Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Hump Day Poll

I keep seeing this come up and I never thought about it but figured I'd get your thoughts too. 

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

I've never considered a hot dog a sandwich because 1) I don't care and 2) think of how weird it would be if you said "yeah, I'll have the hot dog sandwich."  People would look at you like a ninny. 

I get where people who say it is a sandwich are coming from because it has bread with something in between but I still wouldn't consider it a sandwich dogs stand on their own in my eyes.

So how about you?

Is a hot dog a sandwich? Why or why not?

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  1. I never think of a hot dog as a sandwich, though I am sure it meets the basic definition of a sandwich too. Then a gyro would as well in that case but I don't think people say gyro sandwich either. So I am with you. I say it is not a sandwich in the vernacular.

  2. I don't think of it as a sandwich because then it's not as appealing. Lol. Because in my mind, I'll be deciding between eating a sandwich or a hot dog and categorize them differently. Not dog always wins with me btw. Lol. Fun question!

  3. Haha! No! A sandwich in my mind needs 2 pieces of bread. Due to the virus I dont grocery shop as often. So I am eating dogs and brats diagonal on a piece of bread. Growing up we didnt have buns, paper towels, napkins or kleenex. It was wonder bread and to!
    Great question!

  4. No, it is not a sandwich because the meat is not sliced and in my mind it needs to be served between to slices of bread. A partially sliced roll is not the same thing. There needs to be two distinct slices of bread product.

    In Germany I had sausages from a street vendor in a bun without the bun being sliced at all. I hole was made in the bun, condiments inserted, and then the sausage inserted in the hole. It made eating the sausage while walking much easier, no chance for it to slip out of the bun. Those definitely were not sandwiches.

  5. I do not think of a hotdog/bun or a hamburger/bun as a sandwich. Nor brats/bun.

  6. Technically it meets the definition, but I don't think of it that way either. In college I worked at a fast food place and our burgers/chicken were all "sandwiches" and I thought that was weird too but I got used to it.

    Every culture seems to have some version of meat/bread combination that's cheap and portable. I wish someone would write a book because I just think the history of all that would be really interesting. Probably I'm the only one and that's why there is no book.


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