Hot Day Hoagie

93B4A9E8-35E1-4897-993F-CBD845EB590BToday is a hot day in Winnipeg, and I didn’t want to bbq anything. Days like today we like having something that doesn’t require cooking. Lunch was a salad for my wife and I had celery, cheese, and pickles. Summer is usually things like that, supper can be cold cuts and potato salad. Tonight we decided to make hoagies, which my wife calls subs. They have always been hoagies, but also called hero sandwiches and subs. They operate under a bunch of different names depending on where you live. Every culture has their version, and they are all very good. For me making a hoagie is just fun, you get to play with what your putting in it. There are no rules or limits on what you do. You need a very good hoagie roll or a piece of a very good baguette to make a good hoagie. Since I went to book an appointment to get my haircut this morning I picked up a very good baguette that was actually still warm. Next was cold cuts, some that my wife likes and some for myself. Since quantities don’t matter I will just list what went in mine.

10 inch piece of a baguette split

Corn beef

Salami

Pastrami

Smoked turkey breast

Slices of mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese

Chopped green onion

Mustard

Honey mustard salad dressing

Romaine lettuce

Sliced pickle

Butter

Salt and pepper to taste

There is a couple of things I do that may be a little different. I butter both parts of the baguette and spread with mustard. On one I place the green onion and top with sliced mozzarella cheese, the other just gets covered with mozzarella cheese. I microwave them for about 1 minute or until the cheese is melted, I then salt and pepper both. I toss the lettuce with the salad dressing and parmesan cheese. I microwave the meat for about 30 seconds to warm it up, then I build my sandwich. You can put it together anyway you like.

About Graham Stewart

This is me on a bad day.
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