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Poor Man's Sandwich Recipe
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Poor Man's Sandwich

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"I don't know why it is called 'Poor-Man Sandwich'. But I do know it is a long time family recipe that tastes GREAT!!. It may sound strange, however you have to try it to understand what it is. Enjoy!!!!"

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Original recipe makes 1 sandwich Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Spread peanut butter onto one slice of the bread. Place pickle slices and onion slices onto the peanut butter. Spread mayonnaise onto the other slice of bread, and place on top of the other piece of bread.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 12, 2006

wow. I cant believe I ate that. and even more, I cant believe I liked that. I think my choice of sugar free pb was helpful. it reminded me of dill pickle potato chips (which I dont know if they have in the US). next time I have a craving for chips, I will eat this freaky sandwich.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2006

I gave this a three as I found it neither bad nor exciting just kinda boring. There was not a flavor in particular that stood out to me. My husband laughed when he looked inside the sandwich and gagged his way through eating it. He would have give it one star.


74 Ratings

Mar 12, 2008

What can I say - I had to try it! This combination worked really well. I think the key is balance; too much of any one of the ingredients would have thrown it off, but if you don't go overboard on anything it all gets together and sings. Reminded me a bit of bread-and-butter pickles; tangy, but sweet, and with a little bite from the onion. I'll make this again!

Oct 25, 2007

I loved this recipe. I had to try it because it was so different and didn't really think I would like it all. The flavors really compliment each other.I used Claussen Sandwich Stackers and red onioin. It's standard lunch box fare now.

Dec 22, 2010

i really loved this and i think my husband was terrified that i was pregnant when he saw the ingredients! It was really good and my nieces and nephew also liked it! thanks!

Feb 08, 2006

I had to try this because it reminded me of a sandwich that my grandfather eats all the time for breakfast which is... PB, mayo and raisens on ww toast. This was surprisingly good as is my grandpa's oldtime favorite. I think I'd like it better with no onion though.

Mar 20, 2006

This was a very interesting sandwich and it was a lot of fun to try. My husband and I both enjoyed it very much. I like the flavor of raw onions as long as it is not very strong so I only used about half of the amount suggested. I'll definitely make it again!

Nov 11, 2006

This sandwich (hold the onion) is my dad's and my favorite. We thought we were weird for liking this concoction. It's nice to know that we are not alone.


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 971 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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