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2012/03/07 20:43:33 (permalink)

Great Italian Sub

This is the large Italian Sub I got from Buon Appetito Pizzeria in Jersey City, NJ.   www.buonappetitojc.com  It is 18 inches of deliciousness and exactly what an Italian should be.  The bread is perfectly crusty, not too hard, and the cold cuts are of a very high quality.  On this is ham, salami, provolone, and we added pepperoni.  It is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, salt, pepper, oregano, with plenty of oil and vinegar.  This monster has to be at least 5lbs of deliciousness.  
 
I hope you enjoy the food porn and please share pics of your favorite Italian Subs 
 

 

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    Foodbme
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/07 22:39:49 (permalink)
    Looks good! How much was that puppy?
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/08 08:01:10 (permalink)
    That was $16. Not the cheapest, but well worth it. Feeds 2 people easily
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/08 08:38:12 (permalink)
    A few weeks ago I got an Italian sub at our local Jersey Mike's and it was very good. I know....it's a chain....but, we don't have great sub shops around every corner in my area. And this visit they had hot red pepper relish!!! Yay!!! We're moving up in the world of subs! It was around $6.50 or so for a regular (half of a large sub). I add banana peppers and the red pepper relish to the cast of regulars on a "Mike's Way" dressed sub.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/08 10:07:33 (permalink)
    Sack O' Subs - Ocean City, NJ
     

     
    White House -  Atlantic City

     
    Primo - Old Italian - Ocean City, NJ 
     

     
     
    post edited by ChrisOC - 2012/03/08 10:09:26
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    fattybomatty
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/08 10:22:55 (permalink)
    Those look good and make me realize I take horrible pics
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/08 10:52:38 (permalink)
    OMG!!!

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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/08 17:52:07 (permalink)
    MetroplexJim

    OMG!!!


    Ditto!!

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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/08 19:28:05 (permalink)
    fattybomatty

    Those look good and make me realize I take horrible pics

     
    Your pics are just fine. They made my mouth water.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/09 11:16:40 (permalink)
    Yum! I love the meats sliced very thin and piled vs. thick slices (no idea why, just do ;-) Shops around here use terrible white bread rolls that just don't cut it. I have yet to find a decent place within a 30 min drive of Bradley airport in CT (hint - anyone have any ideas??) that truly has a great italian sandwich like you can get in NY or Jersey.  The first picture posted is a perfect example of what I am looking for!
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/09 12:15:33 (permalink)
    Have you tried K and M grinders
    Right there at 490 Sping St -Bradley Field
    I live in Florida now but years ago they where great.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/09 14:32:35 (permalink)
    Last night I saw a TV commercial for Subway's Italian subs...
     
    Would the sandwiches pictured above still be considered Italian without the lettuce, tomato, and onion?  When it comes to subs I like meat, cheese, and dressing but no veggies.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/09 20:46:38 (permalink)
    Yep, Italians don't need no stinking l.t.o
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 16:14:31 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken

    Last night I saw a TV commercial for Subway's Italian subs...

    Would the sandwiches pictured above still be considered Italian without the lettuce, tomato, and onion?  When it comes to subs I like meat, cheese, and dressing but no veggies.

    I grew up getting subs from small Italian grocery stores in Connecticut, and never once even saw one with lettuce or tomato. Olives often, and roasted peppers. Sometimes a little onion. But that's it. I make mine with Genoa salami, hot sopressata, hot capicola, mortadella, sharp provolone, kalamata olives and roasted red peppers. I use no dressings, just good olive oil on the bread, along with some oregano and black pepper. That's just the way I got them years ago.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 16:19:00 (permalink)
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    ScreamingChicken

    Last night I saw a TV commercial for Subway's Italian subs...

    Would the sandwiches pictured above still be considered Italian without the lettuce, tomato, and onion?  When it comes to subs I like meat, cheese, and dressing but no veggies.

    I grew up getting subs from small Italian grocery stores in Connecticut, and never once even saw one with lettuce or tomato. Olives often, and roasted peppers. Sometimes a little onion. But that's it. I make mine with Genoa salami, hot sopressata, hot capicola, mortadella, sharp provolone, kalamata olives and roasted red peppers. I use no dressings, just good olive oil on the bread, along with some oregano and black pepper. That's just the way I got them years ago.

