One of my favorite meals from New Orleans is the muffuletta. I’m really surprised that is doesn’t have a bigger following outside of the Crescent City. With all the sub and sandwich shops all over the place you’d think someone would jump on selling a commercial version of the Italian meat and cheese sandwich packed with the flavorful Olive Salad.
Have you ever had one in New Orleans? The Central Grocery Co. on Decatur Street in the French Quarter created the sandwich back in the early 1900′s. They are still the favorite place to grab one. Over the years other restaurants and shops throughout New Orleans came up with their own version. Like Central Grocery, some serve it cold, but others serve it up warm. I say there is no wrong way to eat a muffuletta!
This past summer I had a Ham & Cheese Stromboli. As I was eating it I kept thinking that it would be great to make one of these into a muffuletta. So the very next time I made up a batch of Olive Salad for the Muffuletta, I put some aside and created the Muffuletta Stromboli!
You can click over to Red Beans And Eric to see the recipe along with a lot of pictures showing how I created this NEW excellent spin on the classic NOLA Muffuletta!
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You can find my recipe for THE SWEDISH Meatball Po’ boy in the SOUTHERN PO’ BOY COOKBOOK by Todd-Michael St. Pierre. Also in the book, are my recipes for the GERMAN and the popular BENNY, an Eggs Benedict open-faced po’ boy!