RECIPE

Muffuletta-Style Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwiches

John’s favorite lunch is a sandwich packed with Italian favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup giardiniera (Hot pickled vegetable salad), drained
  • 1 cup packed baby arugula leaves
  • 1/4 cup pitted green olives
  • 8 slices pullman-style white bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 thick slices provolone cheese
  • 8 thin slices prosciutto cotto or boiled ham
  • 8 thin slices hot soppressata
  • 8 thin slices genoa salami

Preparation

Using a food processor, grind the giardiniera, arugula and olives.


Coat 1 side of the bread slices with the butter. Build each sandwich as follows: a bread slice (buttered side out), giardiniera relish, a cheese slice, 2 prosciutto slices, 2 soppressata slices, 2 salami slices, another cheese slice, more relish and another bread slice (buttered side out).


Pre-heat a griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the sammies and cook, turning once, until the cheese melts, 6-8 minutes.

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