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Italian Hero Sandwich
Anthony Scotto's Italian Hero Sandwich
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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This super-sized sandwich is great for feeding big groups with minimal effort. Assemble the meat-, cheese- and veggie-stuffed sandwich, slice, serve — and then sit back, relax and watch it disappear.


    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut in half lengthwise
    • 1/2 cup pepperoncini peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 1/2 cup cherry peppers, seeded and chopped
    • 2 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce
    • 4 heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
    • 5 ounces thinly sliced salami
    • 5 ounces thinly sliced capicola
    • 5 ounces thinly sliced mortadella
    • 5 ounces thinly sliced provolone cheese


1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir to mix well, then slowly whisk in olive oil until incorporated.

2. Lay the bottom half of the loaf on a work surface and spread the pepperoncini and cherry peppers over the bread. Scatter evenly with lettuce and layer with tomatoes. Drizzle with a few tablespoons of the red wine vinaigrette.

3. Layer the meats, one at a time, over the tomatoes and top with a layer of provolone cheese. Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the cut side of the top of the loaf.

4. Close the sandwich and cut into 3- to 4-inch pieces. Serve.

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