Real Italian Hoagie

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More Philly Stuff? You got it! Here's how to make a real Hoagie. The word Hoagie came from the sandwiches that used to get eaten by workers over on a place that was nicknamed "hog island" The workers there would bring crusty rolls with Italian meats and some olive oil and they became known as "hoggies" which eventually morphed into hoagie... Now that I've sounded like a Cliff Claven... the only other thing I have to say is don't make this with a soft roll! It has to be a GOOD crusty Italian Long Roll!

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  • add   1 large tomato
  • add   1/4 lb prosciutto di Parma
  • add   4 hoagie rolls
  • add   1 tablespoon olive oil
  • add   2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • add   1/4 lb genoa salami or soprassata salami
  • add   1/4 lb provolone cheese
  • add   1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • add   1 small onion
  • add   1/4 lb capicola
  • add   1/8 cup shredded lettuce


  1. Slice the rolls, but not all the way through.
  2. Place the vinegar and oregano in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil until emulsified.
  3. Remove some of the bread from the center of each half of roll.(if desired)
  4. Drizzle a little of the olive oil mixture on the bread.
  5. Place first the meats, then the cheese in layers.
  6. Top with the tomatoes, onions, then the lettuce. Drizzle with more of the dressing, as desired.