Recently, I asked Chris what he wanted me to make for dinner and he said, “The sandwiches you make on the French bread. You haven’t made it in a really long time.” Like the genie I sometimes can be, I made it happen.
I think this is something I first made shortly after we were married. It’s easy enough and makes quite a bit to serve and share; it definitely doesn’t leave you feeling hungry. I had a sliver of it (it’s quite filling) and he had a big slice of it and then took the rest to work to share with the guys.
- 1 loaf of French bread (I used a garlic and herb one)
- 3/4 lb. of deli roasted turkey breast, sliced thin
- 3/4 lb. of deli black forest ham, sliced thin
- 11 slices of Muenster cheese
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin, seeds and membranes removed
- 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced thin
- 1/2 red onion, sliced
- bottled or homemade Italian dressing
- other veggies, as desired: pickles, jalapenos, Pepperoncinis, etc.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice bread lengthwise and on each half, apply a thin coat of the Italian dressing and place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 10 minutes to toast. I tend to go back and forth between baking & broiling, either way, just enough to toast it. Remove from oven. Layer both sides with the turkey and ham, top with cheese slices and return to the oven to allow the cheese to melt. Remove from the oven and top with green pepper, tomato, red onion, & S&P. As for me, I like it just like this:
but Chris prefers the other veggies, so I always add those to his slice as pictured in the first photo. Place the two halves together, cut, and enjoy.