EASY TAILGATE RECIPE

Pressed Italian Sandwich

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Pressed Sandwich

"Who said tailgate food has to be complicated?"

INGREDIENTS

01

loaf of ciabatta bread hard salami, sliced thin roasted turkey, not too thin smoked ham, not too thin  sharp provolone, sliced extra thin  balsamic vinegar  olive oil Dijon mustard spices red onion, thinly sliced white vinegar sugar, optional fresh basil peppadew peppers black olives

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Pre-Preparation

Grab 1-2 cast iron skillets and a heavy brick

Assemble all your ingredients

Yeast Package
Flour Bowl
Muscle

Slice the red onions thinly and mix with the white vinegar. Set aside for approximately 10-15 minutes until the color intensifies

02

Wrap a concrete paver or brick with foil and set aside. – 

03

Slice the ciabatta horizontally starting at the short end working your way down the loaf. Hollow out both sides of the ciabatta within ¼-½" all around.

04

“You want to leave a shell for the fillings but not so thin you can see through the bread or make a hole ”

- josie + nina

BREAD TIP

Combine dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

05

Using a pastry brush, generously brush the inside of the bread up to the edges. Don't oversaturate the bread.

06

Beginning with the top side of the bread, start layering the meats and cheeses. I started with the turkey, salami, ham, cheese and then the peppers and onions. 

07

Finish with the peppers and onions. I realize this might be backwards but the taste at the end of the veggies is awesome. It's up to you! [Don't overfill or you won't be able to close the sandwich!]

08

Put the bottom on the sandwich. Create a criss-cross of 2 equally sized pieces of parchment paper. Fold up around the sandwich. Repeat with foil

09

Place the sandwich in a cast iron skillet or heavy pan. Place a slightly larger pan on top of the sandwich and add your foil covered brick (or gallon of milk or something equally as heavy)

10

Set the whole thing in the fridge overnight. The next day cut into pieces. 

Meet Lori

I believe that you can make great Italian food simply at home with fresh ingredients without spending hours. Grab a seat at the table!