Special Report

These Are America’s Favorite Sandwiches

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12. Egg salad
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 58%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 20%
> Never tried it: 9%

The egg salad sandwich is literally just that — egg salad on a slice of bread, or between two slices of bread with lettuce. The egg salad contains mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper. Some recipes also have green onion, celery, and fresh dill added.

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11. Tuna
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 64%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 13%
> Never tried it: 5%

One of the most common ways to use canned tuna is in mayonnaise-bound tuna salad. And one of the most popular ways to eat tuna salad is in a tuna sandwich — an open-faced sandwich in which a tuna salad has been topped with cheddar or some other cheese and passed under the broiler. The salad usually has celery, onion, and lemon juice. Some recipes add celery and a pickle as a side.

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10. Pulled pork
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 65%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 14%
> Never tried it: 8%

Pulled pork is meat (often pork shoulder) that’s been smoked, then pulled apart into shreds. It’s not certain who first decided to make a sandwich out of it, but credit sometimes goes to Leonard Heuberger of Leonard’s barbecue pit in Memphis, who put the meat, along with barbecue sauce and coleslaw on a bun in the 1920s. Some recipes for pulled pork sandwiches add horseradish sauce and BBQ sauce.

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9. Peanut butter and jelly
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 66%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 16%
> Never tried it: 4%

Peanut butter as we know it today dates from the late 19th century (one pioneer in its production was John Harvey Kellogg of cereal fame), and the first recipe for the sandwich popularly known as the PB&J was published in 1901. With the advent of sliced bread in the late 1920s and the proliferation of commercial peanut butter brands, it became popular nationwide.

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8. Bacon
> Really or somewhat ‘like’: 67%
> Really or somewhat ‘dislike’: 10%
> Never tried it: 9%

Bacon sandwich, a British breakfast staple, consists of cooked bacon between two bread slices sometimes spread with butter. Other seasoning and sauces may be added based on taste preference. In the United Kingdom, the sandwich is known as a bacon butty.