Napoleon Bonaparte Muffaletta Sandwich

  • For the olive salad:

1/2 mug Spanish pimento olives

1/2 cup pitted black olives (Kalamatas work fine).

4 to 6 cornichons. 2 cloves garlic (see note listed below).

2 tsps dried out Italian oregano.

1/2 mug extra-virgin olive oil.

2 tbsps merlot vinegar.

1/4 tsp ground black pepper.

  • For the sandwich components:

one 6-ounce crusty Italian roll.

A little creole mustard.

1/4 extra pound very finely sliced costs prepared or treated ham (even prosciutto or jamon Serrano).

1/4 pound very finely sliced capicola (as the name suggests, this is frequently made from pig neck).

1/4 extra pound cut provolone cheese.

  1. It’s simple to make the olive salad in the dish of a food processor making use of the olives, cornichons, garlic, oregano, olive oil, vinegar, and black pepper. Give every little thing a few fast pulses. It must continue to be a bit chunky– rather more rugged than a tapenade
  2. Spoon the olive salad into a non-reactive dish as well as cover it with cling wrap. It needs to after that go into the refrigerator to relax for a minimum of 5 to 8 hours, and it will keep over night.
  3. To put together, utilize a sharp bread blade to divide the loaf right into 2 halves flat like a large burger bun. Smear some mustard on the bottom fifty percent and also top with pork, capicola, provolone, and a generous amount of olive salad. Cover with the leading part of the roll and also divide right into fifty percents or quarters. Bring paper napkins.
  4. Notes to the chef: For the garlic, I use a “garlic confit” that I learned from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon recipe book. What that contains has to do with 40 peeled cloves of garlic covered in canola oil and also poached for concerning forty minutes– a fire tamer is advised. Store the garlic as well as oil in a sealed container in the refrigerator. After a few days the oil will certainly be highly perfumed. I think the little Corsican would certainly such as that touch. It comes in handy to have on hand and you can include a little of the oil to the salad. Or else, utilize fresh garlic cloves.
  5. The cornichon included in the olive salad is untraditional yet one of my New Orleans friends really liked it, so I believe it actually works. Do not be stingy with the olive salad.


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