New Orleans Muffulettas
This Italian cold-cut sandwich is a new orleans classic. Could we make an easy, delicious version at home?
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted to do this iconic Southern sandwich justice, so we started with (semi) homemade bread. Store-bought pizza dough bakes up into puffy rounds of bread, and we topped it with sesame seeds just like at Central Grocery in New Orleans. The traditional meats and cheeses—mortadella, salami, hot capicola for kick, and provolone cheese—are layered into the split loaves along with the signature ingredient: olive salad. Ours is a briny, bright combination of olives, capers, giardiniera, garlic, herbs and spices, and just a splash of vinegar for extra tang.