Gerber sandwich

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Gerber sandwich
Alternative name(s) Famous Gerber sandwich
Place of origin United States
Creator(s) Ruma's Deli
Main ingredient(s) Italian or French bread, garlic butter, ham, Provel or Provolone cheese, paprika

Gerber sandwich or "Famous Gerber sandwich" is an open faced sandwich made in St. Louis, Missouri. The Gerber consists of a half section of Italian or French bread, spread with garlic butter, and topped with ham, and Provel or Provolone cheese, seasoned with a sprinkling of paprika and then toasted.

First made by the local family-owned Ruma's Deli, and named in 1973 after a customer called Dick Gerber, the sandwich has been duplicated by many other St. Louis restaurants.[1]

Gerber sandwiches are a second common hot food associated with Provel after St. Louis-style pizza.

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  1. ^ "Gerbergate". 

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