Recipe: My Original Don Corleone Sandwich

|February 24, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

A great sandwich for a gathering! This is always a big hit – I've created a monster!!

Enjoy while watching your favorite Godfather/Mafia/Untouchables/old black and white Gangster movies! LOL

Depending on the size of your appetite or who you are feeding –

Use either double crusty Italian rolls or a loaf of crusty Italian bread sliced in half lenghtwise. I've made this on 6-foot sub rolls that I special ordered from the bakery.  As a matter of fact, I had to make 8 of them for Super Bowl parties when I was catering.  I would get orders for several at a time for tailgating parties, stags, picnics, etc.  This went on for years.

My sandwich dressing is:
Mayonnaise/Miracle Whip (either one works fine) with chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (drained); add some grated Asiago cheese and a few twists of freshly ground black pepper; sliced olives (black, green or Kalamata); add chopped marinated (drained) artichokes; mix well.

Spread dressing on both halves of roll/loaf.

Layer (all thin sliced) hard and/or genoa salami, soppressata (Italian salami made from pork and whole peppercorns), hot ham, cappicola, (or sliced sandwich size pepperoni instead of hot ham and/or cappicola),provolone cheese and mortadella (Italian bologna) on bottom crust. Sprinkle with dried basil.

Top with drained anchovy filets and fresh roasted red bell pepper slices (cut thick), and thin sliced green bell pepper rings (not roasted). Sliced hot or mild banana peppers may be added.

Slide sandwich bottom and top (open-faced style) under broiler to heat for a moment. (I have placed on a baking sheet and put in a 350* F. oven to heat also.)

Remove from the broiler and cover with top of roll/loaf. Be sure not to burn it!

Cut and serve.

**you may want to use wooden skewers to hold this one together before trying to cut! Usually when making for a gathering, I basically count one loaf of Italian bread as 4 servings. Sometimes the men prefer it cut in thirds or even halves.

Serve with a large green salad or one of my antipastos.

If desired, you can slather on some of MY ORIGINAL DIPPING SAUCE for added flavor and zing! (recipe on site)

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