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Old 11-17-2008, 03:45 PM
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I'm from jacksonville FL and in Alabama I can't find anywhere that's even heard of a Camel Rider. Does anyone know a good recipe?
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:55 PM
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"a REAL Camel rider is ham and salami and cheese with lettuce, tomatoe, onion, hot peppers, homemade italian dressing, mayo and mustard"

I would post the location I found it but it was on another forum and I believe we cannot link to other forums here. It was on a website called roadfood.com.

I had never heard fo a camel rider before so I googled it myself. Does the description sounds like what you were looking for?
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:23 PM
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OH, gosh, I thought you wrote "Caramel Rider"! LOL
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:20 AM
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Yes, except for the tomato & the hot peppers... although I might actually like that better, thanks!
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:25 AM
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Momma Goldberg's Deli in Midtown Atlanta GA ( 27 12th Street ) offers a version of the Camel Rider which includes pan roasted turkey breast, salami, ham and american cheese served in pita bread.

And Speakeasy in Midtown Columbus GA ( 3123 Mercury Drive ) has a Camel Rider using ham, salami, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, mustard, mayonnaise and homemade Italian dressing in a warm pita.

But the traditional Camel Rider sandwiches here in Jacksonville FL are very simple and unassuming. Although it seems as though each sandwich shop in town offers a slight variation of the original classic, in my opinion the best of the Camel Rider sandwiches start by making a pocket from half of a warm fresh pita, coating the insides with a layer of mayonnaise (to create a fat barrier so the dressing applied later doesn't soak into the bread and make it soggy), adding slices of ham, salami, and bologna (yes... bologna, which is sometimes hard to find in a high-end deli), followed by american cheese, chopped iceberg lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced mild pickled peppers, and a homemade vinegar and oil Italian dressing. Served with fresh, hot french fries and a cherry limeade, this simple yet delicious lunch is hard to beat.

If you are in Jacksonville, I would suggest you try The Sandwich House located at 5141 Beach Blvd. ( at the corner of Beach Blvd. and Art Museum Dr.). I have found none better.
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:47 AM
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Nabeel's Cafe at 1700 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL (near Birmingham) offers a Camel Rider sandwich made of roast beef, bologna, salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard and pickles served in a pita pocket.

And Sammy's Sandwich Shop near the Birmingham Airport also has Camel Rider sandwiches on the menu, but they are made with either chicken salad or seasoned ground beef rather than cold cuts. (In Jacksonville those sandwiches might be referred to as "Chicken Rider" or a "Ground Beef Rider" or maybe even as "Chicken-In-A-Sack" or "Beef-In-A-Sack", as the menu terms "Rider" or "In-A-Sack" are both loosely understood to mean "served in a pita", but the term "Camel Rider" is reserved exclusively for the cold cut version of a pita sandwich.)
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:23 AM
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This is funny coming up so much later! Thank you, I am going to try the recipe you posted. I grew up in Jax and I always went to The Sheik on Atlantic Blvd across from the Regency Mall.
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