Taylor Swift Ham, Egg, And Cheese Has Been Officially Named NJ's State Sandwich
The state of New Jersey has taken things to a whole new level by declaring the Taylor Swift ham, egg, and cheese its state sandwich!
On May 25, Governor Phil Murphy announced the sandwich on Twitter, along with a photo of the official proclamation. According to the document, the new sandwich was declared in anticipation of Swift's upcoming concerts at MetLife Stadium over Memorial Day weekend.
Murphy also noted in his announcement that New Jersey typically refers to the sandwich in question as a pork roll, prompting backlash from plenty of pork roll-loving internet users.
Regardless of what you call it, both the sandwich and the meat it's made with remains the same!
New Jersey's state sandwich has many names : the Taylor Swift ham, egg, and cheese; the Taylor ham (named for a brand, not the famous singer); the pork roll. Sure, New Jersey's governor may have decided to officially rename the sandwich after Taylor Swift, but it still contains the same core ingredients.
The meat of the sandwich has been compared to both Spam and pepperoni. Once the meat has been grilled, it's slapped on a roll, bagel, croissant, or English muffin with a fried egg and a slice of cheese. All in all, this breakfast sandwich is one of the most iconic New Jersey foods you need to try!