A fully loaded sandwich to please anyone with an appetite.
|5||strips Maple Leaf Bacon|
|1||loaf 8” Sourdough Bread|
|2||Red Peppers, roasted|
|1/2||Eggplant, sliced and grilled|
|3/4 cup||Kalamata Olives|
|3/4 cup||Garlic Stuffed Green Olives|
|1/2 cup||Italian Giardiniera (Marinated Vegetables)|
|3 tbsp||Fresh Oregano leaves|
|200 g||Hot Salami|
|200 g||Buffalo Mozzarella|
|100 g||Smoked Provolone|
Slice up your eggplant and give it a nice grilling on both sides. This will give it a beautiful flavour that raw eggplant just lacks.
On that same hot grill, blacken the outside of your red peppers. Don’t be afraid. When you blacken the skins, because when you peel that off later you’ll be left with the sweetest, most delicious vegetable you’ve ever tasted in your life. I’d put good money on it.
Once your peppers are blackened, put them in a bowl and cover the bowl in plastic wrap to steam and cool. We’ll handle them later when they’ve cooled down. In the meantime, grab your olives, giardiniera, capers, lemon juice and oregano and toss them into your food processor. Pulse it a few times so that everything is small, but not a puree.
Your peppers should be cool by now, so peel and seed them. Try not to eat all the peppers before they go on the sandwich, though.
Fry that bacon! Childs play, am I right?
Cut your whole sourdough loaf in half. Yes. The whole thing. We’re going to make all the sandwiches at once and cut it later.
Scoop in most of your olive mix. You should have some leftover. You’ll also notice that I took some of the bread out of the middle of the loaf. I did this on both sides. This will allow me to get more stuff in the sandwich. Mmmmm, more stuff.
Top with some sliced, smoked provolone.
Then your mortadella.
Your supremely sweet roasted peppers. Yes, I missed a few seeds. Sue me.
Then the salami
Next comes the buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil
Prosciutto, of course
Last, but certainly not least, grilled eggplant.
Close that bad boy up. You’ll notice that since I hollowed out the bread a bit, the sandwich is still manageable. Massive, but manageable.
Cut it into four ridiculously sized quarters…
Then chow down on one of the greatest combinations of ten layers humanly imaginable. Almost as good as the ten layers of my cake….
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