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LAST WEEK ON HMM DAILY
We present here for your (and our) continued amusement, delectation, and possible revulsion select recipes for archaic but wholly reproducible sandwiches, gleaned from The Up-To-Date Sandwich Book: 400 Ways to Make a Sandwich, published in 1909 and now in the public domain. Before we get to this week's sandwiches, here is another excerpt from the foreword.
A garnish such as the following may be used: For meat sandwiches, use pickles, olives, lettuce, watercress, parsley, and mint. For fish sandwiches, use pickles, olives, cress, parsley, slices of lemon, and hard-boiled egg. For cheese sandwiches, use pickles and olives. For sweet sandwiches, use lettuce, maiden hair fern, smilax, berries, flowers, and candied fruit.
DEVILED OYSTER SANDWICH
Cut slices of bread thin, remove crust, and toast. Cover a slice with oysters, dust thickly with red pepper and spread lightly with mayonnaise. Cover with another slice of toast. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
LOBSTER AND MUSHROOM SANDWICH
Cook one-half pound of mushrooms in a little butter until tender, then add one small sliced onion, moisten with a little stock and let simmer until done Remove from the fire and chop fine; press through a sieve and season with salt and pepper and a dash of tomato catsup. When cool, add a little lobster meat pounded smooth, mix and spread on thin slices of lightly buttered white bread. Garnish with an olive.
SHAD-ROE AND CUCUMBER SANDWICH
Marinate one cup each of cucumber and cooked shad-roe, and a dash of mayonnaise and place on a crisp lettuce leaf between thin slices of lightly buttered white bread.
BEET AND CHEESE SANDWICH
Chop cold boiled beets fine, season with salt and pepper and a dash of vinegar. On thin slices of lightly buttered white bread, spread cream cheese. On top of this sprinkle the chopped beets. Cover with another slice of bread.
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