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LAST WEEK ON HMM DAILY
We present here for your (and our) continued amusement, delectation, and possible irritation a selection of recipes for archaic but 100 percent reproducible sandwiches, culled from The Up-To-Date Sandwich Book: 400 Ways to Make a Sandwich, published in 1909 and now in the public domain for all to enjoy. Try this at home!
OYSTER LOAF SANDWICH
Cut Vienna rolls into halves and spread lightly with butter; on one half lay four fried oysters, cover with the other half of roll, and serve with a pickle.
One set of shad-roe that has been cooked and pounded in a mortar, the yolks of five hard-boiled eggs chopped very fine, two teaspoonfuls of finely chopped capers, a dash of paprika, and two tablespoonfuls of tabasco sauce. Mix and place between thin slices of lightly buttered white bread.
On thin slices of lightly buttered white bread lay a crisp lettuce leaf; on top of that place shredded meat of a boiled lobster that has been mixed with a little mayonnaise dressing. Cover with another slice of bread and press together.
LOBSTER SANDWICH NO. 2
Cut the meat of a cold boiled lobster into dice. Sprinkle with a little salt, red pepper, and a tablespoonful of tarragon vinegar. Add three tablespoonfuls of melted butter. Place mixture on slices of lightly buttered whole wheat or brown bread, cover with another slice of bread, press the two together, remove the crusts, and cut into triangles. Garnish with an olive.
TOMATO AND HORSE-RADISH SANDWICH
Slice a tomato thin and sprinkle with salt. Mix one-half cup of horse-radish with two tablespoonfuls of mayonnaise dressing. Spread thin slices of lightly buttered white bread with the horse-radish mixture, and put the sliced tomato between.
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