Do you know these classic sandwiches by their recipes?

It's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Slice it any way you like – everybody enjoys a sandwich of some kind. With two slices of bread and a world of possibilities, it's impossible not to enjoy a sandwich when you can put almost anything on it. 

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The practicality of bread and it's ability to hold up against messy, greasy foods was just the kind of simple solution that could start a food revolution. During a game of cards, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, ordered a piece of meat between two slices of bread as a late-night snack. It was ingenious; one could continue playing cards and have a full meal without pausing, and without the mess of a plate and cutlery. His friends demanded that they be served "the same as Sandwich!" Thus, the sandwich was born. 

Have you tried your fair share of sandwiches? Do you know your local deli's menu backward and forward? What we really want to know is, can you identify these classic sandwich recipes based solely on their ingredients? 

  1. This sandwich is the second-most popular option in the U.S., likely due to two of its primary ingredients became readily available year-round after World War II.
  2. This sandwich's recipe was first published in the 1903 edition of the Good Housekeeping Everyday Cook Book by Isabel Gordon Curtis.
  3. This sandwich combined lots of cost-effective ingredients, allowing large families to easily share a meal.
  4. The English translation of this sandwich is "Miss Crunch."
  5. This sandwich can be served either cold or warm. The warm version involves dressing the meat of the sandwich with melted butter instead of aioli.
  6. While we're certain of the original birthplace of this sandwich, the jury's out on whether it gained U.S. popularity in Miami or Tampa, Florida.
  7. This Italian-inspired sandwich is more commonly known as a staple of New Orleans, Louisiana.
  8. This sandwich is typically served with a separate portion of the liquid that the meat was braised in, for literal "dipping."
  9. There is a long-standing argument surrounding the cheese that belongs on this city-named sandwich.
  10. This sandwich can be served either sweet, with powdered sugar and preserves, or savory. Either way, the filling still stays the same!
  11. This sandwich is fabled to orginate in Omaha, Nebraska, when a local grocer was looking for an easy meal to feed local poker players who gathered late at the Blackstone Hotel.

Do you know these classic sandwiches by their recipes?

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EllisClevenger 6 days ago
You got 10 out of 11
Wow, you're an actual Sandwich Artist! Identifying these sammies is as easy as peanut butter and jelly – and you know it!
Missed #4.
PeterRoff 22 days ago
You want a challenge - do a quiz on sandwiches and what they are called where.
-- Wedge. Grinder. Hoagie. Sub. Where would you find them and what would be on them?
DawnGraham 22 days ago
11/11, I eat too many sandwiches.
Shemp 23 days ago
Ruebens are my favorite. It's hard find Russian dressing sometimes, so I substitute Thousand Island.
larlojr Shemp 23 days ago
I agree and it still tastes great!!
Kelle 23 days ago
Would anybody mind if I left the pickles off my Cuban? Not trying to insult anybody--I just don't like pickles.
MrBill 23 days ago
6/11; missed 4, 6, 7, 8 & 11. 4 of the ones I missed I never heard of. I have heard of a Reuben but have never had one and did not know what was in it.
MaryHelen 23 days ago
left out italian beef, (chicago) grilled cheese, and tuna salad -- sandwichs are my favorite food-most of my freinds and fam prefer pizza; interestngly, when i worked downton about 25 yrs ago, i'd goout for lunch but nonoe, i mean it, noone had what i wanted: blt, or grilled cheese, or tuna salad. sandwiches had become fancy creative unfamiliar so you had to read the entire description
MissTheOldDays 24 days ago
You got 10 out of 11

Wow, you're an actual Sandwich Artist! Identifying these sammies is as easy as peanut butter and jelly – and you know it!
daDoctah 24 days ago
The French Dip was invented in Los Angeles, at Philippe's, which still stands at 1001 N Alameda St.
Shemp daDoctah 23 days ago
Everything was invented in L.A.
kmarsh12 24 days ago
#6 The Cuban sandwich originated in Tampa by the turn of the last century. It was a convenient food to provide lunch for the Cubans working in the cigar factories. Because they lived and worked alongside Italian immigrants, the sandwich traditionally included sliced Genoa salami. The Cuban people of Miami mostly arrived after Castro and had nothing to do with the long established traditions of Tampa's Cuban community. Visit the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa and experience it firsthand.
UTZAAKE 26 days ago
10/11. #4 (was distracted).
9. White American cheese also an option. Have yet to devour it with Cheez Whiz.
anthony 26 days ago
8/11.Like Charles I was groggy on number two,too,as well as #10.#4 I just didn't know.Very tasty quiz though.
garykevinware anthony 24 days ago
You're so groggy that you can't put a space between your sentences.
KellyShort 27 days ago
10/11 Wow, you're an actual Sandwich Artist!
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