well as some may know, i am a jersey transplant living in massachusettes. for years i have had "italian subs" or "italian grinders" from various sub and pizza shops from all over mass.
and i can't take it anymore.
What they pass off for an italian sub here in mass is a travesty. first of all. there is NO reason for a slice of bologna to be anywhere near my italian sub. likewise with mayonaise. my other pet peeve is ordering a sandwich and getting a giant lettuce leaf in with it.... so i decided to post jerseyjay's italian sub recipe, straight from jersey, for those who may be long suffering as i am.
What you'll need:
- a nice loaf of italian bread. not franch bread, not a store bought bulky roll from the supermarket. but some nice fresh baked italian bread.
- Some sliced deli meats: Hot capacola, proschuitto, pepperoni(the sandwich size), and domestic ham.
- some sliced provolone cheese
- some shredded
lettuce. this can easily be done at home by thinly slicing a lettuce head with a large knife.
- some thinly sliced fresh tomatoes
- olive oil and distilled white vinegar
- some fresh black peppter
- some marinated hot and sweet peppers (optional)
- cut a nice long piece of bread. be generous with the size. then slice in half lengthwise.
- on the bottom piece place 3 slices of domestic ham, followed by 3 slices of proscuitto, 3 slices of capacolla, 4 slices of pepperoni, and 2 slices of the provolone.
- on the top slice plop down a nice big handfull of shredded lettuce and 2 or 3 tomatoe slices. squirt some oil and vinegar out of condiment bottles, add some pepper and cover the lettuce and tomatoe generously. add the marinated pepers if desired. slap the 2 sides together and you've got yourseld a REAL sandwich.
now all we have to do is teach these bostonians how to make some pizza