After weeks of boring sandwiches consisting only of a thin layer of meat and cheese on dry, boring bread, it was time for a change.
The homemade bread and the fresh basil are the most important parts of this sandwich. Maybe also the banana peppers. And salami. Ok, it’s really the combination of all the ingredients.
I would suggest eating the sandwiches the first day as the bread comes right out of the oven. Don’t bother toasting them that day, enjoy the moist, warm bread. Then, for the leftovers, go ahead and toast the sandwiches and enjoy the crispy warm sandwiches with melty cheese.
1/2 recipe, subbing white whole wheat + 1/2 tsp baking powder for bread flour
provolone or mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
olive oil mayonnaise
tomato, sliced thinly
fresh basil leaves
Servings: 6 subs
Preheat oven to 450oF. Slice open bread and layer cheese, salami, and ham on one half of each sub, and arrange on a baking sheet. Lightly mist the inside of the other half of the sub with olive oil (I use an oil mister). Place in oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the bread reaches a desired crispiness. Remove from oven and layer tomato, banana peppers, and basil on top of the meat and cheese. Smear mayonnaise on the top half of the sub and close the sandwich. Enjoy!