More food that can kill you

I’m not sure this could cause Instant Death the way some of the foods I have posted here could, but I suspect if you ate too many of these you would not be doing yourself any favors.  However, this is one of the few foods I have posted here that I would actually eat.

The Chip Butty


This hails from Jolly Olde England, and the next time I am in England, I plan to eat as many of these as possible.  It’s the perfect food, a french fry sandwich.

I love my carbohydrates, and this would be right up my alley, just like the potato pizza in Rome, and putting stuffing on your turkey sandwich after Thanksgiving.  I’m sure I could put quite a few of these away.

This sarnie (that’s English for “sandwich”) even has it’s own song.  Apparently they sing this at the Sheffield United football matches.  I think I have just found another thing to add to my English to do list.

Here are the lyrics:

You Fill Up My Senses,

Like A Gallon Of Magnet,

Like A Packet Of Woodbines,

Like A Good Pinch Of Snuff,

Like A Night Out In Sheffield,

Like A Greasy Chip Butty,

Like Sheffield United,

Come Fill Me Again,

Na Na Na Na Na…OOOOHH!

I think one of these would be perfect with a Diet Coke and a packet of crisps…

The best sandwiches ever

You may think I am exaggerating, but these really are the best sandwiches ever.  I love them.  So will you.  You will have to make rules for yourself about how often you can prepare them because you will want to eat them every day.

I originally got this recipe from Rachel Ray Magazine.  I think I have only made one real change to them.  The original recipe says to fry up a skirt steak and then slice the meat.  But that seems like more work than it’s worth so I just use deli meat.  I’m lazy that way.  Rachel calls them Gaucho Cheesesteaks but we just call them nirvana.

The first time I made them Tom and I were silent during dinner enjoying their deliciousness.  Tom looked up at me and asked; “are these hard to make?”   When I told him no his relief was visible.  It was one of the first dinners I made when we got home from Rome.

Trust me, you will love them.  Get your car keys and go get this stuff right now.

  • 1 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1-cup extra virgin olive oil (no that’s not a typo.  It really is one cup.  Don’t bother using your best stuff-get the store brand.  I keep some handy just to make these).
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced (I never put this in)
  • 3 plum tomatoes cut into small wedges (use whatever tomatoes you have handy I’ve used everything from beefsteak to grape tomatoes with equally yummy results)
  • 2 lbs sliced deli roast beef
  • 4 sub rolls split
  • 1 package of crumbled feta cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put the garlic, jalapeño and parsley in your food processor and pulse until everything is finely chopped.  Add the red pepper flakes, lime juice, vinegar and oil and a little salt and pepper if you think of it.
  3. Put the tomatoes, onions (if you are using them) and beef in a bowl.  Pour the sauce over it all and let it marinate for a few minutes.
  4. Put the sub rolls on a cookie sheet.  Use a spoon and spoon some of the sauce onto the bread.  Put some of the beef mixture on each half. 
  5. Top with the feta cheese. 
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melty and the bread has browned a little at the edges

We eat them as open-faced sandwiches with a knife and fork.  We also never get a full 2 pounds of beef.  If it’s just Tom and I eating them I get a half-pound.  If I want leftovers (and I always want leftovers) I get a pound. If you are serving a crowd get 2 pounds.

Oh they are so good.  You will thank me for this.