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How to make the most boring of sandwiches extraordinary!

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posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:25 PM
I'm sure not everyone will agree with this, alone this addition may be grotesque to some.

I'll build up the anticipation a little.

Before Dillon's closed down last year, I would frequent their deli for roast beef, turkey, ham, cheese, and what not.

One day, something caught my eye.

Green olives.

These particular ones were stored in olive oil and stuffed with cream cheese.

Well, I got a half-pound to try them out. I could only handle about one or two, the taste was too strong.

I contemplated what I could do with these things, I had so many.

So I sliced them in half and put them on a sandwich.


The explosion of flavor in my mouth, nothing else put on a sandwich can compare.

Well, Dillon's is closed. I am hard pressed to find fresh olives.

I have to resort to pickled olives, but the funny thing is it still makes a sandwich amazing.

I have a jar of green olives stuff with pimiento. Not as good as the fresh ones with cream cheese, but I take what I can get.

So for anyone on a budget, and eating the same *bleeping* sandwich for lunch everyday.

Put some green olives on it. Believe me, you won't regret it. Unless of course, you are some kind of extraterrestrial....

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:28 PM
I just realized this in the wrong category....

Save me modders!

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:33 PM
The best sandwich I've ever tasted:
Soft bun cut in half
Margarine and mustard
Green stuffed Mozilla olives, sliced
Garlic sausage, sliced
Romaine lettuce

So simple yet so, so good, and you absolutely nailed it- olives are the answer.

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:51 PM
a reply to: GodEmperor

Why didn't I ever think to make these? Tomorrow I'll make one of those sandwiches for lunch. Thanks for the idea!!!!

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 07:02 PM
a reply to: GodEmperor

I was going to be sarcastic and say that the best way to make a sandwich incredible is to turn it into a hamburger.

No but I'd always put olives on my sandwiches and people'd always look at me strange. They bring out flavors really well for some reason.
edit on 4-9-2015 by OrphanApology because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:08 PM
Olives are wonderful. It's incredible how they merge with other ingredients to bring out the flavors.
I made a sandwich today with almond butter (on Ezekial Bread) and sliced up some ordinary green olives
as a topping. It took the sang-a-wigh from a "5" to a "9".

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:14 PM
Check out Olive Loaf at your local meat market - deli - It's a sausage made with olives..
a reply to: GodEmperor

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:24 PM
That would be a good idea except for one small fact, olives are disgusting

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:29 PM
a reply to: 0 x 0

Olive loaf is pretty good, but it's just not enough olive...

It's like the difference between skim milk and whole milk.

One of my favorite sandwiches: whole wheat, mayo, roast beef, olive loaf, pepper jack, and stuffed olives.

My olive resistance has grown considerably, I need larger doses to get my fix.

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:31 PM
a reply to: ADAMandEVIL

I hope you won't mind if I confiscate that recipe.

For security purposes. Lol

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:33 PM
a reply to: OrphanApology


What would happen if I put olives on a hamburger?

I don't know if I'm ready for that.

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:38 PM
a reply to: ColeYounger

Amazing how olives do that.

People equate eating healthy to eating bland.

They've just never added the 'Above Top Secret' ingredient.

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:40 PM
a reply to: mymymy

Well, to each their own.

I have a feeling, you've never put them in a sandwich before.

It may be a pleasant surprise.

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:48 PM
a reply to: GodEmperor

Oh exactly, my wife loves them, and I will follow this advice for her and surprise her, but man, they've always creeped me out lol

posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 09:14 PM
Green olives aren't bad, but they are are a little vanilla for my taste buds.
Try Kalamatas or Galilee olives if you have bolder taste.

posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 12:47 AM
a reply to: GodEmperor

Olives on a hamburger cooked on a charcoal grill...served with avocado and a toasted bun that's been dashed lightly in olive oil.


Oh and thinly sliced tomato and possibly cucumbers.

I could go on.

But I don't know if the world is ready for this.
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posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 10:02 AM
a reply to: GodEmperor

My favorite green olives are jalapeno stuffed. outstanding.

I use green olives in place of pickles in my potato salad. I hate the crap they call pimentos (its not really even food...its gelatin) so i buy the jalapeno stuff ones. Then i buy pimentos separately (brined in water). Or roasted red peppers, which are amazing.

In Mexican cooking they are using olives more ad more. While in Piedras Negras last summer I had a couple of different empanadas from different places. The ground beef ones had minced black and green olives in it. They were really good.

Olive growing has been coming to Texas over the last 10 years or so. Not as good as some of the olives back in the Mediterranean...but they are local grown so very fresh.

posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 10:06 AM
a reply to: skunkape23

i like kalamatas that are pitted, then marinated in oil with garlic. After they have cured a little, toss in some feta cheese chunks.

Ill run them through my garlic press, mix with some chives, and a little olive oil to make a tapenade for whatever. If i am eating low carb, i just roll a little bit into some genoa salami slices for a snack. If i am not eating low carb, ill serve it with bruschetta or something.

posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 10:36 AM
a reply to: GodEmperor

I agree and have used them on multiple sandwiches...I also like to use different olives, but my favorite are Olives stuffed with garlic cloves....OMG!!!

posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 10:38 AM
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

YOU WIN! This is a great Idea...I never thought to put them in a garlic press...GENIUS...I will be doing this later today! GAME CHANGER for sure!!!

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