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|The St. Paul Hotel (Wikimedia Commons)|
The St. Paul Sandwich is a local delicacy that reflected the Swedish and Irish heritage of the city's original settlers, according to America Cooks (1949). The recipe is given there, as follows:
ST. PAUL SANDWICH
1 slice ham
1 slice onion
1 green pepper ring
1 small sweet pickle
1 egg, beaten
toast, lettuce, olives
Chop ham, onion, pepper, and pickle together, stir in egg, fry brown on both sides, serve on toast with lettuce and onion. The city of St. Paul was settled largely by Irish and Swedes, both of whom seem to have contributed to this combination sandwich. [America Cooks, 1949, pp 431-2]
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"Dennis Ryan, Miner and Capitalist of Old Time, Is Dead," The Morning Leader, Dec. 24, 1917, p. 9.
St. Paul Hotel history at Historic Hotels