Shaun had a mountain bike race this weekend (he did GREAT BTW!) and I made him a BIG Sandwich to take down to Monterey. My parents used to make BIG Sandwich in the summer and I have very fond memories. Sadly, I don’t see any BIG Sandwich in my future. It is decidedly NOT Gluten Free!
-1 loaf of French bread
-Wishbone Italian dressing
-3/4 pound turkey
-3/4 pound ham
-1/2 pound salami
-1/2 pound provolone
-Sliced pickles (I’m very partial to Clausens)
-Tomatoes (if desired)
-Thinly sliced purple onion (if desired)
-Cut the bread in half.
-Spread mayo and mustard on bread and then squirt Italian dressing on both sides of the bread and spread that.
-Starting with cheese, line BOTH sides of the bread evenly with cheese.
-Then layer the meat evenly on both sides of the bread.
-Next, put the pickles and pepperoncinis (and onion if using) on the bottom bread piece. Carefully, place the top of the bread on top of the bottom of the bread.
-Serve tomatoes on the side as they’ll make the sandwich too mushy.
-Cut the sandwich into about 2 inch sections.
-Stand back and watch while people groan in appreciation.
Shaun, hands down, rates this a 5 out of 5. I don’t make it THAT often though because it is NOT CHEAP. He had a big group of his mountain bike friends over to his car after their race and they ate BIG Sandwich and had beers. Shaun reports that I am a “Goddess” in his friends eyes. I can deal with that. 😉
I made that right before bed on Friday night and had dreams of eating French Bread and cookies all night long. 🙂