Childhood Favorite Inspired Italian Sandwich #goodcookcom #goodcookkitchenexprt #giveaway

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Mrs Bernstein SandwichAs a Good Cook blogger I was asked to share a favorite sandwich recipe.  I wanted my recipe to be meaningful so I knew right away what it would be.  When I was in middle school the mother of one of my good friends used to make the most delicious Italian sandwiches.  She knew how much I loved them so every once in a while when she was making one for her daughter, she would make one for me, too.  Now all these years later (I won’t tell you how many years!), I still have such wonderful memories of Mrs. Bernstein’s kindness and her yummy sandwiches.  It’s been a long time since I had one of her sandwiches so I tried my best to recreate it from memory and added my own twists.  I hope this post makes her proud.  This is for you, Mrs. Bernstein!
Italian collageIngredients:
(3-4 slices each per sandwich- I prefer Boar’s Head)
Hard Salami
Genoa Salami
Slicing Pepperoni
Ham (I choose Parmesan Pesto Ham)
(2 slices each per sandwich)
Provolone Cheese
Mozzarella Cheese (not in the original recipe)
Italian Hoagie Roll
Shredded Lettuce
Black Olives
Italian Dressing (I choose Wishbone House Italian because it has Parmesan cheese in it which compliments this sandwich well)
Italian Seasonings (optional- not in the original recipe)

Apply Italian Dressing liberally to both sides of the bread but do not drench it too much or the bread will be soggy.  Put mozzarella cheese on one side of the bread and provolone  cheese on the other.  Layer meat (I like to folding each slice in half for a nicer presentation).  Add shredded lettuce and black olives and top with more Italian Dressing.  Sprinkle Italian Seasonings on top if desired.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before eating to allow the dressing to soak into the bread plus it tastes better cold.
As part of this Good Cook Ultimate Sandwich campaign, we each received an Ultimate Sandwich Kit that included a sandwich keeper (which is tall enough to fit a pretty big sandwich, a cheese slicer, a purple sandwich knife (my favorite color), flexible cutting boards, and a slice-precise holder to make cutting easier.  I love how the cutting boards are color coded to help against cross contamination plus they are a great size for small jobs like cutting vegetables and such for a sandwich.  The sandwich knife is great for not only slicing bread and other items but because it is wide, it does a great job spreading condiments.  Using the slice-precise with the sandwich knife keeps items still without getting your fingers in the way and the cheese slicer makes quick work of slicing some cheese to top your sandwich creation.
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  1. Sarah L says:

    Grilled cheese sandwich with pickles (I still like it)
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. This looks just like a Subway sandwich. Yum!

  3. bologna and cheese

  4. Amy Tolley says:

    salami and cheese on a hard roll with mustard…..yummy!!!

  5. Amy Tolley says:

    this sandwich sounds amazing as well…love all the ingredients are wonderful..thanks for sharing…

  6. Amy Tolley says:

    left comments on the cajan spicy hamspread sandwich and the Jalapeno Popper w/Bacon Sandwich

  7. rochelle haynes says:


  8. Yep…I was normal…Peanut butter and Jelly.

  9. Christy Cummins says:

    PB&J all the way!

  10. Christy Anderson says:

    PB&J was my favorite sandwich as a child.

  11. Paol Trenny says:

    PB and banana sandwich

  12. Maryann D. says:

    As a child I liked bologna sandwiches.

  13. Sherry Compton says:

    Peanut butter and sugar

  14. Robin Wilson says:

    My fave as a child was grilled cheese (had to be the Kraft cheese slices)!

  15. Michele P says:

    don’t laugh, but as a child my fave sandwich was a ketchup sandwich, ketchup and white bread only…what can I say?

  16. Linda Bradshaw says:

    Pimento cheese sandwiches, olive loaf sandwiches, and grilled cheese sandwiches are all we ever had so all 3 would be my favorite!

  17. Ashley S says:

    I liked tomato, cheddar cheese and chips on white bread!

  18. this looks amazing!!

  19. Mmm Nothing like a good Italian sub

  20. Pam Flynn says:

    Bologna and cheese on white bread

  21. I loved peanut butter and jelly as a kid.

  22. Heather says:

    Favorite sandwich as a child, PB and J definitely!!

  23. shaunie says:

    Peanut butter and jelly

  24. My favorite sandwich as a child was PB & J

  25. Amanda Rauch says:

    My favorite has always been the monte cristo. But definitely without the powdered sugar, just meat and cheese

  26. Oh man I used to eat peanut butter and fluff.

  27. Patty Taylor says:

    I used to eat peanut butter and mayonnaise!

  28. Robin Wilson says:

    We made this sandwich tonight for dinner ~ only change was I toasted the bread first a little under the broiler to make the hubby happy. It was absolutely delicious! So good on this hot summer night! Thank you again for the recipe!

  29. Victoria C. says:

    This looks incredible. When I go grocery shopping later I am getting the ingredients for this, lol. Yum!