This may sound a little wierd, but what a great sandwich it makes! Sweet potato slices, breaded and fried, slathered with Fennel marmalade, then piled high with Sweet peppercorn slaw, and served with aioli! So worth the effort. A short history: Bennie and Clovis Martin left their Raceland, Louisiana, home in the Acadiana region in the mid-1910s for New Orleans. Both worked as streetcar conductors until they opened Martin Brothers' Coffee Stand and Restaurant in the French Market in 1922. The years they had spent working as streetcar operators and members of the street railway employees' union would eventually lead to their hole-in-the-wall coffee stand becoming the birthplace of the poor boy sandwich.Sometimes I can't find fennel, so just use 1 more small onion and add about 1/4-1/2 tsp. fennel seeds.
Adapted from Joni Marie Newman. Thank you Joni! You have wonderful recipes!