Toast Hawaii

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Toast Hawaii
Toast Hawaii RZ.jpg
Type Open sandwich
Place of origin Germany
Main ingredients Toast, ham, pineapple, maraschino cherry, cheese
Cookbook: Toast Hawaii  Media: Toast Hawaii
For the record label, see Toast Hawaii (record label).

Toast Hawaii is an open sandwich consisting of a slice of toast with ham and cheese, and a maraschino cherry in the middle of a pineapple, grilled from above, so that the cheese starts to melt.[1] It was invented, or at least made popular, by the German TV cook Clemens Wilmenrod and is considered typical of West Germany in the 1950s.

A possible precursor of Toast Hawaii might be the Grilled Spamwich which was published in a cookbook by Spam manufacturer Hormel in 1939 and made its way to Germany through the U.S. Army.[2]

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  1. ^ Helge Denker (3 April 2009). "Deutschlands erster TV-Koch erfindet den Toast Hawaii" (in German). BILD. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Petra Foede (23 January 2010). "Entdeckt: Spamwich - das Vorbild für Toast Hawaii?" (in German). Retrieved 11 January 2011.