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The Diablo Sandwich

FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
edited 12:02AM in EggHead Forum
I know some of you that frequent this board fancy yourselves connoisseurs of the silver screen. As such, I present for your entertainment and approval a sandwich born of one of my favorite scenes from what is perhaps the best script put to film. It features everything you need in a great movie: action, intrigue, romance, suspense, and some of the finest actors of any generation.

If you haven't been able to guess from these clues (true fans know from the title of this post), the movie is none other than the 1977 classic, Smokey and the Bandit. I would set the scene for this, but I'm sure you all know it by heart, just as I do.

The raws:


Begin by toasting one side of two pieces of super soft Texas toast. You want the bread to be as soft as possible:


Chop a handful of jalapenos and half a yellow onion. Then slice two hot link sausages lengthwise, then slice the skin side to prevent curling. The onions and peppers are sweated in a pat of butter.


The sausages are grilled hot for a few minutes on either side:


Then we begin the build. Toast, a slice of sharp cheddar, then sausages, the onions/peppers, and another slice of sharp cheddar. Splash a few glugs of Texas Pete's on the inside of the top slice of bread, then jam it all together.




Serve it up with some fresh tater tots, and there you have it. A true American classic.


Now for the bonus question for those that have been paying attention.

What did I drink with this meal?

And five bucks to the first person to tell me what Sheriff Buford T. Justice's son tried to order at the same diner where this sandwich was first born.


  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Sally Field was a looker.

    Nice sammy! Nathan's Dogs?
  • Well, you had to have a Dr.Pepper with that Diablo Sammich, and Junior wanted Hushpppies Daddy.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    We got no time for that crap!
  • I don't know much about movies but I love the sangweech!


    Caledon, ON


  • You chasing somebody? Somebody chasing you? Nobody chasin me boy. :laugh:
    One of the funniest movies of all time, really miss Jackie Gleason.
  • antmara,

    Yes, one of the true classics of American cinema. Never mind all that film noir stuff :laugh:



    Caledon, ON


  • Didnt say it was highbrow, said it was funny. ;)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Great looking sammitch. I'll have two please. :P
  • One of my all time favorite movies! "you tick turd".
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    LMAO! Everytime I see or hear the word Diablo, I think of that scene. When I read your title I just laughed because I figured it was just another time when someone used it and didn't know the movie. I think it debuted in 1977 which was the year I was born. Even so, It's probably my favorite film of all time. Good laughs! Thanks
  • RoudyRoudy Posts: 431
    Great lookin sammich, and I can see why it gave Buford T indigestion.

    My only regret about the movie was recently showing it to my 15 year old daughter (the one with blue streaks in her hair). Now she's fixated on me buying a late 70's Trans Am with the eagle on the hood. :huh:
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i was gonna chime in with the now-required insult, but it looks damn good rod.
    don't recall if i confessed that i watched smokey and the bandit last week. did you just catch it on late night cable? hadn't seen it in years, and they just might be running it on a loop on one of the cable channels...

    frankly, i started watching to see how bad it was gonna be, and i was surprised how wrong i was. could used a few miller lites even. (see, i can learn). hahaa

    wife now says i should be burt reynolds for halloween. or maybe norm macdonald's version of burt reynolds.

    anyway. knowing your 'issues' the other day, G.I. wise, i'm surprised you upped the ante with the diabolo.

    how long did it take before it kicked in? or, kicked it's way out, rather
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Great post :laugh:
    Will have to re-watch this movie now

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I've been off my meds for two days so the plumbing has corrected itself. The Diablo was on the menu a couple days ago but was delayed due to the plumbing problem.

    I keep S&tB in my Netflix instant queue. I even stream it on my phone. The only movie I watch more frequently (and I also know every line word-for-word) is Full Metal Jacket.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    That car was awesome. One of my best friends had one very similar. We got in a lot of trouble in that car.

    I'd love to have one.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Yes. I took Nathan's hot dogs and put them into an empty package of Hillshire Farms beef hot links, then resealed it for the first photo. :whistle:

    Now Frog - I have to concur, she was rather attractive.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I honestly debated whether it would benefit from a little touch of the bomb, but decided it had enough punch without it.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I bet you couldn't eat two.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    the list of favorite quotes would take up far too much bandwidth. anyone that hasn't seen it is really missing a classic.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Well, I may be crazy, but I watch it with my daughters, who are considerably younger.

    My seven year old likes to interject quotes into otherwise normal daily conversation. Makes me a proud Daddy.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Being a dog person you'll love Fred's role. Kind of a silent antagonist.

    "I don't believe Fred bit you, mister. He don't like grease."
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    FMJ. Holy crap.

    I liked your work in that. Bathroom scene especially. That look in your eyes was the same you had when steven stole your sausage
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Your Diablo looks fantastic. I share your love of the movie - have seen it so many times and would watch it again this afternoon if it were playing (my husband might not be too thrilled as he wants to watch the race). Can't remember what he tried to order to drink...will read through the other posts - someone surely got it by now! :laugh:
  • Fidel, thanks for the Diablo blast from the past! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I'm thinking your right but I did imagine myself biting into one and tasting that bad boy. :laugh: :P

    I DA definitely DA definitely had the Pavlov thing going!
  • That looks realllll good. Have you ever had Pearl dogs? I've never had them yet but I hear they are great.The next time I go east I'm going to get some.
    Frank from Indiana
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