Macaroni and cheese sandwich

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NYNM
Filet Mignon
2008/02/27 19:59:18
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
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/02/27 20:10:32
Sounds like a great sandwich to me -- except for the chicken, barbeue sauce, bacon, cheddar and macaroni and cheese.
SassyGritsAL
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/02/28 11:45:33
Then it wouldn't be a sandwich - it would be two pieces of bread slapped together.
mikez629
Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/02/28 12:07:50
I will make my sandwich this weekend-sounds good.
divefl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/02/28 12:11:55
quote:
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.
GenB
Junior Burger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/29 19:04:06
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.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/29 19:05:35
I'll have to think about this one...ask me again in several years.....at least!
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/29 19:17:06
I would die of carb overload-my blood sugar would be sky high.Besides, all that together sounds especially bad to me...
Donna Douglass
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/29 19:39:22
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
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/29 20:09:34
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)
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/29 20:26:37
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.
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/29 20:46:01
How about a Fried Macaroni And Cheese Slice Po'Boy dressed with lettuce,tomato and mayonnaise ?
Pwingsx
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/31 00:31:09
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).
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/31 01:26:57
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.
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/03/31 01:35:30
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.
Cheesemonger
Junior Burger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/11 16:48:20
That sounds decadent and awesome, but I think I'd have to have a salad for dessert...forever! ;-)
fattybomatty
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 11:48:47
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
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 12:20:16
Mac and cheese is bad enough by itself---but as a sandwich it has
got 2 B reee-dick-you-lass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUK !!!!!
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 12:26:01
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????????" />
susanll
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 12:27:56
That is what I was thinking....Carbs wrapped in carbs. Mac and Cheese is so good just as it is.
fattybomatty
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 13:25:26
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.
lynndunham
Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 14:40:56
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.
the ancient mariner
Filet Mignon
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 14:42:48
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 !!!
fattybomatty
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/15 14:47:54
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!!!
NYNM
Filet Mignon
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 16:37:42
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
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 16:51:30
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
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 17:02:23
Maybe you were kidding Russ, but I think you just made yourself a billionaire.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 18:17:03
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.
Captain Morgan
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 18:46:43
how does bread, any bread, make mac and cheese better?
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 18:49:57
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
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 18:58:00
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.
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 19:32:35
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.
Greyghost
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 19:52:55
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.
uncledaveyo
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 20:08:24
I've actually had deep fried mac and cheese. It works.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 20:20:26
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
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/24 21:25:34
quote:
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!
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/25 00:27:46
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.
uncledaveyo
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/25 00:57:12
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.
fattybomatty
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/25 09:34:31
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
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/27 01:58:34
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"
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/27 02:00:38
Saw that show,,,did you see that gourmet ice cream vending machine...wow!!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/27 02:42:46
quote:
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!!
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/27 02:50:12
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/27 03:57:32
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"
Tedbear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/27 07:15:30

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.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: Macaroni and cheese sandwich 2008/07/27 12:55:09
quote:
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