Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cornbread Sandwiches - Corny?

I recently went on a girls' weekend to Jefferson, TX and, whilst searching for ghosts and spirits, we also had to eat. One of the places we ate was a little restaurant that served sandwiches on cornbread. The service and management was a little ridiculous in many ways, not the least of which was that they deceivingly charge $.25 for ice water with your overpriced meal (because they're pissed off you aren't paying $1.85 for one can of Coke - that's right, $1.85 for one can). I wondered if the sandwiches would be gimmicky since all they serve is sandwiches on cornbread - but turns out......corny? No. Delicious? YES. So, we have duplicated them a few times at home now.

For the cornbread, I have tried a double box of Jiffy cooked per instructions and it's crumbly. I have also tried Homemade Gourmet's Texas Cornbread - also crumbly, but less so. I cooked both times in bigger pans than called for so the cornbread wouldn't be so thick that the sandwich was mainly bread.

The Turkey-Hammy-Clubby Version:

Cornbread rectangle, sliced in half like a biscuit. Mayo on one side, mustard on the other. Cheddar cheese slice (Tillamook from Costco = love), then turkey, then shredded cheddar or colby-jack, then ham, then sliced red onions. Put it together and microwaved for about 15 seconds. (See the next post for the recipe for that fab-u-luss soup by the sandwich.)

The Chili-Cheese-Eat-With-A-Fork Version:

Cornbread rectangle topped with some mustard, then homemade chili, shredded cheddar, and red onions.

The kids were impressed with neither, though Ginger will eat ham and cheese in any form. Mr. D loved both, but preferred the Chili one. I loved them both, but there was some weird taste w/ my homemade chili and so, when it was leftover time, Mr. D ate a Chili one and I ate another Clubby one. Sometimes where we buy ground beef makes a difference in how I feel about the final product. I need to figure out where it is that I like ground beef from and only buy it there.

Peace, Love, and Dinner


Mom of Fred and Ginger
Wife of Mr. D
Copier of Corniness


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