August 2nd, 2011
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In the midst of the debt ceiling debates, four-term Missouri Democrat Rep. Emanuel Cleaver took to Twitter to express his deep disgust with the terms of the deal, Tweeting in quick succession:

"This deal is a sugar-coated satan sandwich. If you lift the bun, you will not like what you see."

"This debt deal is antithetical to everything the great religions of the world teach, which is take care of the poor, aged, vulnerable."

"Still, I do not want to see the economy fall into an abyss. Which is what would happen if we were to default."

All matter for serious, substantive discussion to be sure, but we kept going back to that sandwich part. What's in a Satan sandwich? Deviled ham? Goat horn peppers? Marmite? (Surely that is not the foodstuff of the angels.)

CNN community manager David Williams tells us, "For me, I think it would be coconut and souse on rye bread. You might could throw some sauerkraut on there too."

Our managing editor maintains that her rendition would likely consist of Lunchables dipped in high fructose corn syrup and slugged down with room temperature store brand cola.

A commenter named "CF" says, "BLT. Beelzebub, Lucifer, and The Devil."

So our appetite is whet. What would be in your version of a Satan sandwich? Share your recipe in the comments below and we'll highlight some of our favorite responses later in the day. After we finish this Devil's food cake...

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  1. Sara

    I don't know what exactly is in an Old Scratch sandwich, but I'm pretty sure I ate a few in a public school cafeteria.

    August 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  2. pacman357

    For me, it would be me, waking up in bed with Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter, we're all naked, and I have absolutely no memory of how I got there. And each of them has fallen asleep on one of my arms, I want to sneak out and vomit immediately, but without waking either of them so as to not have to talk to them.

    August 21, 2011 at 5:28 am | Reply
    • Mal

      love. this. comment.

      August 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Reply
    • Obiwan

      That sounds like the recipe for Sarah's and Ann's Satan sandwiches to me. Funny that the CNNites still point fingers at the right when talking about being hateful...

      August 22, 2011 at 7:51 am | Reply
  3. I Don't Normally Do This, But...

    Puhleeze...if there WAS a Satan, he would have a cow pie slathered in wasabi mayo, dusted with lye powder. Now that's a gut cleaner! But then, if there WAS a Satan...we'd all be goose-stepping right now...!

    August 12, 2011 at 10:35 am | Reply
  4. Don Becktel

    Please, one Satan Sandwich to go, hold the Purgatorio!

    August 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  5. Sally

    How about a grilled cheese (pepper jack) on whole wheat (gotta have some whole grain in the Satan Sandwich), dusted on both sides with cinnamon sugar?

    August 3, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  6. beenz

    spam and saurkraut.. (shudder)

    August 3, 2011 at 9:44 am | Reply
  7. Dani Bani

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    August 3, 2011 at 6:20 am | Reply
    • Matt

      ...you total fuking loser....

      August 3, 2011 at 8:17 am | Reply
      • Barbara

        One slice of Dani Bani, Evangeline Maid white bread and Hellman's mayonaisse. Pan sear the Dani Bani on each side, place on mayo-ed-bread. Cover with jalepenos and Tabasco. Nom Nom

        August 13, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Reply
      • Steve

        That WAS a Satan sandwich. spamspamspamspam. Put it between two animated GIFs of Goatse (or other trollish nonsense) and you have a hell of a Satan sandwich.

        August 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply
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    August 3, 2011 at 6:18 am | Reply
  9. Tara

    My Satan Sandwich:
    Open faced on marmite slathered stale baguette: a nice slathering of friskies wet cat food mixed with maggots, sliced balut, tripe, raw onion, pickled herring, raw liver and drizzled with that white country gravy they serve at Denny's. Washed down with a nice warm glass of prune juice.

    August 3, 2011 at 2:12 am | Reply
    • BarryDingle

      My fave sammich mentioned here! What's not to love?

      August 30, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  10. Thoth-Amon

    For the guy with zero culinary skills who wants to show his S.O. how he really feels:

    Take a paper plate and cut a hole near the edge. Place bottom half of a hot dog bun on the plate so that the hole is near one end of the bun. Put your dick through the hole letting it rest on the top of the bun. Put on mustard, ketchup, relish, chili or condiments of choice. Put on top half of bun and say "Hey, look what I fixed for you!"

    Hot Dick Dog

    August 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Reply
  11. Noise

    It's got 10% less government pork and cheese then they were expecting, I guess. Waaaaaahhhh.....

