Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Homemade Sub Sandwiches

This post is about homemade submarine sandwiches.  We enjoy them.

We make these several times a year - everyone in the family loves them. 
 First step is to make the homemade bread - This time I left it a bit "sticky" to have a lighter bread.  I put the "loaves" into greased pans - these are 11" x 17" and 11" x 13", so these will be long loaves.

After they are in the pan, I spread...or glob butter on the top.
 Then I make parallel diagonal cuts in the top.....I don't know why other than it makes it look more like sub bread. :)  These cuts are not very deep.
This has parsley sprinkled over the top - sometimes I use parmesan or romano cheese on top.

The bread dough was just plain bread this time, although many times I will make an herb bread with Italian seasoning in the dough.







Now it needs to set to rise. 
 Allow the dough to rise....this should have waited a bit longer in order to rise more, but we had to hurry. The house was cool enough that the rising took longer.
The bread bakes at 400 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. I don't want it hard, but it needs to be done.

After removing from the oven, I put it on a wire rack and cover with a dish towel so it doesn't dry out and get hard.





 The bread is not very thick.....I sometimes make it thicker, but some of us like it thinner, so this time the bread is only about 1 1/2"-2" thick or so.

Using a large bread knife, I slice the bread horizontally and open each loaf up, leaving it lying open. 

I put a layer of plain salad dressing on the bottom half and then layer a couple of layers of deli meat on the dressing- this time I have smoked turkey and oven baked chicken. Sometimes we use more or other kinds of meat.

While the bread was baking and cooling, we were slicing and preparing our ingredients for the subs.












The cheese goes next. Sometimes, I buy sliced deli cheese - this time I cut some that we had....we used Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar Cheeses this time. We alternated them on the sandwich and put them at an angle, then put tomato slices on top.

In summer when we have our own fresh ingredients, we add more tomatoes and other veggies....this time, the tomatoes weren't even ripe, so we just put a little on. 

Continue building..........


 Next layer is ..... pickle slices........and then onion slices. I separate the onions and don't put lots, but they do add great flavor to the sandwich.

Next we layer the lettuce -this is Romaine lettuce, but anything works.  On the inside of the top, I put Ranch Dressing and Mustard.   Mmmmmmmmmmmm..........

Time to close them up......and slice.

I put them on a large tray to put on the table.  I have a large family and several boys....who eat a lot.

We served potato chips and kombucha with our sub sandwiches.....



















They were wonderful!  By the way, my son just walked by as I enlarged the above picture and  saw it....he said, "Ohhhhhhhh.....that looks good......we need to make those again." :)   He tends to be ready to eat most of the time!  (We had these just a few days ago, but will probably make them again soon.)

In case you were wondering, there was nothing left! Sometimes we can have a few left for the next day.....like if we have pasta salad or something with it......but this time, they ate everything!!!!

You can do many variations to this....leave off what you don't like.....add other stuff.  You could add avocado, peppers,  more meats or cheeses, other dressings, make the bread thicker - I have made it very thick before and my husband LOVES it that way....this time we made it thinner because of trying to reduce the breads and starches so that a couple of family members could recover totally from the flu. Lots of possibilities with this......you could even do a chicken salad and lettuce sub or meatballs or whatever you would enjoy.

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48 comments:

  1. Just those plain bread makes my mouth water.

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    1. The bread was good. :) It was hard not to break off a bit of the crusty edge to snack on while working. :)

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  2. These look delicious! We like sandwiches around here ... subs especially. The homemade bread that to amp up the taste factor considerably!

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    1. It really does taste good......and though I am using unbleached flour and that is not as good for us as other flours, it is still LOTS better for us than store bought breads.....plus we love the freshness and flavor. :)

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  3. Great post! They tasted great! <3

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    1. Thank you..........they sure did! :)

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  4. These homemade subs look amazing :) I would love for you to share this on my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party @ mamasblogcentral.com :) Have a great weekend!!

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  5. Wow. Why go out when you can make it at home? This looks perfect :)

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    1. It does take some time, but it is worth it. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. Wow is right! These home made subs are amazing and with it's own bread...can't beat it!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and for your sweet and kind visit.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you...........they smell and taste great......and my family loves them. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  7. Oh my! That looks absolutely delicious! We love sandwiches.

