Izzy’s Deli Server: Are you kids ready to order yet?
Bart: Sorry, no. Just get us another bowl of complimentary pickles.
Izzy’s Deli Server: Watch how fast I go. And for you, sir?
Rabbi Hyman Krustofski: Ah, let’s see. I want a nice sandwich, but the Joey Bishop – too fatty. The Jackie Mason – I don’t know, sauerkraut makes me gassy. The Bruce Willis? I don’t even like his work. What is this – a Krusty the Clown?
Izzy’s Deli Server: That’s Ham, sausage and bacon, with a smidge of mayo.
Rabbi Hyman Krustofski: What?
Izzy’s Deli Server: On white bread.
Rabbi Hyman Krustofski: Listen. You tell Mr. Saul Bellow, the Nobel prize-winning Jewish novelist, that I lost my appetite!
– Like Father, Like Clown (The Simpsons Season 3 – Episode 6)
I don’t usually remake recipes since all of my attempts turn out exactly perfect the first time and require no changes whatsoever. But this one needed a redo because I disliked my first sandwich and certain people tried to prove that THEY could make a better sandwich and it turned into a whole thing. Oy.
But first, a little information on Jewish deli foods. Obviously the major joke of the Izzy’s Deli Krusty the Clown Sandwich is that all the meat is a pork product. And, as the Rappin’ Rabbis say: Don’t eat pork / Not even with a fork / Can’t touch this! This sandwich is almost the inverse of the the more traditional types of sandwich you would find in the real Izzy’s Deli:
Ham = Corned Beef
Sausage = Roast Beef
Bacon = Pastrami
Mayonnaise = Mustard
White Bread = Rye Bread
Note: ingredients vary depending on Sandwich 1 or Sandwich 2.
- Genoa Salami
- White Bread
- Ham Sausage
- Mayonnaise / Mustard
- Portuguese Bun
- Complimentary Pickles (optional)
Spread mayonnaise and/or mustard on bread or bun. Assemble meat in an organized fashion. Consume and appreciate this wonderful, magical animal.
The picture below really tells a story. That is one sad looking sandwich. It tasted great but looked terrible, so I had to try again…
This looks better! Yes, it includes mustard but, quite frankly, all meat related sandwiches should include mustard. To me Sandwich 2 looks more like something you would actually order and eat at a deli. This recipe was worth it alone based on the amount of bacon I got to eat. Sorry Rappin’ Rabbis.
Cromulence: 8 Gabbin’ about Gods out of 10
Izzy’s Deli Krusty the Clown Sandwich Recipe From: Like Father, Like Clown (The Simpsons Season 3 – Episode 6)