“Oklahoma Fried Potato Sandwich,” by Mira Martin-Parker
2 slices whole wheat bread (for authentic version, use white bread)
1 medium sized potato, washed and thinly sliced
2 leaves lettuce, rinsed
mustard and soy-mayonnaise (for the authentic version, use French’s mustard and real mayo and ice berg lettuce)
oil for frying
Wash potato and slice into thin rounds. Heat a caste iron pan and add oil. Place potato slices in a single layer in the pan. Meanwhile, toast bread and top with generous amounts of mustard and mayonnaise. Cook potato slices until golden brown on each side, then drain on a paper towel. Layer potatoes on bread, making sure potatoes have cooled enough not to wilt the lettuce. Salt and pepper to taste. This sandwich should be served with iced coca cola and eaten in front of a T.V. set during working hours.
Mira Martin-Parker earned an MFA in creative writing at San Francisco State University. Her work has appeared in various publications, including the Istanbul Literary Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Mythium, and Zyzzyva. Her collection of short stories, The Carpet Merchant’s Daughter, won the 2013 Five [Quarterly] e-chapbook competition.
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