My hometown is famous for the horseshoe sandwich! What about your hometown? Recipes..

  1. I'm feeling a little nostalgic today...
    In my hometown they have this dish that is sort of like... well it's really cheesey and you just have to try it! It definitely is not good for you but tastes... GREAT!
    Anybody else ever hear of it?
    Anybody else have a recipe that belongs to their hometown?

    HORSESHOE SANDWICH

    Two local chefs created the Springfield Horseshoe Sandwich in 1928 at the Leland Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.

    Frozen French fries
    2 egg yolks
    1/2 C. beer
    2 T. butter
    3 C. grated sharp Cheddar or Colby cheese
    1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 tsp. dry mustard
    1/2 tsp. salt
    Dash of cayenne pepper
    2 slices bread
    Cooked meat (ham, hamburger, corned beef,
    chicken, bacon, shrimp, turkey, etc.)
    Dash of paprika

    Prepare frozen French fries according to package directions.

    Meanwhile, prepare cheese sauce by first beating egg yolks and beer together.

    Melt butter and cheese together over boiling water, stirring in one direction only with wooden spoon.

    Add Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt and cayenne pepper.

    Stirring constantly, add beer/egg mixture to cheese mixture a little at a time. Keep mixture hot as you stir, but don't let it bubble.

    Meanwhile, toast bread.

    Meanwhile, preheat platter. Place toast on platter. Place meat atop toast. Cover meat with cheese sauce. Circle platter with French fries. Add dash of paprika. Makes 1 serving.

    Tip
    Constant stirring and top-quality cheese will yield a smooth mixture.
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  2. 55 Comments

  3. by   LasVegasRN
    That sounds delicious. With a big tall glass of Kool-aid (diet, of course ) Mmmmm........
  4. by   Q.
    I think this is a Midwestern thing but.....

    Cannibal Sandwich:

    Raw (yes raw) ground beef, with a slice of red onion and salt on a piece of rye bread.

    YUM!
  5. by   nursegoodguy
    Originally posted by Susy K
    I think this is a Midwestern thing but.....

    Cannibal Sandwich:

    Raw (yes raw) ground beef, with a slice of red onion and salt on a piece of rye bread.

    YUM!
    OMG! I remember this! Yes as a child, (like 3) we ate this...
    It tasted so good then but now.... I don't think I could do it?
    We also ate raw potatoes with salt... God know wonder I can't cook I was traumatized as a child!
  6. by   nursenoelle
    hmmm.. have to dig up my recipe for watermelon margaritas , yum

    Our lil' piece of the south boasts the worlds largest watermelons, we have a festival and all in praise of the fruit
  7. by   shannonRN
    goodguy, that sounds sooo good. might make that tomorrow!!

    i'm a midwesterner...don't think i could eat a raw sandwich.

    as for my hometown recipie...hmmmm. since i'm a hoosier i guess it would be anything to do with corn. <think bubba gump> corn bread, corn chowder, popcorn.... :chuckle
  8. by   nursenoelle
    *John's Watermelon Suprise*



    1/3 med. watermelon

    2-12 oz. cans of frozen lemonade concentrate

    1 lemon

    1/2 cup sugar

    Instructions:

    Deseed and liquify watermelon w/o skin or rind in blender,also do this for lemon. Add the 2 cans of concentrate, following directions on can, but substitute 1 can of alcohol of choice for a can of the water.


    ** John suggests unbonded whiskey if available, otherwise Everclear, Vodka or lt. Rum will do.
    Watch out for the everclear though.
    If you are at someone elses campsite, you may never make it back to yours.
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    blend @ low speed adding sugar to taste start with 1/4 cup at first,when smooth,pour into mason jar and stoor in cooler. Serve to unsuspecting freinds and be the hit o' the party.
    take that for what it's worth.


    NOTE: can be made w/ no alcohol for the yungunns,designated drivers, etc. still very refreshing.
  9. by   SHELLYBELLYRN
    well, I'm not FROM here............but I live in Toledo............famous for Tony Packo's restaurant (the one Klinger spoke of on M*A*S*H*)............hot dogs with chili sauce, pickles and peppers...........
  10. by   CATHYW
    My town is famous for having the smallest public school in the state. The graduating class ranges from 2-6.

    The other thing is that we have the most awesome mountain views and the highest mountain in the state. Food is just good old down-home stuff. Yummers!
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Guiseppe, not much of a sandwich eater here--- but this merits a 2nd look! I bet it ROCKS on sourdough bread!!! Can't say (even tho I am native to the Midwest) I have ever heard of a Cannibal (eek raw meat, really???) sandwich or the Horseshoe Sandwich. I DO recall Scott's great aunt and grannie saying they used to eat ground beef with onions and spices raw. Bout made me vomit, but it's apparently not uncommon among those Norweigan decendants up in the Snowy North...... I guess, I Must have been deprived as a child, eating peanut butter and grilled cheeses all those years. (grin).

    Thanks for the recipes, Suzy and Guiseppe! And Noelle, your recipes sounds DELIGHTFUL! I will HAVE to try that one! OH and being from Chicago, well--- you all know what that place is famous for....(among many things)....DEEP DISH PIZZA! and yes, i have mastered making that at home cause I miss Sweet Home Chicago on some days. ......and pizza in Seattle is a major and very bad Joke. If anyone is interested, PM me and I will send ya the recipe. I do make the crust from scratch in my bread machine and it turns out pretty good!!!! Anywho....good thread, Guiseppe!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Oct 9, '02
  12. by   adrienurse
    I grew up on the Mennonite bible belt, and love some good Mennonite food once in a while. One specialty is farmer sausage. It is a smoked, pork sausage and nobody else seems to have heard about it except for people who are from around here. Very good.
    I guess one of our specialties are wild meats, such as deer and moose. Bison and Ostrich meat are popular (they are farmed around here), and are served at many restaurants. Pickeral (walleye), and Goldeye Catfish are also served. City Bread and KUB also make delicious rye bread.
  13. by   spineCNOR
    Birmingham, Alabama is known for Fried Green Tomatoes (and don't you Yankees sneer at this--it's really good!)

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    1 medium green tomato (per person. Must be COMPLETELY green-even a little red won't work as well)

    salt and pepper

    white cornmeal

    shortening or the traditional Southern bacon drippings

    Slice tomatoes about 1/4 inch thick, season with salt and pepper. Coat both sides with cornmeal. In a large skillet, heat enough shortening or bacon drippings to coat the bottom of the pan and fry tomatoes until lightly browned on both sides.

    -courtesy of Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe --a great book if you haven't read it!


    (Yes, I know I'm off the subject, but Fannie Flagg's newest book, Standing In the Rainbow is also great.)
  14. by   frankie
    Hi - My hometown is New Orleans. So I long for hometown food ofter. The latest craving I have is for a hot roast beef sandwich from this little shop uptown - the roast beef is shaved thin, and cooked in brown gravy (as opposed to red gravy) - and the sandwich is on french bread 6 inch or 12 inch - there is swiss cheese on this - and it softens with the hot roast beef and gravy - because they wrap this up in a foil package. It is soooo gooooodddd! frankie

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