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Colossal Hero Sandwich

The flavors of Italy shine in this Colossal Hero Sandwich.

Gooseberry Patch MARCH 2011

  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli salami
  • 1 6-oz. pkg. sliced provolone cheese
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1 7-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
  • 6 pepperoncini, sliced
  • 1 2-1/4 oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced


Slice loaf in half lengthwise. With a fork, carefully hollow out the center of bottom loaf half and reserve for another use. Fill hollow with lettuce. Combine dressing and oregano in a small bowl; mix well and drizzle over lettuce. Layer remaining ingredients over lettuce. Cover with top of loaf and slice into individual portions.


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