Monday, October 7, 2013

The amazing "NAKED" Roman sandwich

There was this place I use to eat at when I worked at the flower shop it was
called the Picnic Company.  They had all these cool names for all the sandwiches they made.
The one that was the best ever was called the Roman.  
sliced pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, sliced hard salami, Romaine lettuce, Roma tomato, red onion, olive oil, cracked black pepper, mayonnaise and hot honey mustard on a roll
I always left things off of it.  
(I have never been one to have a "salad" on my sandwich)
The guy who always made it for me laughed 
when he would make it cause I left 
things off of it to the point that he renamed my sandwich 
to the "NAKED ROMAN"
Then they closed (sad face) and I was like what am I going to do with no way 
to have that sandwich.  So I did what I like to do,  I made my version of it better and cheaper.  
My kids and Dude love them, it's become a staple of our dinner menus.
Here is the way I make them...
(if you find you like the stuff that I leave off add them back on)

I use any type of roll and some times I use sour dough bread.
I butter the rolls and sprinkle some garlic powder on them and put them face down on the panni grill.

Then I take the pepperoni and hard salami (the kids like ham on it too) and mozzarella (sometimes I also use provalone cheese too) and layer it in
a bowl and put in the microwave to heat the meat and melt the cheese.

Next I take the mayo and the italian dressing (if you don't have olive oil the dressing works great) and mix them together. 
Then I brush the roll with the mixture and then the honey mustard.
Then I place the heated up good stuff on the roll and oh YUM! 

There you have it "NAKED" ROMAN sandwich. 
We eat it with chips or salad or even mozzarella sticks 
and sometimes all of them!
I hope you all give it a try and enjoy it as much as we do here!

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