Yesterday was National Sandwich Day, which, should be celebrated nationally. It would have absolutely thrilled me to observe the day with a McRib, but, alas, the damn things never made it anywhere near Baltimore.
So, I made a barbecue sandwich of a different sort, Pittsburgh’s second-most favorite sandwich (after Primanti’s), the chipped ham barbecue.
I featured this sandwich once before, and it was excellent. So I decided to do it again. But this time I made a much smaller amount, enough for two sandwiches. One that I had for dinner last night. And one that I will have for dinner tonight while I finally put all of my clothing in drawers
Let me note that this whole moving-into-a-new-house thing is quite the undertaking. But it will be worth it.
Look, Ma! A real stove!
Can you believe it? It’s not fancy or anything. But it works. And it’s big enough to fit a cookie sheet. And I did indeed use a cookie sheet to bake the little curly fries that I made to go with my sandwich, but first, let’s get to the sandwich.
No, I did not use the recipe on the right. I did my own little version (which is based on the recipe that I used the last time I made these). But I think I am going to have to try the little recipe above because it says that they are WONDERFUL. And, there’s only only 6 ingredients.
Here’s my version:
Chipped Ham BBQ Sammiches1/4 pound chipped chopped ham (Isaly’s, if available, or any shaved deli ham) 1/4 small onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup HEINZ ketchup
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/8 cup water 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 hamburger buns Melt butter in large saucepan and sauté onions for 1-2 minute until translucent.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the ham and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Serve hot on hamburger buns.
Isn’t that little tray cool? I have a ton of Heinz-themed kitchen stuff. My grandpa, who was a doctor, did something for H.J. Heinz company, so he got gifts from them every Christmas. Now that I have the bigger kitchen (huzzah!) I should dig it all out and start using it more.
Oh, I also want to show you that before my move I tried the “Cat Circle.” Basically, the theory is that if you make a circle, cats just inexplicably want to sit in it.
So, since I have a cat, I had to try it with Brian.
This is how it went:
I made a nice circle (or hexagon. Whatever).
Brian ignored it completely.
Brian and Tom Selleck are all “fuck you, circle.”
You cat circle people are liars. LIARS!
Here is Mr. Selleck with a McRib.
It’s my favorite.