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As to open-faced sandwiches, they generally are hot "meals" served on
bread with some glutinous sauce. My favorite is the hot brown.
Since you appear to be British, my question to you is why spotted-dick?
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Don't know about club sandwiches.
AST wrote in message ...
>I live in England and have no Idea why 'Club' sandwiches are thusly
>called...and want to know why....also, what does 'Open-faced' ....
Could be they were first served in men's clubs or in the club cars on trains.
Then again, maybe not. An open-face sandwich is a slice of bread with goodies on
it but lacks the top slice of bread. For instance, a slice of bread or toast
with sliced roast beef and gravy on it, is an a open-face sandwich.
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>Can't help you with the club sandwiches, but an open-faced sandwich is
>simply a single slice of bread with sandwich filling on top, without a
>second slice of bread covering it.
So strictly speaking, it's not filling...it's topping ;-)
Open-faced is also called Danish style.
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Could it be 'cause they didn't let Jews in them other Clubs? <G>
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>> I live in England and have no Idea why 'Club' sandwiches are thusly
>> called...and want to know why....
I agree with Bob Y. here. When I was very young, and the U.S. still
had functional passenger railways, I would eat these sandwiches. The
"dining car" was also known as the "Club Car."
I buy club rolls all the time ... but you don't make club sandwiches
with them ... (smile) Jews have club sandwiches, they're called
Jewish Sloppy Joes, where I live.
Well...Thanks every1 for the explanations....now as for you...Watts.
>Since you appear to be British, my question to you is why spotted-dick?
I shall endeavour to make a discovery of your request.
Two shuttles in one sentence! Woohoo! :@)
I don't know why they are called it....I do know that they don't taste too
good. I prefer hot meat on toasted bread.
Open faced means two slices of bread with stuff piled up on each side. You
have the option of jamming it all together and eating one sandwich, or
eating side at a time.
That is how it was explained to me.
I love spurious acronyms, but you don't really believe that one, do you?
On Tue, 08 Dec 1998 15:42:13 GMT, ri...@bright.net (Rick Mendenhall)
>On Mon, 07 Dec 1998 01:56:42 -0800, Dave <dbe...@erinet.com> wrote:
>>> I live in England and have no Idea why 'Club' sandwiches are thusly
On Tue, 08 Dec 1998 16:10:29 GMT, alsa...@netcom.ca (Michel Boucher)
>So how come when a Jewish Deli serves a Corned Beef on *Club*, it arrives on a
>section of bagette-like bread rather than sliced bread, and it's not
>Could it be 'cause they didn't let Jews in them other Clubs? <G>
>>Since you appear to be British, my question to you is why spotted-dick?
It's a good question!
The Oxford English Dictionary lists it. Under "spotted" the OED shows it as a
"colloquial usage" with the first written occurrence of the name no earlier
than 1849 (in Alexis Soyer's _Modern Housewife_): "Plum Bolster, or Spotted
Dick. Roll out two pounds of paste...have some Smyrna raisins well washed..."
Under "dick", though, the OED gives a dialect usage of 1847 for a kind of hard
cheese, and then right after that, a definition from the _Almondbury and
Huddersfield Glossary_ of 1883, "'Dick', plain pudding: if with treacle
sauce, 'treacle dick': mod. 'spotted dick', currant or raisin pudding." Then
other definitions come up (older meanings of the word, such as a riding whip, a
dike, and slang for a dictionary or for a declaration.
Anyone have an earlier citation or derivation?
Also, just a conjecture: could the second part of the name be a corruption
from Dutch _dek_ or German _dick_, "thick?" Because the stuff sure is.
Best! -- Diane
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