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Cookin' With Leo

By Leocthasme

Italian Po' Boy

Ya' just might know it, just back a bit, I was parked in the patio enjoyin' a Bud an' a Sub. An' sure enough, it wasn't long before them gentle Texas Breezes blew in, what else but, my Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother. Ya' just never know what them Texas breezes gonna blow in beside sand.

" What'sa dat stuff you eatin'?" she sez.

"Well, fer gosh sakes, Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother, it's been a while. How have you been and where is your Aztec pal you brought around the last time you dropped by?"

"Hey, Li'l Bambino, don't you go worry 'bout me, I do fine, but I worry 'bout you eatin' dat junk food you got."

"Well jeez, dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother, I wouldn't call a Bud junk food."

"Bud's OK", she sez, "but that other junk gonna' give you belly ache. You justa' let me give you good recipe for sub sandwich, your Italian Fairy Godfather loved 'em, an' he make 'em so good nobody gonna' refuse 'em. He sez it's Italian Po' Boy an' he like it with big glass of Italian Red Wine.."

"Well, that sounds good, so let me have it."

Maybe I just might have been better off not to put that response to my Dear Sweet Italian Fairy Godmother in those particular words, but she did let me have it, the recipe that is. And, Shazam, Pow, Bang, she was gone, but I now have the recipe for:

An Italian Po' Boy Sandwich (what nobody's gonna' refuse)
and some Antipasto Dressing to top it with.

This is what you need for each Po' Boy

    1 loaf of fresh French Bread (yes she did say French Bread) sliced long ways.
    Olive Oil, (she didn't mention anything about Virgin)
    Provolone Cheese 3 or 4 slices should do it.
    *Pruschuto (she didn't tell me how to spell that but it is Italian Ham) 3 or 4 slices.
    Genoa Hard Salami, 4 slices.
    Mozzarella cheese 3 or 4 slices.
    2 tablespoons of Antipasto Dressing (recipe follows)

Brush some Olive Oil on each half of the bread. Alternately layer the rest of the ingredients on each half. Put at least a tablespoon of Antipasto on each half and put together. Wrap in Aluminum foil and heat in the oven at 250 for about 15 or 20 minutes to melt the cheese. Eat while warm with Italian Red Wine or American Mick or Bud.

Antipasto Dressing:
(this is enough to bottle up and save for more Po' Boys)
    1 small jar pickled onions, juice and all
    1 stalk celery
    6 oz can of black olives, drained
    Small tin of capers, 1 or 2 oz
    2 10oz jars green olives, drained
    1 jar pickled cauliflower
    3 tablespoons oregano
    1 tablespoon ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons sweet basil
    1 cup Olive Oil

Everything except the olive oil gets chopped up in your food processor until blended fine. After everything is chopped and blended together then blend in the Olive Oil. Jar this up and keep it in the Fridge for future Po' Boys.


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Name: Mary Ann Email:
Comment: SOunds really good...all except for the capers! I am printing to add to my recipe book! Hope you don't mind! Love, Mary Ann



Name: Melinda Cohenour Email:
Comment: Sounds delicious! And nary a calorie, I'm sure. *G*



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