Bewitched by a sandwich

Compelling excuse. Back in 1947, when police apprehended 18-year-old Raymond Adame as he was attempting to kidnap Celina Jarmillo, he explained, "Last April she made me a sandwich of potatoes, beans, and macaroni, and according to our legend she bewitched me... I couldn't get out of her spell."

Vancouver Sun - Nov 7, 1947



Celina Jarmillo



Raymond Adame
source: Los Angeles Public Library



A follow-up report, from January 1948, noted that Adame was, in the end, only charged with assault rather than kidnapping. And it revealed that the bewitching sandwich had also included "fish eyes".

Does that literally mean eyes from fish, or is "fish eyes" a term for some less disgusting type of food?

Arizona Daily Star - Jan 9, 1948

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Nov 29, 2019
     Category: Crime | Food | 1940s





Comments
How times change. Nowadays, instead of a sandwich, women are much more likely to bewitch a man with a taco.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/29/19 at 08:06 AM
I will gladly kidnap you Tuesday for a sandwich today.
Posted by KDP on 11/29/19 at 04:32 PM
Hold on...

Potatoes (globs of, admittedly, good food, but still globs); beans (not something I'd expect to find in a sarnie, either), and macaroni!?

That's no sammich. That may be a stuffed bun (ooh, matron!), but that's not a sandwich even by Merkin definitions of same.

The "sandwich" was only an excuse - he was just after her baps!
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/01/19 at 09:28 AM
The most popular salad sandwiches are tuna, egg, and ham, but there are a lot of others.

I was once offered a potato salad sandwich at a picnic (took a chicken leg instead).

A quick google of "macaroni and cheese sandwich" returns a lot of hits, so a macaroni salad sandwich doesn't seem to be too much of a stretch.

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/16715/vegetarian-chickpea-sandwich-filling/ is a garbanzo bean salad sandwich recipe.

I admit a mix of potato, macaroni, and bean salads doesn't sound particularly appetizing to me, but who knows, it might be delicious. Its being in a sandwich doesn't sound all that much more unreasonable than the idea of someone going to the trouble of making it.

@Alex -- Eating fish eyes is definitely a thing. I'd never do it, but I did eat a sheep's eye while on a trip (local delicacy, and I lost a bet). It was okay. Definitely a "once is curiosity, twice is perversion" thing for me, though.
Posted by Phideaux on 12/01/19 at 01:06 PM
Dude must have been seriously hungry...
Posted by Brian on 12/03/19 at 05:40 AM









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