This meat-and-cheese filled loaf risesto crusty perfection as it bakes. Slicing the golden loaf revealsmounds of melted fontina cheese, tender ham and spicy salami,accented with roasted red peppers and grilled onions.
Recipe: Giant Baked HeroSandwich
Garlic Oil (recipe follows)Grilled Onions (recipe follows)2 (1-pound) loaves frozen white bread,thawed and kneaded together*1/2 pound thinly sliced dry salami1/2 pound thinly sliced cooked ham1/4 pound thinly sliced dry coppa (optional)8 ounces thinly sliced fontina or MontereyJack cheese1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
*Or make your own favorite white breaddough recipe for approximately a 2 pound loaf.
Garlic Oil:In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil;2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed; and 1/2 teaspoon each drybasil, dry oregano, and dry thyme.
Grilled Onion:In a wide frying pan, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoonsbalsamic or red wine vinegar, and 1 large onion, sliced. Cookover medium-high heat stirring often, until onion begins to brown,about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
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