20 May 2009

Starch Sandwich

I believe it was the woman who cut my hair when I was a little girl in Kentucky who introduced me to the fried potato sandwich. Heaven bless her. It's good for what ails you.


Nothing whatsoever goes on a fried potato sandwich except for potatoes and, if you're feeling fancy, ketchup. Now that I'm adult, I'm thinking that if I mounded a billion different kinds of vegetables on top of the potatoes it would be even better, but that would not be in keeping with the spirit of the fried potato sandwich.


I bet it would be REALLY delicious topped with some of the frosting from my sister's birthday cupcakes. That would be in the spirit of the sandwich.

15 comments:

Moo said...

O.K. I'm thinking if you fried the potatoes in some butter and brown sugar (you know, carmelize the potatoes), and then perhaps dip in the frosting. I don't know........maybe the frosting would be too much.

eliana said...

Yucky.

Anonymous said...

To really be in the spirit of the sandwich, wouldn't the bread have to be white. you don't want too much nutrition there. Mom

E said...

That looks starchy, ketchupy, and delicious.

MBC said...

Moo--Frosting is never a bad idea.

Eliana--You don't know what you're missing.

Mom--It's true. If I owned white bread, I would ALWAYS use it with a fried potato sandwich.

E--It is! I'm glad you understand.

James said...

In En-Ger-Land they eat chip butties: french fries, butter and bread. They are Delicious.

MBC said...

Oooh, yum! I think I actually heard a guy from The Guardian mention chip butties on NPR the other night. He was doing a series about sandwiches. He also talked about mackerel sandwiches in Istanbul. I'm gonna get one of those, too.

Breanne said...

How long do you keep the potatoes in the pan? I would have no idea when they're done. I'm totally ignorant when it comes to simple cooking instructions, but this looks yummy.

'Chelle said...

Hey you...I love keeping up with your blog... and I have to say that I might have actually tried this sandwich - except that I can no longer eat anything wheat because of my finicky intestines. Maybe I'll try the potatoes between two of my oat flour pancakes! I'll let you know how it goes :) By the way... any handsome ducks in your life right now? And Europe?? For how long?
Michelle

MBC said...

Breanne--You just cook them until they're browned and heated through. It's not an exact science.

'Chelle--Hey there! I love reading your blog, too. I can't believe how big your kids are. I laughed when I read your question about ducks. I'd completely forgotten about that term in that context. And, no, no ducks worth mentioning. I'll be in Europe for almost 4 months and then, who knows?

Annie M. said...

OK, was it you who also told me about someone in TN teaching you about white bread, butter and sugar sandwiches? It may have been the same hair lady?? Or am I dreaming?? Was she the potato pancake lady too? That reminds me of when we moved to Vermont my mom was SO appauled at people eating "fluffer-nutters-" which consisted on peanut butter and marshmallow fluff smeared on white wonder bread.

chou said...

Starch makes me happy. Domino's evidently agrees, as they now offer pasta baked in a bread bowl.

Amy said...

I want to know what kind of a salon you went to, that they offered up fried-potato sandwhiches with their cut 'n' blow-dry!

MBC said...

Annie--Actually, the "fairy bread" came from a little girl in Utah.

Chou--I agree. Starch is heaven sent.

Amy--Salon?! I was only 4 or 5. I got my hair cut in someone's kitchen. That's not a bad idea, though. I wouldn't mind having a sandwich with my haircuts now.

rebekah said...

was she a chain smoker? was her name madge? i just have a clear mental picture of this woman and i don't want to be wrong...

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