great sandwich to me -- except for the chicken, barbeue sauce, bacon, cheddar and macaroni and cheese.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 02/28/08 11:45 AM
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Then it wouldn't be a sandwich - it would be two pieces of bread slapped together.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 02/28/08 12:07 PM
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I will make my sandwich this weekend-sounds good.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 02/28/08 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Sounds like a great sandwich to me -- except for the chicken, barbeue sauce, bacon, cheddar and macaroni and cheese.


You can't ditch the bacon. I'll allow the rest, bad economy-high costs and all, but there is always room for bacon.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sat, 03/29/08 7:04 PM
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Mazzio's does a macaroni-and-cheese-topped pizza here in OK City, so why not a sandwich? Barbeque chicken and mac-and-cheese on a sandwich sounds like great comfort food to me.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sat, 03/29/08 7:05 PM
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I'll have to think about this one...ask me again in several years.....at least!

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sat, 03/29/08 7:17 PM
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I would die of carb overload-my blood sugar would be sky high.Besides, all that together sounds especially bad to me...

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sat, 03/29/08 7:39 PM
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Mac and cheese on a sandwich sounds just as bad to me as potato chips on a sandwich! There are some things that are just so over the edge that I don't even want to think about them.....love mac and cheese, and good potato chips, but on sandwiches? No way.

I know. If I haven't tried it, don't knock it.....but I stand by my opinion.

Donna

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sat, 03/29/08 8:09 PM
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I'd go for the mac 'n cheese sandwich anytime! But leave everything else off!

As for tater chips, I sometimes add them to pimiento cheese or bologna sandwiches. Is my Roadfood membership revoked? (;-D)

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sat, 03/29/08 8:26 PM
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Hmmmm....

What about a deep dish Mac & Cheese, let it cool, chill in fridge. Slice it into 1" slabs, egg dip and panko bread crumbs, very quick high fry & drain. This would give you a firm slab sandwich worthy with crunch and chew.

Now, what you dress the sandwich up with... thats another story. I'm really wondering what that could be.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sat, 03/29/08 8:46 PM
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How about a Fried Macaroni And Cheese Slice Po'Boy dressed with lettuce,tomato and mayonnaise ?

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Mon, 03/31/08 12:31 AM
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Ann,

I double-dog dare us (insulin-in-hand, or other meds), to eat 1/4 of one, and take our blood sugar 2 hrs later (if we're still alive).

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Mon, 03/31/08 1:26 AM
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Dearfolk,
Make mine cold, leftover m & c (made with the stinkiest old cheese findable!) cut into a slab and placed on toasted sourdough bread, then garnished with an inordinate amount of chili powder. Now I bet that would be good.
Or, as an alternative, livermush with that m & c... a liver mac, as it were. Maybe marbled rye bread for that one. And Texas Pete Hot Sauce instead of chili powder here.
Sandwiching It Together, Ort. Carlton in Often-Well-Toasted Athens, Georgia.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Mon, 03/31/08 1:35 AM
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I saw that a few times in cab recently too. My back hurts just thinking about eating it. I'll have to take a pass.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Fri, 07/11/08 4:48 PM
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That sounds decadent and awesome, but I think I'd have to have a salad for dessert...forever! ;-)

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 11:48 AM
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this does sound really good. I eat macaroni and cheese sandwiches every now and then. usually cold mac and cheese on bread with some ketchup. But the chicken and bbq sauce is a good mix with it

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 12:20 PM
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Mac and cheese is bad enough by itself---but as a sandwich it has
got 2 B reee-dick-you-lass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUK !!!!!

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 12:26 PM
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Originally posted by the ancient mariner

Mac and cheese is bad enough by itself---but as a sandwich it has
got 2 B reee-dick-you-lass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUK !!!!!


The more I think about this, the more I agree...any macaroni in a sandwich sounds strange...starch inside starch...what next, baked ziti sandwich, ravioli on a kaiser role...monicotti sub????????

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 12:27 PM
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That is what I was thinking....Carbs wrapped in carbs. Mac and Cheese is so good just as it is.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 1:25 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by leethebard

quote:
Originally posted by the ancient mariner

Mac and cheese is bad enough by itself---but as a sandwich it has
got 2 B reee-dick-you-lass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUK !!!!!


