Citizens – we are coming up on the Super Bowl so I’ll be posting several of my best football-watching recipes leading up to the Big Game!
The heart of any true Super Bowl party is the sandwich – mine is transcendent, unmatched in delicious savor, balanced flavors and is not at all hard to make. It’s 18 different layers of goodness (a mystic number in the Jewish faith) and we can all use every bit of good fortune to aid our chosen team in achieving victory!
Feel free to change, subtract or add any ingredient to suit your specific taste. Keep the bread soft, the condiments pungent and the meat of top-quality and you can’t go wrong!
Enjoy – and may the best team triumph!
Battle on – The Generalissimo
PS – Dagwood is a character from the old “Blondie” comic strip notorious for making (and devouring) insanely large sandwiches.
Start with a Green Onion Slab from Acme Bread (available at Whole Foods) or a focaccia loaf, slice lengthwise.
Layer 1 – Best Foods (aka Hellmann’s on the east coast) Mayo mixed with 1 head Roasted Garlic – spread liberally on bottom piece of bread
Layer 2 – ¾ pound Boar’s Head Roasted BBQ Chicken Breast, sliced thin
Layer 3 – ½ pound Horseradish Cheddar, sliced thin
Layer 4 – 1 large Avocado, sliced thin
Layer 5 – ¾ pound Italian Mortadella, sliced thin
Layer 6 – deseeded Tomato, sliced thin
Layer 7 – ½ pound cave-aged Gruyere, sliced thin
Layer 8 – Freybe Gypsy Salami, sliced thin
Layer 9 – ¾ pound Virginia Ham, sliced thin
Layer 10 – 1 large ball Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thin
Layer 11 – Fresh Basil leaves
Layer 12 – Fresh Oregano leaves
Layer 13 – Thinly sliced Smoked Fontina cheese
Layer 14 – Hirshon sweet Balsamic peppers (used Peloponesse roasted red peppers– rinse, soak in marinade of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lots of chopped garlic, LOTS of brown sugar )
Layer 15 – Some thinly sliced Spanish ham
Layer 16 – Some chopped kalamata and green olives
Layer 17 – Some thinly sliced (almost paper thin) cucumber
Layer 18 – Thinly sliced Spanish purple onion
Soak top layer of bread with pepper marinade, then spread with Edmond Fallon Balsamic Honey Mustard and close sandwich
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, weight with heavy book(s) for at least 1 hour, pierce with a toothpick for each section of sandwich, then slice carefully.