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and ham salad
I could go on for the balance of this 1000 word expansion about ham
salad. It's the perfect food. It is already preserved through the
process of making a ham and gives a lot of margin or creativity.
I'm a fan of chicken salad too and a German buddy of mine made some
fleisch salata, but ham salad is the most stable. Turkey salad is a
possibility but requires smoking to be interesting enough to make a
salad out of it. Beef has many incarnations but evolved into "shit
on a shingle" which I kind of enjoy too. Shrimp salad is great but
requires a knowledge of shrimp to make it right. Let's face it, I'm
in Indiana where the shrimp are small and frozen. I've had a
lobster salad before that I considered a waste of lobster, but some
other fish might have serve the dish better. I love fried bologna.
I think it might be a great salad maker too. Fried bologna stands
on it's own as a great sandwich, if done correctly, and seems
redundant to continue on with the process of making a meat salad
out of it.
Braunschweiger (sp?) is a guilty pleasure of mine as well. I have
met so many people who love it and have a special way to make their
sandwich. Mine is with swiss cheese and a good mustard. Best if
German mustard but Dijon will do. Coarse ground Dijon is better,
but nothing like the mustard I make from scratch. Mine is more like
Wasabi and, yes, I'm a Sushi hound too. I expect Shashimi grade and
you should too. If you are still reading this stuff,
congratulations! You are obviously either really interested or you
do strange things to farm animals.