Thursday, March 18, 2010


One of the best parts of traveling home to Iowa (after seeing family and friends of course) is getting my fill of Maid-Rites. I grew up eating these sandwiches and still love them! Unfortunately there are no franchises in Kansas, at least not that I know of. These are the "loose meat" sandwiches always referred to on Roseanne. This trip I had at least one every day except Friday I believe. I eat these for breakfast, noon or supper, doesn't matter!

It's probably a good thing that we don't have any close to us, as I'd live there and weigh 500 lbs!

One of the secrets to their goodness (for me anyway) is that they are wrapped up, even if you are dining in. Then you need to let them steam a bit in the wrapper and squish them down so the bun is nice and soft and warm.

OMG, I'm already dying for another one but will have to wait until the next Iowa trip which will be way too long!


West Michigan Quilter said...

OMG do you bring back memories. I haven't had a Maid Rite since I left home (Richmond, Indiana) in the 60's. I'm with mouth is watering for another one!

Barb said...

YOu are so funny......but it is funny how you just love something...we have a Storms Drive in in Lampasass....ummmmummm good....and when we drive in, that is the first place we go.

Crispy said...

Yummmmm those look good!! When I go home I always stop for Teriyaki chicken or a Dick's Burger many many times :0)


Cindy P said...

I used to have the recipe and it was really close. Let me see if I can find it again.

Deputy's Wife said...

Just had me one last night for supper! You know what is funny... my three young boys who love ketchup, know not to even dare ask for it on their maid rite! They learn so young!!!

While you were here, did you hear all the fuss about Taylor's in Marshalltown possibly closing? I guess the Iowa Legislature is trying to pass a law banning how they cook maid rites. They say it is unsafe. I say, no one has gotten sick all these years and don't change a good thing!!!

Micki said...

They do look yummy...It reminds me ofhow much I love Philly's Cheesesteak.