Only in college…

would monstrosities like this one not only be tolerated, but consumed on a regular basis and revered by an inappropriate percentage of the constituency. It’s fitting that no one can flat out do garbage food like Jersey, however — Rutgers’ famous Fat Sandwiches (of which I have heard much about but never experienced firsthand) include “some combination of burger and cheese and chicken fingers, fried onions, mozzarella sticks, French fries, more cheese, fried eggs and gyro meat.” They’re served from the aptly nicknamed “grease trucks” on the New Brunswick campus. The original Fat Cat consists of two cheeseburgers, french fries, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions on a sub roll. It appears now that the most popular Fat Sandwich is a Fat Darrell: a sub roll stuffed with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, fries, lettuce, tomatoes, and marinara sauce. I’m amused at the fact that the various combinations of these ingredients are collectively referred to as “Grease Truck cuisine.” And it’s only right that Paula Deen insert herself into the equation by attempting to replicate Darrell’s sandwich for herself. At least she added olives for aesthetic and nutritional value.

Photo: “Fat Darrell” Sandwich from the Food Network

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