Italian Sub Sammies

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Sunday is my day to prep. I don’t have a lot of energy after work, so I try to do as much prep work on Sundays as I can. I do all my grocery shopping, prepare lunches for the week, and make individual sized bags of fruit and vegetables for us to take for lunches all on Sunday. Cliff usually requests 1 of 2 things for his lunches, either pasta or Italian sub sandwiches. So on Sundays I set up either a pasta or sandwich assembly line and knock it all out at once so that I don’t have to worry about it the rest of the week. This works out great for us. Plus, it keeps us from going out to lunch, which saves us quite a bit of money throughout the year.

Italian sub sandwiches are a particular favorite of both Cliff and my Dad. Me, not so much, but if you like sub sandwiches you will love these. As usual, this is really just a guide. If you don’t like spicy meats you can always get “regular.” Same with the giardiniera. If you have never tried some of these meats, please give them a try. You might have to go to an Italian deli for the sopresata, capicola and mortadella though. Make sure you get good bread; it is essential. You want it to be crusty on the outside, but not too crusty, and nice and soft and fluffy on the inside. I might look like a little Irish girl, but I make one mean Italian sub sandwich. My Dad who is 100% Italian, has eaten thousands(not an exaggeration) of Italian sub sandwiches in his life, but he has declared mine the best he has ever had!

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Here is what you'll need

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Cut the loaf of bread into 5 4-inch pieces

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Cut each one in half horizantally

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Set up your assembly line

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Here are all the meats and cheese I am using

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Start with the sopresata

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Next is the capicola

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Salami, we like Volpi

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Mortadella, I buy the one without the pistachios

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Pepperoni, sliced thin

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Provalone

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Romaine and onions

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

If you are not eating right away, wrap them up

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Tape the plastic wrap so that they stay fresh

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Cliff's lunches for work are ready to go

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

He wants one now so i'll go ahead and add the dressing

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

A couple pepperoncinis

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

And some hot giardiniera. We keep Marconi in business.

Italian Sub Sammies recipe pictures

Doesn't that look good?

 

Comments

  1. says

    What a great idea. I would love to hear how you prepare the pasta! I’m always tired after work, and preparing lunches is the last thing I want to be doing!

    • says

      Valerie-
      For the pasta I just make a big batch of whatever kind he wants. Artichoke pasta is his favorite right now. Then I line up a whole bunch of containers and thats it. I always add a little extra sauce because the noodles tend to absorb the sauce. It saves me a lot of time during the week.

  2. Jas says

    How do you store the sandwiches for the entire week? Does the bread go bad and dry by Thursday or Friday? And the lettuce brown?

    • says

      They pretty much stay delicious the entire week. She gives them to me in plastic wrap and I take them all to work on Monday and keep them in the fridge. I don’t put the sub dressing, giardiniera or pepperoncinis on the sammie until I take it out to eat that day.

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