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    1. It was...........and my kids talked me in to doing it again just a few days later.........because they saw the pictures on the post and wanted to do it "again". :)

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  8. Those subs look SO yummy! I think I can almost taste one!

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    1. They were.... and every time my kids see the pictures, they ask if we can have them again right away! :) Thank you for visiting.

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  9. Yummy! Could you share your bread recipe? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, I will.......... I will try to do that in the next week or so.... and I will reply to this to tell you how to find it. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  10. Yum. I love making fresh bread! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. We love homemade fresh bread too.... it is so good. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  11. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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  12. Here around Philly, we call them hoagies, and they are one of my favorites! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you will join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/08/try-new-recipe-tuesday-beach-edition-818.html

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    1. I have heard the name hoagies too, but here there are subs. :) Thank you for the link up and the visit. :)

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  13. I am craving homemade subs now! I am going to do these in the next few days. Thanks!
    Chris
    somuchathome.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond to this... I hope you were able to make some homemade subs... it's something my kids were asking for again the other day, and I need to make them again soon. :)

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  14. Hi! Thanks for sharing! I am absolutely starving now after looking at your yummy sandwiches! I found you through the Classy Yet Trendy linky party. New Follow from Lory at The Robin’s Nest Designs. I’m having a link up also. It starts at 9 AM MST. I would love for you to link up over there. :)
    Lory xo
    www.therobinsnestdesigns.com

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    1. What a nice comment! :) This was my first visit to Classy Yet Trendy! Thank you for following... and I will check out your party on Monday. So glad you stopped by. :)

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  15. I am so glad you put this recipe online! I have been talking about making my own homemade bread and subs! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you... I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.... they are always a hit here. :)

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  16. These look completely delicious!!

    Elizabeth
    allkindsofthingsblog.com

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    1. They really are!... My family is asking for them again... I bought the stuff... and plan to make them this week... although we have had 2 COLD days, so I am waiting for a warmer day. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  17. Oh how delicious! I love subs and so does my son. In fact, just yesterday my son asked is we could have Subway....I can now make my own Subway :) Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Mmmm..... sounds good! In fact, we will be doing the same thing one night this week! :) We all enjoy having these.

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  18. That bread looks delicious! I'll have to save this recipe!
    Sarah
    www.sarahefrazer.com

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    1. It is really good.... and easy. I need to make it again today... and we may be having the sub sandwiches tonight also... the family loves them. :)

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  19. Last year, when I was homeschooling my daughter, we made sub sandwiches for lunch several times a week. It wasn't with homemade bread, but it was still money saving and healthy.

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    1. I is money-saving.... and it tastes so good! We are actually having this meal again tonight... good for a very warm Saturday evening meal. :)

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  20. These look amazing! I will be right over for a sample :)

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    1. Come on over.... we are getting ready to make them for supper tonight! We will also be having chips and strawberry layered dessert. Yum. :)

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  21. These look great and almost if not better than Subways. Thank you so much for sharing how you do this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... we sure enjoy them ... and we just had them again 3 nights ago... Yum. The nice thing is that they can be made with the ingredients most enjoyed. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  22. Oh boy does this look yummy! Especially with summer veggies coming on. I have Butter Crunch and Romaine lettuce ready now I just need the tomatoes! Do you have a special bread recipe that you use or will any white bread recipe do? Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. The bread recipe I use is:
      http://gentlejoyhomemaker.blogspot.com/2014/09/basic-homemade-bread-recipe.html
      The link goes to another post of mine that has the bread recipe... it is an easy recipe, which I really like. :) That sounds wonderful that you already have lettuces ready... wow! :) Thank you for visiting.

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  23. These subs look yummy !!! We love home made bread. And so much better for you than the "store Bought" kind. Thanks for sharing !! Visiting from So Much at Home.

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    1. It really is so much better... and the taste (and smell!) is wonderful. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  24. These sandwiches look amazing! Especially the homemade bread :-) Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you join us again this week. Double yum.

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    1. They really do taste wonderful! :) I was sorry to miss the party last week when we were traveling... I do plan to be there this week. :)

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