The more I think about this, the more I agree...any macaroni in a sandwich sounds strange...starch inside starch...what next, baked ziti sandwich, ravioli on a kaiser role...monicotti sub????????


Lee actually a baked ziti sandwich is good too. I think almost any pasta can be thrown on a roll or bread of some sort and eaten. Haven't you dipped your bread in pasta and had some of it stick to the bread only to eat it anyway? Same concept.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 2:40 PM
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I love to eat mac and cheese with a fork in one hand and a piece of really good, fresh white bread, heavily buttered with real butter in the other. I bet it would be equally good as a sandwich with ice cold applesauce on the side to cut the fat.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 2:42 PM
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How about a hamburger on two slices of roast beef.
Or some bar-b-q between two baby back ribs.
This is a nut case sandwich for people who like to eat
standing up and don't care what the ingredients are.

By the way I don't like mac and cheese in the first place---
"Where's the beef?" or the pork or the chicken and where are
the greens-----ya gotta have greens if ya wanna B regular !!!

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Tue, 07/15/08 2:47 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by the ancient mariner

How about a hamburger on two slices of roast beef.
Or some bar-b-q between two baby back ribs.
This is a nut case sandwich for people who like to eat
standing up and don't care what the ingredients are.

By the way I don't like mac and cheese in the first place---
"Where's the beef?" or the pork or the chicken and where are
the greens-----ya gotta have greens if ya wanna B regular !!!


Ancient how about a bacon cheeseburger? Or a breakfast sandwich? Or chicken cordon bleu? or anything with more than one meat together? Or the worst of them all....TURDUCKEN!!!

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 4:37 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by the ancient mariner

How about a hamburger on two slices of roast beef.
Or some bar-b-q between two baby back ribs.
This is a nut case sandwich for people who like to eat
standing up and don't care what the ingredients are.

By the way I don't like mac and cheese in the first place---
"Where's the beef?" or the pork or the chicken and where are
the greens-----ya gotta have greens if ya wanna B regular !!!


funeeeeee

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 4:51 PM
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Form the Mac and Cheese in the shape of a Hot Dog shove a stick in it then dip it in some corn dog batter and fry it up. Mac Dog on a stick. Coming to a carnaval soon. Better than pizza in a cup...Russ

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 5:02 PM
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Maybe you were kidding Russ, but I think you just made yourself a billionaire.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 6:17 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by WarToad

Hmmmm....

What about a deep dish Mac & Cheese, let it cool, chill in fridge. Slice it into 1" slabs, egg dip and panko bread crumbs, very quick high fry & drain. This would give you a firm slab sandwich worthy with crunch and chew.

Now, what you dress the sandwich up with... thats another story. I'm really wondering what that could be.



My guess would be Yellow Mustard or Marinara Sauce like fried cheese.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 6:46 PM
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how does bread, any bread, make mac and cheese better?

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 6:49 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Captain Morgan

how does bread, any bread, make mac and cheese better?



I put bread crumbs on Mac and Cheese all the time. It works...Russ

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 6:58 PM
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In my book, bread crumbs are mandatory on mac & cheese, along with some melted butter on top. It adds the proper crunchy counterpoint to the dish. I thought everyone knew this.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 7:32 PM
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Carb-o-phobia cracks me up.. carbs equals fuel, can't live without carbs.. unless you have legitimate blood sugar issues, a mac n cheese sammy once in a blue moon won't kill ya.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 7:52 PM
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Going back to the original post, I see nothing wrong with a mac & cheese sandwich. Carb on carb I have heard...somehow I thought most people were over that fad, but I reckon not.

I think Jennifer is right on the carb thing , but I wish she would lose the sammy thing, but I know that is not about to happen. So call it what you want Jennifer, I can live with it, I reckon.

It is not really a carb on carb thing anyway...people seem to be ignoring the cheese. Very high quality protein and enough fat so one digests these carbs slowly anyway. For me, the carb on carb thing is pointless anyway...it is yesterday's fad diet.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 8:08 PM
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I've actually had deep fried mac and cheese. It works.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 8:20 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by uncledaveyo

I've actually had deep fried mac and cheese. It works.


