Italian Hero Sandwich

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Servings: 6-8
READY IN
20mins
Ingredients
  • ITALIAN HERO SANDWICH
  • 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Italian bread, with sesame seeds,about 24 inches long,cut in half lengthwise
  • 1⁄2 cup seeded and chopped pepperoncini pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup seeded and chopped cherry pepper
  • 2 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces thinly sliced salami
  • 5 ounces thinly sliced capicola
  • 5 ounces thinly sliced cotto salami
  • 5 ounces thinly sliced mortadella
  • 5 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese
Directions
  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to mix well.
  • Whisk in the olive oil until incorporated.
  • On a work surface, lay out 3 long pieces of plastic wrap, placing them side by side and slightly overlapping.
  • Place the bottom half of the loaf over the wrap.
  • Spread the pepperoncini and cherry peppers over the bread.
  • Scatter evenly with the lettuce and layer with the tomatoes.
  • Drizzle with a few tablespoons of the dressing.
  • Layer the meats, one at a time, over the tomatoes, making sure to distribute them evenly.
  • Top with a layer of provolone cheese.
  • Drizzle the remaining dressing over the cut side of the top of the loaf.
  • Place on the layered sandwich and enclose in the plastic.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or for up to 4 hours to develop the flavors.
  • To serve, unwrap the sandwich and slice into large pieces about 3 to 4 inches wide.