The Ultimate Party Sandwich

    30 min

    This is the ultimate crowd pleaser if you have a hoard of hungry men watching a match. You can vary the ingredients - especially the cheeses - as you like. You can also add mayo, mustard or even a sprinkling of balsamic vinegar.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) loaf ciabatta, bloomer or baguette, halved lengthways
    • 60g butter, softened
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 80g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 cos lettuce, shredded
    • 450g sliced cooked ham
    • 450g sliced turkey breast
    • 450g sliced salami
    • 450g sliced mozzarella cheese
    • 450g sliced Edam or Gruyere cheese
    • 450g sliced mild Cheddar cheese
    • 2 tomatoes, sliced
    • 1 large onion, sliced
    • 1 (350g) tin pitted black olives, sliced
    • 1/2 (290g) jar mushrooms, drained and sliced
    • 1 green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat your oven's grill. In a small bowl, mix together the butter and garlic. Spread garlic butter on both halves of bread, and sprinkle liberally with Parmesan cheese. Place in preheated oven until cheese is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
    2. On the bottom half of the bloomer, place a layer of lettuce. Alternating between meat and cheese, arrange layers of ham, turkey, salami, and the three cheeses. Add a layer of tomatoes, onion, black olives, mushrooms, green peppers and anything else you like. Place the remaining half of bread on top.
    3. Place the sandwich on a cutting board, and slice into individual servings.

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    Wow! This is one BIG sandwich. It's actually more of a hoagie or sub depending on where you're from but one thing's for sure - it's delicious. I have to laugh as if the addition of some lettuce, tomato and other assorted "veggies" could some how make this seem "healthy". But, you have to splurge once in a while and I guess it's not called the "Heart Stopper 2000" for nothin'! There was no way we could finish this by ourselves so I sent the rest to work with my husband and he told me the guys renamed this "The Widow Maker" - LOL!  -  08 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used home made french baguettes for this.It was absolutely delish!!my husband's kind of sandwich  -  12 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Dagwood demands this at almost every meal. Love, Blondie  -  01 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)