Now, where to begin...what to make!? I love Italian food and have many, many favorites...but the one I decided to submit to the Festa Italiana Roundup is probably the simplest of them all. It is my husband's favorite sandwich (or so he says every time he asks me to make a few). I know I've said it before (I guess that means I really mean it)...sometimes the simplest food is the best food. So, follow my lead or gather a different variety of Italian (or other) lunch meats & cheeses...and toast up a sandwich today!
Now this is what I'm talkin' about! For the sandwich, gather:
Italian bread, cut in sandwich lengths or individual loaves cut in half.
Garlic, whole cloves- halved lengthwise
Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
Lettuce, shred or whole leaf
Your favorite Italian dressing or vinaigretteTop with lettuce & tomato. Drizzle all over with Italian dressing. Place other half of bread on top of sandwich. Cut in half and serve. It's delicious when it's really warm (just toasted)...and deliciously messy; with each bite the dressing will run down your fingers! It's so perfect! The reason I layered everything on to the bottom half of the bread is to allow the dressing to soak into the top half once it's on, but it can never soak it all up...