As a Good Cook blogger I was asked to share a favorite sandwich recipe. I wanted my recipe to be meaningful so I knew right away what it would be. When I was in middle school the mother of one of my good friends used to make the most delicious Italian sandwiches. She knew how much I loved them so every once in a while when she was making one for her daughter, she would make one for me, too. Now all these years later (I won’t tell you how many years!), I still have such wonderful memories of Mrs. Bernstein’s kindness and her yummy sandwiches. It’s been a long time since I had one of her sandwiches so I tried my best to recreate it from memory and added my own twists. I hope this post makes her proud. This is for you, Mrs. Bernstein!
(3-4 slices each per sandwich- I prefer Boar’s Head)
Ham (I choose Parmesan Pesto Ham)
(2 slices each per sandwich)
Mozzarella Cheese (not in the original recipe)
Italian Hoagie Roll
Italian Dressing (I choose Wishbone House Italian because it has Parmesan cheese in it which compliments this sandwich well)
Italian Seasonings (optional- not in the original recipe)
Apply Italian Dressing liberally to both sides of the bread but do not drench it too much or the bread will be soggy. Put mozzarella cheese on one side of the bread and provolone cheese on the other. Layer meat (I like to folding each slice in half for a nicer presentation). Add shredded lettuce and black olives and top with more Italian Dressing. Sprinkle Italian Seasonings on top if desired. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before eating to allow the dressing to soak into the bread plus it tastes better cold.
As part of this Good Cook Ultimate Sandwich campaign, we each received an Ultimate Sandwich Kit that included a sandwich keeper (which is tall enough to fit a pretty big sandwich, a cheese slicer, a purple sandwich knife (my favorite color), flexible cutting boards, and a slice-precise holder to make cutting easier. I love how the cutting boards are color coded to help against cross contamination plus they are a great size for small jobs like cutting vegetables and such for a sandwich. The sandwich knife is great for not only slicing bread and other items but because it is wide, it does a great job spreading condiments. Using the slice-precise with the sandwich knife keeps items still without getting your fingers in the way and the cheese slicer makes quick work of slicing some cheese to top your sandwich creation.
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DISCLOSURE- I received a sandwich kit from Good Cook as part of their blogger program but I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are 100% my own.