Italian Subs

Italian Subs

Okay. I know. Making a sub shouldn’t be a recipe. However, I am often referred to as the sandwich and salad queen right? This is an Italian sub that rivals any you can buy.

INGREDIENTS
Two Mini French Baguettes – (I use La Brea Take & Bake French Baguette Twin Pack from my Kroger bakery)
1/4 lb. Pepperoni
1/4 lb. Hard Salami
2/3 lb. Baked Ham
Six slices of provolone
Mild banana pepper slices
1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
4 TBSP Mayo
6 TBSP Italian Dressing
Optional – lettuce and tomato
1/4 cup sliced black or green olives

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Partially bake your rolls according to package instructions. I cook mine about halfway.
Slice your sub rolls in half and place them open face on a baking sheet
Add your deli meat one at a time to a skillet on medium heat. You really just want to warm your meat up and brown it slightly. This gives it that nice crispiness that you get from having the meat cooked on a flat grill at a sub place.
Add the meats in equal parts to your sub rolls.
Top with Cheese
Bake for six minutes
Remove your subs from the oven and add your onion, olives and banana peppers
Bake for 6-8 additional minutes until cheese is melted and bread is crispy
Remove from oven and add mayo and Italian dressing
Top with lettuce and tomato (optional)