Over the weekend I mentioned on facebook that I was enjoying a devon and tomato sauce sandwich. It doesn’t fit into the whole ‘home grown, home made, quality food’ vibe that we generally have around here, and it is definitely NOT gourmet, but I love it. On fresh white bread with a smear of butter for good measure too.
It’s my (not so) secret food shame.
By the comments and likes, I guess I’m not the only one who loves this mystery ‘meat’.
On Sunday afternoon we were at a friends house, and somehow the devon and tomato sauce sandwich came up again. They mentioned it is called Fritz in South Australia, Baloney in Victoria, and (my favourite) Circle in the Northern Territory.
This reminded me of an episode from my childhood when my parents packed us into a camper-van and drove us around Europe. I have a distinct memory of going to a shop in Devon (England) and my mother asking for Devon, only for them to have no idea what she was on about. Evidently they call it Luncheon Meat.
Despite the many various names, and copious information I’ve gathered about Devon, no one is able to tell me what is actually in it. Perhaps I don’t want to know.
Do you love a devon and sauce sandwich? Do you have a secret food shame? Do you know what is in devon?