TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

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TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Synsensa » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:33 am

Question's on the tin. Is a hot dog a sandwich?

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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Valka D'Ur » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:09 am

Yes and no. If you put the hot dog between two pieces of bread, it's a sandwich. If you use a proper hot dog bun it meets the technical definition of a sandwich, but people would consider it awfully weird to call it one.

I've had it both ways. We didn't always have hot dog buns around.
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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Timsup2nothin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:52 am

No, a hot dog is a hot dog.

Related question, what do you call it if you have a proper sausage served in a hot dog bun?

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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Cutlass » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:05 pm

Does 'sandwich' even have a firm definition?

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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by endsjustifythememe » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Definition: A sandwich is a layered construction. Prerequisite for a sandwich is that the outer layer is primarily carbohydrate-based and solid while the inner layers may include anything from cuts of meat to cheese to salad and sauces, but not limited to that selection. An open faced sandwich does not require two outer layers, but merely one, that usually serves as the bottom of the dish.

Examples: A BLT is a sandwich. A burger is a sandwich. A hotdog is a sandwich. A burrito is a sandwich. A taco is an open faced sandwich. Smørrebrød is an open faced sandwich. A dumpling is a sandwich, unless it is served in a soup.

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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Valka D'Ur » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:05 pm

By that definition, a pizza is a sandwich.
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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Timsup2nothin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:56 pm

Key element "layered construction" is missing in the case of the hot dog, so it is not a sandwich by that definition, and neither is a burrito. My opinion on the pizza is that it doesn't count because it is assembled on dough, not on actual bread. It is bread by the time it is served, but the process matters.

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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Catharsis » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:58 pm

Is a wedding cake a sandwich?
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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Cutlass » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Catharsis wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:58 pm
Is a wedding cake a sandwich?

That doesn't have the bread on the outside.

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Re: TOTD 1/27: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Post by Synsensa » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:56 pm

My preferred cakes ideally don't involve bread at all.

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