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Strawberry Sandwiches

22 Jan

In Japan, foods that we would not normally consider or think of become the norm. One such sandwich is called, in translation, “Fruits Sandwich.”

Don’t be dismayed by the strange title, though. Fruit in Japanese can be said one of two ways:

果物, kudamono, which is the native Japanese word for fruit, or

フルーツ, furuutsu, which is the English loanword into Japanese for fruit. Somehow, the plural was taken into Japanese, and as Japanese doesn’t have a singular and plural distinction as English, this is the word used.

Japanese people, as Van Tilden and I have noticed, have a strange tendency to borrow English words and use them in place of the native Japanese. This happens extensively.

Moving on, Fruits Sandwich is essentially a strawberry sandwich. The ingredients aren’t necessarily difficult, but it can be a bit messy.

What you need:

  • strawberries
  • whipped cream
  • cream cheese
  • bread

What you do:

  • Cut the stems off the strawberries. Slice them thinly.
  • Mix the whipped cream and cream cheese together. Make sure the cream cheese is softened.
  • Slice the bread.
  • Spread the cream mixture on the sandwich.
  • Add the strawberries, spreading them evenly over the bread.
  • Close the sandwich.

This sandwich is high in calories and sugar, so make sure you don’t consume it too terribly much.

Beaux


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8 Comments

Posted by on January 22, 2011 in sandwiches

 

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8 responses to “Strawberry Sandwiches

  1. The Onyx Plate

    January 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    So, just like with Tomato Sandwiches, white bread is preferred. Is there a particular bread you would recommend? This sounds like it would be heavenly plopped over top of a piece of angel food cake, kind of like a trifle.

     
    • enamouredslave

      January 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

      I actually used some kind of thick bread, like the kind used for Texas Toast. (Texas Bread?) However, that was actually too thick, in my opinion, so I would just play around with it.

       
  2. gigi

    January 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Well, we eat banana sandwiches and some people eat apple sandwiches, but I am not sure about a strawberry sandwich. Guess I will have to try this at least once. Oh, and we also eat pineapple sandwiches and some even put a slice of – gasp – processed cheese on them…but these are all made with mayo and since I do Not like mayo very much, I will try it with the cream cheese since your tuna tea sandwiches made with cream cheese was so delish….Oh, and I need your recipe for the tuna with cream cheese. I know you told me, but I will have to write it down since I am a “visual” person….

     
    • enamouredslave

      January 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      Processed cheese on pineapple sandwiches? Who are they, the Anti-Cook?

       
  3. Doc

    January 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    This sounds really tasty! But Stevo – honestly – you have GOT to start including quantities in your recipes! How much whipped cream? How much cream cheese? Presumably, strawberry amount is “to taste” or however much one feels like stuffing into a single sandwich, and that’s fine. But I don’t want my whipped cream/cream cheese mixture to end up like soup or mortar, but somewhere in between, so – quantities? Please?

     
    • enamouredslave

      January 24, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      You’re right, Doc. But it’s honestly been so long since I’ve made the strawberry sandwiches that I can’t recall the exact measurements. This happens to me frequently, it seems.

       
      • Doc

        January 25, 2011 at 3:27 am

        You know that face Moe makes when Lsrry, Curly or Shemp makes a grave error? I’m making that face right now…

        Still, I love you, so probably I’ll get over it somehow… 😉

         
      • Doc

        January 25, 2011 at 3:28 am

        Or Larry, even.

         

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