Jeff Mauro makes his Italian Sub “Boil”, as seen on The Kitchen, season 30.
Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Italian Sub "Boil"

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings



Special equipment:
1 squeeze bottle
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to low broil.
  2. Halve the rolls lengthwise, then slice on the bias into triangular nacho chip shapes. Generously coat the pieces with olive oil and season with salt. Place on 2 rimmed baking sheet in a single layer and broil until just golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. They should still have give and a chew. Set aside.
  3. Set a medium skillet over medium heat and add the pancetta. When the pancetta starts to sizzle, stir every minute or so, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Cover the surface of a table or long wooden cutting board with parchment paper or butcher paper. First, spread a layer of the shaved iceberg on the paper. Next, layer on the golden-brown nacho chip-sized oily pieces of sub rolls. Then, add the mortadella, capicola (AKA gabagool) chiffonade and Genoa salami, ribboned around, making sure everything has some height. Next, add the pancetta followed by the Asiago cheese and mozzarella. Add the tomatoes followed by the giardiniera. Finally, using a squeeze bottle, douse it in the vinaigrette. Serve with chips on the side if you like.
  5. Ring the bell and beckon the kids. Don’t forget your sub bib either.