I get a ton of requests for this sandwich, particularly at Superbowl time. I think the key is the fresh ingredients and using a really good Italian dressing (or a homemade vinaigrette).
- Slice the loaf of bread in half lengthwise.
- Dig out excess bread in the center so that each half resembles a shallow "canoe".
- Drizzle the bread with Italian salad dressing.
- Layer the ingredients on the bread as desired.
- Cut the finished sandwich into 1 1/2 inch slices and enjoy!