But have you had deep fried Mac and Cheese on a Stick?...LOL...Russ

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Thu, 07/24/08 9:25 PM
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Originally posted by uncledaveyo

I've actually had deep fried mac and cheese. It works.


Please describe how it's made in greater detail and a recipe would be even better. I was at the store today and based on this thread, I bought a box of upscale mac & cheese and some Panko crumbs to experiment with so if you can supply some info that will help!

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Fri, 07/25/08 12:27 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Russ Jackson

quote:
Originally posted by uncledaveyo

I've actually had deep fried mac and cheese. It works.


But have you had deep fried Mac and Cheese on a Stick?...LOL...Russ


I think if you molded the mac & cheese around a hot dog, then dip into the corndog batter, you would have something there.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Fri, 07/25/08 12:57 AM
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It was a classic "James Beard" style Mac and cheese, I assume cooled so it could be cut into big squares, egg and breadcrumb dipped, and deepfried to a golden brown.

Right in the midst of this post I Googled this topic and found a Paula Deen recipe that seems mighty close.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/deep-fried-mac-and-cheese-recipe/index.html

Also, I'd totally eat the deep fried mac/cheese/hotdog contraption. No ketchup please.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Fri, 07/25/08 9:34 AM
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They sell deep fried Mac and Cheese in the freezer section of stores. I saw it in a restaurant years ago and then found out they were just buying the frozen version. It's pretty good

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sun, 07/27/08 1:58 AM
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Just watched a FN show on Vending Machines. A couple of guys have started a modern version of Horne & Hardart's in NYC that dispenses all kinds of fresh foods. Guess what their #1 seller is???????? DEEP FRIED MAC & CHEESE!!!! They call them "Mac & Cheese Croquettes"

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sun, 07/27/08 2:00 AM
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Saw that show,,,did you see that gourmet ice cream vending machine...wow!!

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sun, 07/27/08 2:42 AM
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Originally posted by leethebard

Saw that show,,,did you see that gourmet ice cream vending machine...wow!!


Ain't technology great? Before you know it, there will be sex vending machines!!

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sun, 07/27/08 2:50 AM
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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sun, 07/27/08 3:57 AM
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Yeah, it's on St.Mark's Place in the East Village and it's called BAMN! Can't say I'm crazy about the place or the croquettes. Tasted to me like food you eat after last call at the bar. And it's a bit pricey for the quality and especially for the portions. I'll hit the local falafel place or Crif Dogs for a Spicy Redneck before BAMN.
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Originally posted by Foodbme

Just watched a FN show on Vending Machines. A couple of guys have started a modern version of Horne & Hardart's in NYC that dispenses all kinds of fresh foods. Guess what their #1 seller is???????? DEEP FRIED MAC & CHEESE!!!! They call them "Mac & Cheese Croquettes"

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sun, 07/27/08 7:15 AM
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If somebody is engaging in "Carb Loading" prior to running a marathon, then perhaps this combination would be a good idea. For anyone who is not about to run a marathon, this would be an excellent way to throw one's blood sugar way out of balance.

The glycemic load of that sandwich would not be good for anyone other than an athlete about to compete in a strenuous contest, and the average person should not eat something like this. If anyone wants a classic example of how and why we have an epidemic of obesity in this country, as well as a huge spike in Type II Diabetes, this sandwich could be Exhibit A.

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RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich - Sun, 07/27/08 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by billyboy

Yeah, it's on St.Mark's Place in the East Village and it's called BAMN! Can't say I'm crazy about the place or the croquettes. Tasted to me like food you eat after last call at the bar. And it's a bit pricey for the quality and especially for the portions. I'll hit the local falafel place or Crif Dogs for a Spicy Redneck before BAMN.
quote:
Originally posted by Foodbme

Just watched a FN show on Vending Machines. A couple of guys have started a modern version of Horne & Hardart's in NYC that dispenses all kinds of fresh foods. Guess what their #1 seller is???????? DEEP FRIED MAC & CHEESE!!!! They call them "Mac & Cheese Croquettes"



Yep, that's it - www.bamnfood.com