My friends know I am a big fan of sliders for a tailgate or a homegate. Now…I’d like to share a muffuletta slider…just in time for the SEC Championship game pitting #2 LSU against #4 GA.
photo by A Fork’s Tale
The Muffuletta sandwich is famous in New Orleans using the round Sicilian bread with sesame seeds. It is said to be created in 1906 at Central Grocery Co. on Decatur Street in New Orleans, LA by its owner, Salvatore Lupo, a Sicilian immigrant.
The traditional sandwich uses the round bread, sliced horizontally, and layered with ham, salami, swiss and provolone cheese, and mortadella (a pork luncheon meat which includes small cubes of pork fat) with the most difference making ingredient…olive salad.
My slider version uses Hawaiian rolls (as all my slider recipes do), I skip the mortadella (I promise I will try it sometime). The recipe below includes a homemade olive salad based on A Fork’s Tale recipe, but I just ordered a jar of Central Grocery’s famous Olive Salad from Amazon. Will let you know how I like “the original” after the game!
- 12 Hawaiian rolls
- olive oil
- 1/2 pound ham, sliced
- 1/2 pound Genoa salami, sliced
- 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
- 1/2 pound Provolone cheese, sliced
- 6 tablespoons of your favorite olive salad (like Central Grocery's olive salad)
Homemade Olive SpreadIf you prefer to make your own...
- 1/2 cup giardinera mix (Italian pickled vegetables usually including cauliflower, celery and carrots
- 1/4 cup black olives
- 1/2 cup green olives
- 1 T. dijon mustard
- 2 T olive oil
- 2 T red wine vinegar
- Slice the rolls in half. Brush with olive oil.
- Tear or cut slices to fit the rolls and layer starting with the ham, salami, Swiss cheese, and Provolone cheese.
- Top with the olive salad. Replace roll tops. Top each slider with a little melted butter.
- Wrap in foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
NotesPhoto courtesy of A Fork's Tale. These can also be served cold as is the original sandwich. If you would like to try making your own olive salad the above recipe adapted from A Fork's Tale.
Home made Olive Salad from A Fork's Tale
Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com
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Can’t wait for the game on Saturday, Dec.7, 4:00! Lot’s of great games on.
Come celebrate with me. I’ll save you a seat at the table.