Muffuletta or Muffaletta

muffaletta sandwhich
Muffuletta is a type of Sicilian bread (round crusty loaf with a hollow center) but is best known as one heck of a big sandwich. The sandwich version originated in 1906 at the Central Grocery Store owned by Salvatore Lupo, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
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  • The Olive Salad:
    • 2/3 cup Green olives, pitted and -coarsely chopped
    • 2/3 cup Black olives, pitted and -coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup Pimiento, chopped
    • 1/4 cup drained, chopped cocktail onions
    • 3 Cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1 Fillet anchovy, mashed
    • 1 tablespoon Capers
    • 1/3 cup Finely chopped parsley
    • 1 teaspoon Oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
    • 1/2 cup Olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • The Sandwich:
    • 1 large Loaf Italian Bread
    • 1/3 pound Hard salami, very thinly -sliced
    • 1/3 pound Ham, very thinly sliced
    • 1/3 pound Provolone, thinly sliced


The Olive Salad
Mix all the ingredients together. Cover and allow to marinate over night or a minimum of 12 hours.

The Sandwich
Slice loaf in half horizontally and slightly scoop out insides. Layer on salami, ham and Provolone. Spread on olive spread at least 3/4-inch thick. Replace top half of loaf and cut into serving size pieces.


More About The Mufuletta From Sharon Tyler Herbst

"[muhf-fuh-LEHT-tuh] A specialty of New Orleans, this HERO-style sandwich originated in 1906 at the Central Grocery, which many think still makes the best muffuletta in Louisiana. The sandwich consists of a round loaf of crusty Italian bread, split and filled with layers of sliced PROVOLONE, Genoa SALAMI and ham topped with "olive salad," a chopped mixture of green, unstuffed olives, PIMIENTOS, celery, garlic, cocktail onions, CAPERS, oregano, parsley, olive oil, red-wine vinegar, salt and pepper. The olive salad is what sets the muffuletta apart from any other sandwich of its ilk. "

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