Muffaletta Sandwiches

The Muffaletta sandwich is the product of a large influx of Sicilian immigrants into New Orleans in the late 1880s.  This isn’t so much a recipe, as it is a shopping list.

The Muffaletta sandwich, a New Orleans original, is served on an entire round loaf of Italian bread (like the loaves of garlic foccaccia from South Union Bakery or Gateway Market) and then piled high with:
Provolone cheese
Genoa salami
Cappicola ham
and topped with “olive salad” –

  • chopped pitted green olives
  • pimientos
  • celery
  • garlic
  • cocktail onions
  • capers
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • olive oil
  • red-wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper