Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

No, it is NOT made with snake, just shaped like one! This is a sandwich of delight. Almost like antipasti on bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • cornmeal, for dusting
  • 3 lbs frozen bread dough, thawed (3 - 1 lb loaves)
  • 2 pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (12 ounce) jarsroasted red and yellow peppers, in oil
  • 2 cups pitted olives, black and green, coarsely chopped
  • 14 cup capers, coarsely chopped
  • 12 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 ounces arugula
  • 1 lb thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 3 lbs fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 14 large red pepper, for tongue of snake


  1. NOTE:.
  2. If you cannot get some good prosciutto, use very thinly sliced smoked ham.
  3. Or any very thinly sliced meat of your choice.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F
  5. Cover a large (12-by-18-by-2-inch) baking pan with parchment; dust lightly with cornmeal.
  6. On a floured surface, combine all the dough and form a long, curvy snake shape; place on pan.
  7. Push two olives into head for eyes.
  8. Cut V-shaped scales down back. with scissors
  9. Brush dough with oil.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap or towels and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  11. Bake until crust is golden, 30 to 40 minutes.
  12. Cool in pan on rack.
  13. Remove roasted peppers from jars, drain and set aside.
  14. Add olive oil to oil from peppers to make 1 cup. (you may not need the whole cup).
  15. Combine oil, celery, olives, capers and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  16. Slice loaf horizontally and place bottom half on tray; arrange arugula leaves on it.
  17. Layer on prosciutto and mozzarella, top with roasted red peppers. Spoon on celery/olive relish and replace top.