In 1916 a new sandwich debuted: the Theda Bara. Apparently it became pretty popular, as there’s record of it showing up on the menu of the State Café in Huntington, Oregon, circa 1918. This recipe seems to have originated from a Photoplay article entitled “Sandwiches a la Movie” by Lillian Blackstone. Happily it tells us the exact ingredients and how to make it. Now you, too, can create your very own Theda Bara sandwich!
PREP TIME: 10 minutes (maybe, I just made that up)
Layer ham, a sprinkle of mayo, pimento, even more mayo, and finally the pickles between two pieces of toast. Be sure to serve it WARM (bwah ha hee hee). ENJOY!
If I could find a photo of Theda Bara eating a sandwich I would totally post it here, sadly this does not exist. So here’s a photo of a random kid:
To the grocery store!