Italian Pressed Sandwich Recipe

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Italian Pressed Sandwich

janet kaskie

By
@jekaskie

The whole family LOVES this! Can be made with any of your favorite meats or cheeses. vegetarian(omit meats) or diabetic friendly (by using lowfat meats/Cheeses) This is VERY versatile & is made ahead of time. So make prior to work, church etc, and a meal will be ready when you get home !


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Serves:
4 Hungry adults
Prep:
40 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 loaf italian or french bread = save the bag it comes in,you'll be putting it back in this !
olive oil to coat
3 clove
garlic,crushed
1/2 lb
deli salami ,shaved
1/4 oz
deli pepperoni,shaved
1/4 lb
deli ham or prosciotto,shaved
1/2 small
red onion,very thinly sliced
2 medium
tomatoes,sliced thinly and patted semi dry
1 small
leaf lettuce,shredded
1/4 lb
smoked gouda cheese,very thinly sliced
1/4 lb
mozzerella cheese,very thinly sliced
pinch
dry italian seasoning, to taste
salt and pepper to taste
2
baking sheets
2 large
rubber bands

Step-By-Step

1Split bread in half horizontally.

2carefully take out the interior of the loaf from the crusts,leaving about 1/2 inch thickness,
*if you need to fill in a spot too thin, just fill in with removed bread.

3Drizzle inside of both sides with olive oil.

4Rub crushed garlic inside of both sides .

5Layer meats on bottom half of sandwich.

6Layer veggies in order listed on top of meat.
sprinkle dry herbs and salt and pepper to taste.

7Layer cheeses on top of lettuce.

8Put top of loaf on.

9tuck in any "loose" ingredents.

10Return loaf to bag. (you will need to press it down to make it fit)

11press sandwich (now in bag )to remove all air and twist-tie,

12sandwich the loaf between 2 cookie sheets and put rubber bands around cookie sheets to "press" and secure sandwich.

13refridgerate 3 - 8 hours.
To serve - slide partially out of sleve and cut off desired amount.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy