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Please describe your ideal sub sandwich to me please?

Asked by Kraken (1177points) June 23rd, 2010

Tell me about the type of bread used and if it is toasted or pressed.
Also what vegetables or meats or condiments that are used and what order and when they are applied and how they are. If cheese is used, pleased explain when and where it is used. Basically I want you to be as specific as possible and sell me on this sandwich so that I am really desirous of your culinary treat at the end of your answer….. and go!

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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I don’t know if this qualifies as a “sub” sandwich, but a Cuban version of the sub (sort a) is the, well, Cuban Sandwich. I loves me a Carmine’s Cuban. Pressed just right. Perfect Cuban bread. Tender pork. Ham. Turkey. Pickles. Cheese. Yep. I’ll eat that right now and be uite happy.

Your_Majesty's avatar

I only eat vegetarian sandwich. But to promote my sandwich I would say “A sandwich made of layers of spinach,slices of tomato,onion,carrot,cucumber,lemon,etc,seasoned with tropical salt and pepper,and covered in two slices of tenderly white yeast bread. All organic and freshly picked from my garden(supermarket)”

This product can be kept in refrigerator for two days.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Just a large Pastrami and Swiss with hot mustard (the Chinese kind). Contents hot, but roll not toasted, just fresh-baked. Served with crisp pickles and a cold Bass Ale.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Romaine lettuce, black olives, caesar salad dressing and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on a pumpernickel roll. I want dill pickle on the side, just because everyone else is talking about pickles and now I want one, too.

Jude's avatar

tinyfaery, simone de b, with me in the middle.

I kid

erichw1504's avatar

Chicken, baby swiss, bacon, and a flavored/spicy mayo.

CMaz's avatar

Meat and bread.

I am easy to please.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

A dom(me) and two subs, oil to taste.

janbb's avatar

Clearly no-one responding knows what a sub sandwich is. The only true submarine sandwich, made by Italians on the East Coast is ham, capicola or salami, provolone, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, vinegar, oil and oregano and garlic salt on a submarine roll. There are many great sandwiches and you all have named several, but only a sub is a sub!

BoBo1946's avatar

Ummm…love a sandwich with fresh homegrown tomatoes, some good sliced turkey on wheat bread, and mustard! Love mustard…Will have one for lunch! Oh, with some organic kettle cooked low fat Lay’s potato chips! And, a cold glass of tea with no sugar! Followed by Strayberry Yogurt, non fat!

Aster's avatar

I think the most important ingredient is the roll has to be made in-house. Freshly baked roll. Then you layer lettuce, bologna, salami, sliced tomatoes, the thinnest onion slices you can slice and white cheese. Finally, and very importantly, sprinkle garlic oil all over the contents that has oregano in it. You can actually buy this oil in the deli of many grocery stores—very small bottle. When I used to eat them often, I wondered what the magic ingredient was and it was the oil. NO MAYONNAISE OR MUSTARD.
Keep your fingers crossed for your arteries.

ipso's avatar

Bay Cities Deli (Santa Monica, CA – closed on Mondays)

- “Large hot pastrami, the works -‘hot’, double provolone, 3x yellow mustard.”
– Dad’s Root Beer. (or possibly Guarana Antarctica)
– Take a bag of Tim’s bbq chips (or sea salt) and sprinkle a few crushed chips inside. Close the sando tight and mack down in transcendent oblivion in your tight little battle.

A few minutes later you’ll wake-up from some other world.

(The “works” include bell peppers and slaw in spiced olive oil and who knows what goodness else. The “hot” works include peperoncini chili peppers too.)

Jude's avatar

Inbetween tinyfaery, simonedb and I – marshmellow fluff. Strategically blopped.

gailcalled's avatar

@Doctor_D: I vote for your sandwich, but hold the bread.

BoBo1946's avatar

mine is the best sandwich!

Silhouette's avatar

Italian vinaigrette, crusty loaf Italian bread, Italian salami, prosciutto, boiled ham, provolone cheese, dill pickles, red onion, ice berg lettuce, pepperchinis. Yum

BoBo1946's avatar

mine is the best!

Draconess25's avatar

I dunno what kind of bread it was. We called itEmo Bread”, because I was feeling emo, & the bread made me happy.

Anyways:
Emo Bread.
Beef fried in garlic & butter.
Honey Ham fried in the leftover grease from the beef.
Maple Bacon fried in the leftover grease from the ham.
Chicken fried in the leftover grease from the bacon.
An Egg fried in the leftover grease from the chicken.
Pickles.
Tomatoes.
Swiss Cheese.
Mozzarella Cheese.
Red Pepper.
More Garlic.
Warmed in the oven for 5 minutes, with love.

andreaxjean's avatar

I’m going to imagine this sandwich up right now.

