New Orleans Muffuletta Sandwich


Recipe courtes of Local New Orleans favorite

Makes 1 sandwich

  • Italian or French bread
  • 1/4 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound mortadella, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 pound provolone cheese, thinly sliced
  • Prepared olive salad

Muffuletta Italian Sandwich

Muffuletta Italian Sandwich

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On Italian, French bread or a muffuletta loaf, layer Genoa salami, ham, mortadella and provolone cheese. 

Slice the bread lengthwise.

Scoop out a little bread to make room for the layering.

Dampen each side of bread with juice from the olive salad and minced garlic (optional).

Put layer of salami, a thick layer of olive salad and then layer of provolone cheese.

Add a final layer of Italian ham, mortadella, and sprinkle with a little more minced garlic and cover with top half of loaf.

The quantities and layering are your choice.

Can be served hot or cold.


Note: The muffuletta is an Italian sandwich created in New Orleans in early 1900's. Consists of a round loaf of bread about 10 inches across filled with Italian salami, olive salad, cheese, Italian ham and sometimes other ingredients like mortadella and minced garlic. The key ingredient is the olive salad providing the necessary moisture as well as the characteristic flavors that blend so well with the meats and cheeses.


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