     
    Ditto that, Michael. Same for me growing up in NYC and Brooklyn. And usually, mozzarella cheese was the only topping on Pizza!
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 17:11:40 (permalink)
    I could never afford mozzarella. It was an extra 20 cents, pushing the cost of a plain Pepe's pie from 40 cents to 60 cents. 
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 18:38:00 (permalink)
    Need some red wine vinegar on there
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 18:45:06 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson

    Need some red wine vinegar on there


    Why? It's not a salad.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 19:13:49 (permalink)
    I would bother responding to Mr. Hoffman anymore, but he is selective in his responses/ friends.That being said, I agree with his posts/tastes of subs. We have an awesome Italian area of town, and all the subs have on them is oil and oregano.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 19:30:04 (permalink)
    *shrug*
     
    The better italian subs I have had have always included a vinegar component, whether straight or interlaced with herbs or as primary component of a thin italian dressing.  Having thought about this a bit more, I prefer a balsamic vinegar to a red wine vinegar.
     
    I do like mine to include onions, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and lettuce. Many/most of the places I have had a sub at do not have the roasted red peppers.  
     
    I have never had one with sundried tomato, but I suspect that'd be a superb addition. 
     
    Not a fan of olives.
     
    Not a fan of mozzerella or a standard mild provolone on a sub.  Adds calories without much flavor.  Give me a *sharp* provolone.
    post edited by TJ Jackson - 2012/03/10 19:35:54
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 20:35:36 (permalink)
    ann peeples

    I would bother responding to Mr. Hoffman anymore, but he is selective in his responses/ friends.That being said, I agree with his posts/tastes of subs. We have an awesome Italian area of town, and all the subs have on them is oil and oregano.


    Selective? Huh?
     
    TJ's problem is his Italian subs come from places in Cincinnati, where all the Italians are German.
    post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2012/03/10 21:00:59
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 20:49:36 (permalink)
    Well TJ, maybe it's a matter of geography. Where I grew up there wasn't any vinegar used, and a sub sandwich was not considered a salad so there was no lettuce or tomato.
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 21:04:46 (permalink)
    I dunno. 
     
    The addition of ingredients often found in a salad to a sandwich has never made me consider said sandwich a salad
     
    For example - the classic BLT.  Is it a salad if made with each of the "letter" items in roughly equal proportions?  I'd say no, it's a sandwich, but you might disagree.  
     
    To me, the vinegar on a italian sub is a condiment, no different in this sense than tartar sauce on a fish sandwich or mustard on a corned beef sandwich
     
    They're not all German - many of them are irish, and the vast majority of those are irish more than one day a year.
     
    My favorite italian sub to date was had at Campo's in Philadelphia: http://www.roadfood.com/F...July-2006-m217987.aspx
    post edited by TJ Jackson - 2012/03/10 21:21:24
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 21:10:17 (permalink)
    Yes, vinegar can be considered a condiment just like mustard or mayonnaise. But one doesn't put mustard or mayonnaise on a sub. At least, not on an Italian sub.
     
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/10 21:15:47 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    one doesn't put mustard or mayonnaise on a sub. At least, not on an Italian sub.
    ......agreed.........and thats why I said "no different in this sense" :-)
     
    That said, lots of folks like mayo *gack* on italian subs.  Sad but true.  I suppose there are even a few that like mustard on them.  As Vizzini said -- "inconceivable!"
    post edited by TJ Jackson - 2012/03/10 21:20:04
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/11 11:27:30 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Well TJ, maybe it's a matter of geography. Where I grew up there wasn't any vinegar used, and a sub sandwich was not considered a salad so there was no lettuce or tomato.


    I guess that is true enough for an Italian sub.   Now if you want to talk about a Hoagie.........
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/11 11:48:54 (permalink)
    what about ketchup?
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/11 12:25:43 (permalink)
    You must be LOOKING for an argument!!!!  :)
     
     
    1bbqboy

    what about ketchup?


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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/11 13:36:13 (permalink)
    No, I just think the idea of a rigid set of rules for anything is 
    wrong. If TJ wants to put vinegar on a sub, more power to him. What's the difference between ketchup and tomatoes but more sugar? I can't imagine paying $16 for a bunch of cold cuts myself, but again, more power to someone if they are willing to fork it over for a sandwich.
    post edited by 1bbqboy - 2012/03/11 13:39:32
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    Re:Great Italian Sub 2012/03/11 14:39:48 (permalink)
    In Jersey, the standard is lettuce, tomato, onion, salt, pepper, oregano with oil and vinegar. In south jersey I think they sometimes put mayo too.
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