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Old 06-25-2002, 10:25 AM
Stink Fish Pot Stink Fish Pot is offline
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"what is a diablo sandwich?"

I popped my copy of "Smokey and the Bandit" in the VCR last night (yeah, yeah.... I know.)

Buford T. Justice stops off at a greasy spoon and says, "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, make it fast, I'm in a goddamn hurry!"

My question is, what exactly IS a diablo sandwich? The movie takes place in the southern US, so I wonder if it's a regional thing. I have never seen diablo meat at the deli... and I've never seen it on a menu. I believe diablo is spanish for devil, but I've never heard of a devil sandwich either.

Thanks for your help. I'm east bound and down.
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Old 06-25-2002, 10:31 AM
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Searching google.com turns up lots and lots and lots of possibilities. Best guess, given the locale and type of restaurant: BBQ. Hot BBQ.

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Old 06-25-2002, 11:16 AM
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Focaccia bread
Pesto
Lettuce
Tomato
Several slices of Satan

Hey, that's how I'd make it!

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Old 06-25-2002, 11:21 AM
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Token reference whenever food is mentioned in thread:

"Mmmmmmmm.....Diablo sandwich......"
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Old 06-25-2002, 11:25 AM
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It's when you get stuck between Baal and his duplicate in the Worldstone Chamber during the final battle of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.
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Old 06-26-2002, 01:58 AM
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I've heard of two kinds of diablo sandwiches:

- A Greek sandwich made up of chopped pork and onions (I think this was the original), and

- Any sandwich topped with hot salsa (I think this was probably inspired by Smokey and the Bandit rather than vice versa).


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Old 06-26-2002, 02:03 AM
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This just in: There was a thread on misc.transport.trucking about this a few years ago, and someone had a diablo sandwich in Macon that was made of fried eggs and red hots:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...8d746e2&rnum=3

That sounds more like Smokey and the Bandit fare to me than either of my other suggestions.


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Old 06-26-2002, 02:09 AM
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Re: "what is a diablo sandwich?"

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Originally posted by Max
I popped my copy of "Smokey and the Bandit" in the VCR last night (yeah, yeah.... I know.)

Yeah, yeah...I know! My ass!
Don't you ever, ever, insult yo daddy like that again!

That movie was, what 99% of movies today are not: PURE FUN TO WATCH!!!!!

Anyway, I always thought a diablo sandwhich was liverwurst, onions, and salsa.

Washed down with a can of Cooers beer?
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:12 AM
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Re: Re: "what is a diablo sandwich?"

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Washed down with a can of Cooers beer?

Sigh!

That should be Coors. But I don't drink that moldy, bootlegged stuff!
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Old 06-26-2002, 08:00 AM
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Still a mystery....

Thanks for the link, Tom. Fried eggs and redhots could be the answer. But it definitely appears to have other variations as well. I ran the google search suggested by KneadToKnow, and after weeding through links to a band called "Diablo Sandwich" and all of the SATB movie quotes, there appears to be something called a Chicken Diablo Sandwich.

It seems to be spicy food on a bun. But what exactly was on the sandwich that Buford T. Justice ordered and ate seems to still be a mystery.

Oh, and PK.... I'd never slam SATB. One of my favorite, mindless movies!

Max
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:41 PM
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It looks like a sloppy joe, possibly made with a spicy BBQ sauce instead of the tomato based sauce in an original "joe". In Florida I have has similar sandwiches but with different names everywhere I go. I found a recipe for it on foodtv.com, but it has taco seasoning, corn, tomatoes lettuce and sour cream, I tired it, it wasn't bad, but it did not look anything like the one Sheriff Justice eats in the movie.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:19 PM
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My question is, what exactly IS a diablo sandwich?
Spicy Zombie meat on a bun.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:45 PM
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It looks like a pulled pork barbecue sandwich. Since it's called "diablo", I assume it's made with a rather spicy barbecue sauce. Seems like something you'd find at a truck stop greasy spoon like the one in the movie.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:28 PM
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There are other recipes that use the term Diablo. It means spicy hot, often via cayenne pepper. Examples:

Mussels al Diablo

Shrimp Diablo


Here's a bunch of recipes that call for Diablo sauce.

I remember the episode this Two Fat Ladies recipe appeared in, and these shrimp were part of a spicy meal that had a "Diablo" theme.

These Devils On Horseback were from the same episode.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:38 PM
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Focaccia bread
Pesto
Lettuce
Tomato
Several slices of Satan
You're thinking of the Broodwich - forged in darkness from wheat harvested in Hell's half-acre, baked by Beelzebub, cheese from the rancid teat of a fanged cow, mayonnaise from the dark eggs of evil chickens, forced into sauce by the hands of a one-eyed madman, layered with 666 meats from an animal which has maggots for blood.

Also, mustard. Dijon mustard.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:46 PM
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I love a good DLT--Diablo, Lettuce and tomato, particularly when the Prime Evil is nice and lean... and the tomatoes, they're so perky. I love them!
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:45 PM
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Maybe a Diablo Sandwich is like a Devil's Threesome. Which would really change the impact of that line.
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:58 PM
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:07 PM
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You're thinking of the Broodwich - forged in darkness from wheat harvested in Hell's half-acre, baked by Beelzebub, cheese from the rancid teat of a fanged cow, mayonnaise from the dark eggs of evil chickens, forced into sauce by the hands of a one-eyed madman, layered with 666 meats from an animal which has maggots for blood.

Also, mustard. Dijon mustard.
What are these? Sundried tomatoes?
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:15 PM
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Satan and two cheerleaders.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:13 PM
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I think Georgina Spelvin was the filling in one in the movie The Devil In Miss Jones.
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