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“(Fifi and Eddie) will always be remembered for their pleasant smiles, generosity to the community and a ‘Helluva Hot Ham Sandwich’.

John DePerno

The Original Hot Ham

“The Original Hot Ham Sandwich” is proof that greatness isn’t always planned. With only a couple of ingredients, this Beach favorite is a unique offering which came about by chance on a busy summer’s day:

The Original Hot Ham

"When we expanded after the war, our business grew. The minute we fixed up our place, the people came. A big break was the hot ham sandwich. I ran out of hot dogs one day. Imagine-running out of hot dogs at Sylvan Beach! I had some capicola, Italian hot ham, in the cooler. I heated it on the grill, got it sizzling hot, put it on a bun and offered it as an alternative. The people loved it! They ordered more-and more. I reheated the capicola and it got hotter-the more you do this the hotter it gets. The people didn’t care. They wanted hot ham sandwiches. That sandwiches popularity took off beyond my wildest dreams!"


--Eddie Sr from, “From the Beach to Brewerton-Tales of Oneida Lake.”

“The Original Hot Ham” is still a favorite and staple at Eddie’s. If you haven’t already, stop in and taste the legendary sandwich that still drives in folks from near and far.

 

 

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