Italian Club Sandwich
Genoa salami and mortadella replace the traditional ham and turkey, and provolone replaces the Swiss in this Italian version of the classic club sandwich.
1/2 (16-ounce) Italian bread loaf
1/4 cup bottled Italian dressing
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Favorite mustard (optional)
1/2 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami
1/2 pound thinly sliced mortadella or bologna
4 (1-ounce) provolone cheese slices
Romaine lettuce leaves
3 plum tomatoes, sliced
8 bacon slices, cooked slightly crisp and cut in half
Pimiento-stuffed green olives (optional)
- Cut bread diagonally into 12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices; arrange on a baking sheet. Brush slices evenly with Italian dressing, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
- Spread untoasted sides of bread slices with mayonnaise and/or mustard, as desired.
- Layer 4 bread slices, mayonnaise side up, with salami, mortadella, and provolone. Top with 4 bread slices, mayonnaise side up; layer with lettuce, tomato, and bacon. Top with remaining 4 bread slices, mayonnaise side down. Cut in half, and secure with wooden picks. Garnish with olives, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.