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Muffalata in NJ Thu, 04/24/08 12:47 PM (permalink)
Lookin to pick up a Muffalata for my Grand Fathers birthday. WHere in the tristate area can I get the best?

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    RE: Muffalata in NJ Thu, 05/1/08 9:52 AM (permalink)
    I've been watching your question hoping someone had an answer. I'm not from NO and have never been but the sandwich has interested me too. There are 2 places I know of that have (had) it on the menu in NYC.

    This was the best prospect but seems to be now closed.

    This is a popular place in NYC's financial district. I had one here but it seemed that the guys making the sandwiches have no clue in what they are making. I can't make an assessment; I've never had a real one. You may be better off concocting your own.

    Happy birthday to your Grand Father and good luck.
      seafarer john

      RE: Muffalata in NJ Thu, 05/1/08 5:22 PM (permalink)
      Find an Italian bakery, buy a big round loaf, Google a Muffalata recipe (the olive salad is the key part) and make your own. I've done it several times it aint New Orleans but it is pretty good and not all that difficult.

      Cheers, John
        ann peeples

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        RE: Muffalata in NJ Thu, 05/1/08 5:27 PM (permalink)
        I was just going to say what seafarer john wrote-get a good round Italian bread and make your own-agreeing with his emphasis on the olive salad...
          ann peeples

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          RE: Muffalata in NJ Thu, 05/1/08 5:29 PM (permalink)
          Recipe Courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
          1 cup back olives, sliced
          1 cup queen stuffed olives, sliced
          2 tablespoons minced shallots
          2 teaspoons minced garlic
          2 tablespoons small diced celery
          2 tablespoons chopped parsley
          1 1/2 teaspoons fine ground black pepper
          1/2 cup olive oil
          1 10-inch Muffalata bun
          2 ounces cotto salami, thinly sliced
          2 ounces smoked ham, thinly sliced

          2 ounces Genoa salami, thinly sliced
          2 ounces Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
          2 ounces Provolone cheese, thinly sliced

          In a mixing bowl, combine the first eight ingredients
          together and mix well. Split the Muffalata in half and spoon half of the olive
          salad on one half of the bun. Place the cotto salami, smoked ham, Genoa salami,
          Mozzarella cheese, and Provolone cheese on top of the olive salad. Place the
          remaining half of the bun on top and slice the sandwich into fourths.

            seafarer john

            RE: Muffalata in NJ Thu, 05/1/08 9:19 PM (permalink)
            Thanks, Annpeeples, for your support, but, I was trying to avoid offering a recipe. In any case, my recipe, avoiding specifics, has no garlic, requires mortadella and a bit of shredded lettuce, and has no mozzarella. But, what the Hell, yours , I'm sure, is just as good as mine and I'd be happy to share a quarter of yours. I'm not sure, but I think I got my recipe off these forums a couple of years ago.

            Cheers, John
              Phil from Philly

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              RE: Muffalata in NJ Sun, 12/14/08 8:57 PM (permalink)
              I can't help you with the NYC area, but you can get a muffalata at A Taste of Italy in Ambler, PA outside of Philly. I go over there and buy one every so often. I've never seen this sandwich available in any other place (apparently it's a New Orleans thing).

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                RE: Muffalata in NJ Mon, 12/15/08 8:20 AM (permalink)
                Welcome to the board Phil.

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                  RE: Muffalata in NJ Mon, 12/15/08 9:01 AM (permalink)

                  It cannot be duplicated completely up north, so who makes the best is subjective. The bread in Nola is unique to the region.
                  Regarding olive salad, there are some brands in jars that actually look pretty good and come from New Orleans. No need to search when the best one may be from your kitchen.


                    RE: Muffalata in NJ Tue, 12/16/08 10:58 AM (permalink)
                    You can mail order the Central Grocery's mix.
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