“Mmm, fresh out of the Tandoori oven, garlic na’an. You can see the steam rising from it if you’d rip a piece off. Deliciousness! Sweet cream butter spread lightly all over to melt in. Oooh, freshly grilled chicken cut into chunks generously placed in the middle with a bed of caramelized onions. I’m making my mouth water. A mildly spicy curried cream sauce with a hint of coconut drizzled overtop to make it savory and sweet. I’d roll up the edges as if it was a soft shell tortilla and take that first bite of Indian goodness.”

Now I’m hungry…. and I work in a grocery store and I start my shift in an hour. Lovely.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Soft sourdough roll
Olive oil
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh mozerella slices
Avocado slices
Tomato slices
Wheat sprouts
Cracked black pepper

BoBo1946's avatar

well, just be that way…take my sandwich and go home!

Aster's avatar

I thought subs were from the NE? So I gave the NE recipe I had for many years.

Seek's avatar

What @janbb said.

Though, I’d really prefer a good hot pressed Reuben or a Beef on Weck, extra au jus.

bob_'s avatar

I’m not wild about sub sandwiches. I’d rather have a regular sandwich, or a panino.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I start with some fresh frybread.
spread horseradish on the bread.
Add leftover venison roast, sliced thin
Add swiss, cheddar or limburger cheese.

At this point you may toast or microwave if desired.

Add lettuce leaf, tomato slice, dill pickle, sliced jalepenos, onion and green pepper.

Serve with a beer or some sweet tea.

BoBo1946's avatar

This guy is nearing the end of his senior year in high school. Unfortunately he still has to share a room with his younger brother who is about 9 years old.

One night, he decides to bring his girlfriend home for a little fun. They have bunk beds and the guy notices that his little brother is already asleep on the lower bunk, so he and his gal climb up to the top bunk.

As you might expect things start to heat up. The guy remembers that his little brother is sleeping below so he tells his girlfriend to whisper, “lettuce” if she wants it harder and “tomato” if she wants a new position.

“Lettuce, tomato, lettuce, tomato, lettuce, pull it out,” She screams out…“I can’t get pregnant…aaahhhhhhhh”!

Then the little brother chimes in, “Hey, would you guys stop making sandwiches up there, you’re getting mayonnaise all over my face.

BoBo1946's avatar

oh, a great bottle of wine to go with your sandwich! Remind me…of!

For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married, or wish you weren’t married, this is something to smile about the next time you see a bottle of wine:

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.

With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car. Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally.

“What in bag?” asked the old woman. Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, “It’s a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband.” The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said:

“Good trade…..”

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 Kewl…but not in the stinky microwave, right? :^D

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land I’m serious! I think I’m smelling the radiation or something!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 You may well be. You have very acute sensation in many other areas, so you may well be tuned in microwave as a smell. There are cases of people experiencing sound as color, etc. (I should have answered this is your microwave question).

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Rachel & Ellie smell it, too.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 Does it smell like burning plastic?

Kraken's avatar

@Sueanne_Tremendous Ever since I moved to Florida and had worked at a Publix Deli I too have learned the correct technique on how to produce the ideal Cuban and have gained a great adeptness at the task.

Kraken's avatar

@Doctor_D Don’t forget about the onions as they are very important to a sandwich as well as the possibility of some cooked shrooms, especially portabellas which at a lot of texture to your sammich.

Kraken's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie I think I would be hungry in 30 mins if I had that sub. It sounds to blah to me.

Kraken's avatar

@janbb Blah!

I have worked at over 3 sub shops in my life and I make the best subs all on my own.
Should pork products be the measure of a good sub?

I would think not.
If you know anything about making a true sub, you add the oil and vinegar at the very end and the first thing you do is add mayo on the bottom portion of the roll. The oil and mayo add the needed lubrication to swallow the sub or else it is too dry. Lest one not forget the seasonings as these are very key and also there are vegetable pairings that work and don’t work for various sub set ups. Then you have pressing or toasting of the sub once it has been constructed to consider and also it is standard practice to always put the tomatoes on top of the lettuce and many people like their tomatoes to be salted. I would suggest kosher salt or that pink Himalayan salt as it gives your sandwich the salt it needs to exude the proper flavor and gives it more personality.

Kraken's avatar

@Kraken
Hurm…..
I will try that if YOU made it.
That does sound rather delightful.

Kraken's avatar

@erichw1504 That’s it?

Wow, big time pass.
That is such a boring sub.

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