    August 2, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  12. Thoth-Amon

    An erection slathered in mustard sandwiched in a hot dog bun, aka Dick Dog.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  13. R

    A Satan sandwich has probably got sand or dirt in it.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      As Satan is the Great Deciever and father of lies, it would have two fresh, beautiful, tasty looking buns covering a cow pie.

      August 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Reply
  14. KimberlyRose

    Deep fried wasabi headcheese and Vienna sausage aioli on Wonder Bread

    August 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Reply
    • bacos

      ...You forgot the Miracle Whip.

      August 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Reply
    • R

      Now, just for the helluvit would you toast that bread till it's burnt?

      August 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • astralgirl01

      Agreed! Headcheese is obviously the work of the devil!

      My Satan sandwich...hmmm: Warmed headcheese on toasted pumpernickel bread, with a durian horseradish spread, fermented tofu, a slathering of poi, and a couple of scrambled thousand year balut eggs all tucked inside.
      RETCH!

      (one hint... do NOT Google balut... it will gross you out!)

      August 3, 2011 at 3:07 am | Reply
      • Veritas

        Okay, waaay too early in the morning for me to be reading this! Excuse me, while I throw up! ;) ;)

        August 3, 2011 at 9:49 am | Reply
  15. Chow

    Satan sandwich would be fried baloney, topped with horseradish on sourdough bun. And there is plenty of fried baloney to go around.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Reply
  16. Wallace

    On the drive into work I was thinking about what would my Satan Sandwich look like. A Krispy Kreme doughnut bun topped with North Carolina Style Pulled pork, cole slaw, Sloppy Joe meat, onion rings, and American Cheese.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Reply
    • Heather

      I want to try that and that scares me.

      August 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • R

      I would try one bite of that.

      August 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Reply
    • Tara

      Yeah, that sounds worthy of a try

      August 3, 2011 at 1:52 am | Reply
  17. Mare

    PB&J – truly Satan's food. BLECH!!!!!!!

    August 2, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  18. Truth

    Man, but I hate when people talk politics on a food blog...;)

    And I am sure that this would have to include deviled eggs at the very least...Maybe some Underwood Deviled ham as well.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  19. Carnie Vore

    A nice, greasy pork sandwich that's been spit on, jammed between two pieces of moldy rye bread slathered with sun-ripened mayonnaise, and served on a dirty ashtray.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Reply
    • TooKrunk

      SCIENCE!

      August 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  20. Anon_e_mouse

    Pork roll, cheese and oysters... 100% pure treif :-)

    August 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  21. PandoraDoggl

    Democrats don't want anything to do with what "the great religions of the world" teach until it comes to stealing from the rich to buy votes from everyone else. I thought the great religions of the world taught us to care for the poor, aged and vulnerable with our own money, not with money we stole from someone else.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
    • astralgirl01

      Oh, you mean from the uber-wealthy and multi-national corporations?

      I have NO issues with taking money from them to feed the hungry and take care of the aged!

      August 3, 2011 at 3:02 am | Reply
  22. Linda Newman

    Hatch & habanero chiles, raw horseradish, pepperjack cheese, 3-alarm chili, hamburger doused with black pepper and larded with jalapenos, on thick toast, coated in an egg batter sweeted with sugar and honey (sort of like a croque-monsier) and pan-fried in butter.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
    • Kat Kinsman

      Is it wrong that I think that sounds kinda tasty?

      August 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  23. MalaDee

    Satan Sandwich: any reasonable-thinking human being, stuck between Dubya & Palin during a 'Re-Pelican convention.
    Oh wait. This is a food blog. Apologies.
    Satan Sandwich: a juicy, rare roast beef sandwich w/mayo on pumpernickel that someone has slipped in scotch bonnets – making it too hot to eat. Torture.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Joseph Isaacs

      My idea of the Satan sandwich is having to read another 300 articles from the fear mongers at CNN. The debt deal sucks for America (unless you are in the top 1%) The media spends too much time instilling fear and then sugar coating the crap out of our self centered egotistical loser politicians. Bush started the largest move of money from the poor to the rich and this deal enhances that position. WHAT A JOKE! Nobody in Washington has the balls to get anything done that may in some remote way please or be beneficial to the masses. If they did they would have no financial support for re-election. OUR SYSTEM IS BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      August 3, 2011 at 7:57 am | Reply
      • Erlinda

        You speak the truth. We can be friends.

        August 10, 2011 at 10:06 am | Reply

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