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Do you think its weird to put butter on a sandwich?

Poll Results: How do you feel about putting butter on a meat sandwich?

 
  • 32% (32)
    Ewwwwwwwwwwww! Who would do such a thing?
  • 28% (28)
    A little unusual but not gross
  • 27% (27)
    A totally normal sandwich choice
  • 11% (11)
    Mmmmmm.... butter.....
98 Total Votes  
post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
This is to help settle a debate between my dh and myself.

I say that it is downright weird and rather gross to put butter on a sandwich. By sandwich, I am talking about a meat-and-cheese type sandwich. Turkey with butter and lettuce. That kind of thing. I think mayo is normal, but not necessary.

Dh says it is a totally normal and unsurprising thing to put butter on any kind of sandwich at all. He doesn't do it personally, as he prefers mustard, but he sees it as a very normal sandwich ingredient.

Who is right? Don't be afraid to be judgmental!
post #2 of 52
I think it's weird to put it on a meat and cheese type sandwich... HOWEVERRRRRRRR I like having butter and peanut butter sandwiches, so my opinion may not count :
post #3 of 52
Brits use butter but I know my ILs found it weird when my mum was preparing sandwiches for dd's b'day party. MIL looked horrified and suggested mayo - which my mum thought was downright weird.

So there you go.
post #4 of 52
I would use butter, mayo, and mustard (depending on the sandwich)

And probably liverwurst and cream cheese too....
post #5 of 52
I'm with Ewwwww! But then again, my dh is grossed out that I like a chunk of nice extra sharp chedder cheese with my apple pie.
post #6 of 52
nak

I chose Ewwww...I do enjoy pb and butter though. I think it's gross because of the amount. I like butter but VERY thinly.....everyone I know slops it on like it's jelly.......
post #7 of 52
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Originally Posted by OtherMother'n'Madre
nak

I chose Ewwww...I do enjoy pb and butter though. I think it's gross because of the amount. I like butter but VERY thinly.....everyone I know slops it on like it's jelly.......
:LOL I use a thin amount too, just enough so the pb doesn't stick to the rof of my mouth...lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by Britishmum
Brits use butter but I know my ILs found it weird when my mum was preparing sandwiches for dd's b'day party. MIL looked horrified and suggested mayo - which my mum thought was downright weird
:LOL Well, my dad was born and raised in England, and he was the one who got me putting butter on my pb sandwiches...lol Makes sense now
post #8 of 52
ew ew ew

DH likes butter, peanut butter and honey. Yeck. He used to put butter on sandwhiches until I came along and corrupted him
post #9 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by race_kelly
I'm with Ewwwww! But then again, my dh is grossed out that I like a chunk of nice extra sharp chedder cheese with my apple pie.
ANother :LOL for me... (stop me before I kill the thread!! lol)

When I was a teenager, I worked for Hickory Farms, and they had Apple Pie Cheddar... It took me forever to get the courage to try it, cause I thought it was cheese that had apple pie flavoring...lol I didn't realize people put cheddar on/with their apple pie!
post #10 of 52
I voted ewwwwwwwwwwww!

BUT it also grosses me out to see mayo, mustard, ketchup...just about any condiment on a sandwich.

I have a VERY short list of condiment sauces that DON'T gack me out - BBQ sauce, salsa, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce....ummm, that's about it!

Barbeque sauce for sandwiches when fitting or else nothing at all for me please!!
post #11 of 52
Its an English thing. My hubby, who's parents are English and Scottish, puts butter on sandwiches often.
I like butter and cucumber sandwiches., Yummm
post #12 of 52
I don't think it's gross. I put a very thin layer on my dh's meat & cheese sandwiches. I pack his lunches daily and the butter helps to keep the bread from getting all soggy from the mayo. It doesn't taste bad either.
post #13 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boobiemama
Its an English thing. My hubby, who's parents are English and Scottish, puts butter on sandwiches often.
Sure it's not just European? DS and I ate at IKEA the other day and bought the turkey and cheese baguette....it had turkey, some kind of cheese, and, to our utter disgust and horror with the 1st bite--BUTTER.

Needless to say, we scraped it off very well and enjoyed our sandwich.

Kelly

PS-For the record, i don't find it weird at all. Just gross. Besides, butter has no nutritional value.

PPS-Lisa, you could always put the mayo between the meats/cheeses.
post #14 of 52
Quote:
Sure it's not just European?
It is also not uncommon in Canada.
post #15 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brisen
It is also not uncommon in Canada.
Ah ha! This may explain it: Dh grew up in Northern Minnesota, 200 miles south of the Canadian border! Maybe that's why it seems normal to him.

I grew up in the South, far removed from anything European or Canadian. I like butter in my GRITS.
post #16 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by dubylyu
Ah ha! This may explain it: Dh grew up in Northern Minnesota, 200 miles south of the Canadian border! Maybe that's why it seems normal to him.

I grew up in the South, far removed from anything European or Canadian. I like butter in my GRITS.
My DH is from Southern Minnesota and his family does the same thing. I thought it was weird but now I prefer it to Mayo. Mayo is now my ewwwww food,
post #17 of 52
Sandwiches without butter are weird here in Canada... at least I'm Canadian and it's weird to not put butter on a sandwich.
post #18 of 52
I think it's european. My mom, from norway, put butter on sandwiches when i was growing up. so no, it isn't strange to me at all.

I love butter. I could just take a big bite of it right off the stick.
post #19 of 52
I think maybe it used to be more common in the US, but the custom died out for some reason. My DP and I both remember our grandmothers making sandwiches for us when we were kids and putting butter on them as if it were a normal thing. (And both of us were kind of grossed out, since our parents didn't put butter on sandwiches and so it seemed weird to us.)
post #20 of 52
We do butter too. Butter and turkey, ham, whatever. I was raised on dutch food though so I think it's perfectly normal. I remember having butter and liverworst (sp) sandwiches in my lunchbox for school and thinking it was totally normal. HAHAHA I dont put cheese with butter though....

Dh thinks its weird. When we go to my grandparents house and they make sandwiches with ham and butter on bread, he is like "umm, mayo?!" LOL

I HATE mayo.
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