Not everyone has the means for fine dining, and not everyone can afford to have the fridge stuffed to bursting with fresh ingredients. Sometimes you just have to make do.
Many has been the time when I placed a single slab of lunch meat between two slices of bread and chowed down.
Rather dull. But there isn’t any cheese to be had at the moment, and there won’t be until the end of the week when I get paid. No lettuce or fresh greens to lend a little texture to the soft blandness. What to do?
Use those leftover potato chips, of course!
Pile them on until the top bread slice is teetering precariously, and then push down to level out the structure. This lends a great deal more flavor and texture to the bland and soft. Crunch crunch, eat em’ up!
Don’t have potato chips, or crisps as our brothers and sisters in the UK and Ireland call them? Then use any other snack crisp you can get your hands on. Corn chips, tortilla chips, whatever. Thin, crunchy, and salty is the order of the day. When it comes to bland sandwiches, this is the spice of life!
McDonald’s has a Great Tastes of America menu that is available in the UK and Ireland. They trot it out for six weeks every summer, and try new variations on the old favorites. This year they offer something called the Tex-Mex Stack, and this is how a food writer describes the sandwich….
Another bloody weird one.
The Tex Mex Stack has two beef burgers, pepper jack cheese, spicy smoky sauce, CRISPY TORTILLA CHIPS, and a spicy bun. Whaaaa.
The author thinks chips on a sandwich is “bloody weird“??? What bizarro world did they come from?
Am I to understand that snack chips on sandwiches is unique to the United States? That is something I simply cannot believe!
I wish they would offer the Tex Mex Stack here in Texas where I now reside. The worthy residents of Ireland and the UK may find it to be shockingly odd to their palate, but it would fit right in with the residents of the Lone Star State.