I followed the recipe pretty close; the only exceptions I made were using a ciabatta loaf and turkey pepperoni instead of salami. I made the sandwich in the morning and refrigerated it for an hour then packed it in the cooler where it sat for a couple of hours and it was perfect. Because I used ciabatta, I donâ€™t think I would let it sit for more than 4 or 5 hours total. This was a big hit at the picnic and of course the whole â€œsit thingâ€� was a lot of fun!
Just looking at the list of ingredients, this looks like "a sandwich." But it is so much more! I followed the instructions exactly as written here, and was shocked at how good it was! I don't know how to explain what happens when you combine the ingredients, but something does, and you come out with a sandwich that you will never forget. It is undoubtedly the BEST sandwich we've ever had. The whole family loves it. It rivals anything you get at a specialty sandwich shop. Thank you for this incredible recipe! It''s a permanent part of my cookbook.
I had never heard of anything like this...I appreciated the pictures, especially of the sandwich wrapped in saran. I bought a sourdough loaf from Panera, with the intention of feeding only 2 people. It was plenty! I skipped the onion, and used a little organic Italian dressing instead of the artichoke juice and my choice of cheese was an organic sharp cheddar. I reduced the recipe ingredients, by 1/3-1/2...I got the "go-ahead" to make this one again! :) It was enjoyed!! Thanks!
This is a great 'sammich,' The kids took turns squishing it and thought that was great fun. Then they proceeded to pick it apart to get all the 'icky' stuff out of it. KIDS!!
I havent tried this but, I just had to comment on park review....I laughed so hard ! I will have to try this one....but w/o the artichokes.
Took this to a park. When I opened it my husband said "Are you kidding how am I going to put my mouth around that?" I wish you could see his face when I told him to sit on it! This is to die for and is now in our regular rotation. Dh requests it frequently. Thank you!
Fantastic. We took this on a road trip. I had to use rolls because the loaf would not fit in cooler and left off salami because we don't eat pork. Everyone enjoyed this. I especially like the dressing and the way it soaked into the bread. Thanks.
We loved the flavor of this sandwich. I made it for a camping trip the morning of the big ride ... it had to sit for 6 hours and by the time we were ready to eat, it was a bit soggy. However I also couldn't find a round loaf of french bread so I used sheepherders, which is softer, so that might have had something to do with it. I think next time I will only use half the reserved juice or I will serve alot sooner. Thanks for a great sandwich that I will definately make again!! Update: 10/30/07 My SIL made this sandwich into a bear for my baby shower. She made a large one for the body and several smaller ones for the head and limbs.
Oh my! How did I not remember to rate this?? This is to DIE for! DH and DS ask for this often. I think DS just gets a kick out of Mom letting him bounce around on dinner! The only thing I do differently, I add the olives and the chopped up artichokes to the mayo mixture....YUM YUM! Thanks for a winner!
Sooo good! Tasty and flling. Can't wait for an occasion to make this again. After 24 hours, leftovers are a bit soggy, but still yummy.