The alarm went off too early this morning. No, seriously. It went off half hour earlier then normal. I thought I fixed that from a power outage we had days ago. Anyhow, I’m up and its dark out. That’s saying something in August when sunrise is at 6:00am. At least the coffee is on.

Is New York the only place we refer to a BIG sandwich as a hero? I think in Chicago they are called hoagies. There are “subs”, hence that fast food place “Subway”, and Grinders farther up in the North East. Here, where I live, the BIG three foot sandwich is popular during Super Bowl Sunday and parties for teenagers and college students! Here it’s called a three foot, four foot, or six foot hero.

So, here is the American Hero Recipe:

1 loaf of Italian bread, hoagie, or hero

1 pound of sliced roast beef (depending on bread size)

1 pound of sliced turkey breast (depending on bread size)

1 pound of ham (depending on bread size)

1/2 pound American cheese




Slice the bread lengthwise in half. Begin on the bottom half by layering on the roast beef. Then add the turkey and last the ham. Add a layer of American Cheese. Now, cover that with shredded lettuce. This is lettuce that is cut into thin strips. Most delis use their meat slicer to cut the lettuce and tomatoes. Cover the lettuce with the tomato. Place the top on and slice into 2 1/2 inch slices, unless you are making a single smaller sandwich as I did. Then, just cut it in half.

These big three foot heroes get served with Italian salad dressing, mustard, and mayonnaise on the side, so people can have a choice of the condiment they want to put on their slice of the sandwich. I used mayo on mine. I use Italian dressing on my Italian hero, but that is a recipe for another day. You can see one of the Italian big sandwiches I made for Jennifer and her class below.

Until next time. Be well, be happy, and have a great day!

The Drunken Chef (Russ)


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