The Muffuletta

"Signor Lupo Salvadore established Central Grocery in New Orleans, LA and is credited with the creation of the muffaletta. Then there is the counter-claim that Bartolomeo Perrone, owner of Progress Grocery, invented the muffaleta. Either way, the sandwich is incredible."
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  • To make the olive salad: combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl; stir well to combine; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to allow flavors to blend.
  • Bring to room temperature before using.
  • To make the oregano onions: separate onion rings and place in a mixing bowl, add in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
  • To make the sandwich: all ingredients should be brought to room temperature before assembling the sandwich.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Slice the loaf of muffaletta bread in half horizontally; place bread on a baking sheet and heat in the oven for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • Remove bread from oven; evenly distribute slices of mozzarella cheese on the top half and evenly distribute slices of provolone cheese on the bottom half.
  • Return the bread to the oven and bake 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is softened but not melted; remove from oven.
  • On the bottom half, layer the meats, beginning with the Genoa, then the mortadella, the capicolla, and finally the ham.
  • Press down lightly on the meats to creat a level surface and spoon on the olive salad.
  • Add oregano onions and drizzle with olive oil, if desired.
  • Cover with top half of bread; slice into quarters and serve immediately.

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  1. Roxygirl in Colorado
    I used this recipes as a base since I had ham, turkey, and provolone cheese only. I bought an olive salad blend at the deli counter and added the rest of ingred. The marinated onions were a nice addition. I served at a Teacher's luncheon and they went fast. Thanks NurseDi, for posting. Roxygirl
  2. SLColman
    This is as close to the real deal as you can get in my opinion. This is a must make for any Mardi Gras party.



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