Muffuletta sandwiches are a wonderful New Orleans tradition. These famous sandwiches are served throughout the city, and particularly in the restaurants along Decatur Street in New Orleans’ Old French Quarter. Traditionally, this sandwich is served on an 8 inch round, 2 inch thick, crusty Italian bread made in New Orleans, especially for the Muffuletta Sandwich (A Muff). Muffaletta bread is hard to find outside of New Orleans, so just look for a loaf that is round, about 10 inches in diameter, with a fairly thick crust. The crust is important because it has to be able to soak up the olive salad marinade without turning mushy.
Pictured above : homemade Muffuletta by Marie Porter of Celebrationgeneration.com
MUFFULETTA (NEW ORLEANS SIGNATURE SANDWICH)
- Loaf of Bread
- Boscoli Family Olive Salad (Italian, Jalapeno, or Kalamata)
- ¼ Genoa salami (or hard salami)
- ¼ ham
- ¼ mortadella (if available)
- ¼ provolone cheese
Traditionally served on a 9 inch round, 2-inch thick, crusty Italian bread made in New Orleans, especially for the muffuletta sandwich. (Can substitute french bread, ciabatta, pistolets, or any dense bread). Cut bread in half and lightly coat both sides of bread with Boscoli Family Italian Olive Salad. Layer thin slices of Genoa salami, (or hard salami), ham, mortadella (if available) and provolone cheese.
Can be enjoyed cold or heat in over to taste. For an added kick, sprinkle with a little crushed red pepper to taste!