Thursday, April 5, 2007

Hot Pastrami!

That's our next sandwich!
I'm pretty excited because Everett's has fantastic pastrami. I love hot pastrami sandwiches with yellow mustard and white cheese (maybe Swiss)on white hoagie buns.
Sure, I've had the classic deli style hot pastrami sandwich--a huge pile of meat on rye bread, with pickles on the side. I've even had it at Katz's Deli in New York. And it was delicious.
But my favorite hot pastrami of all time was the first hot pastrami I ever ate. When I was a kid, my brother and I spent a good part of every summer in Victor, Montana visiting my aunt and uncle. Victor is pretty small, so you have to go to other towns to get pretty much anything. The nearest town of size (2400 people then) is Hamilton, about 15 miles away. There was a little sandwich shop there called the Back Door Deli(I think?) and they made an awesome hot pastrami. A decent, but not huge, pile of thinly sliced pastrami, yellow mustard, melted white cheese (I wish I knew which kind!), all on a soft white hoagie bun. It opened my eyes to what a sandwich could be. It turned me from a picky sandwich hating kid into...a less picky sandwich hating kid. I still rejected boring old ham and mayo on bread. (Still do, surprised?) But add some zing to the mix and I was open to a whole new class of foods!

7 comments:

Peter said...

i had no idea about your sanwich issues. i was overjoyed to read of montana, back before it was corrupted by huey lewis.

Rebecca said...

Don't you remember that in grade school I used to eat a bread and butter sandwich and rolled up pieces of ham (stuck through with a toothpick, thanks for teaching me to pay attention to detail, Mama!)for lunch everyday?
I wouldn't have dreamed of sticking them together-ish.

Anonymous said...

Even I remember that. Ham roll-ups.
Yup.

Rebecca said...

Amy Cool J, is that you???
Glad you cracked the posting code!

Anonymous said...

It is me! (I'm still 'anonymous', but I'll figure it out.........)

Peter said...

i vote for egg salad sandwich today

Tony said...

Hot Pastrami... Yummy!
Now there is a candidate for some hot spicy mustard.