Sampler Platter Sub

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches
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Mozzarella Sticks and Chicken Fingers:

Oil, for frying

1 cup flour 

3 eggs, beaten 

One 8-ounce bag party snack mix, pulsed in a food processor until fine 

6 individual string cheeses, cut in half 

1 pound chicken tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 8)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Honey and Horseradish Roasted Jalapeno Poppers:

6 medium jalapenos

2 ounces cream cheese, softened 

2 teaspoons prepared horseradish 

1 teaspoon honey 

1/2 teaspoon grainy mustard 

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 

Pinch cayenne 

Pinch ground garlic 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Oil, for brushing

Sandwich Build:

8 soft French rolls

1/2 head Bibb lettuce 

2 Roma tomatoes, sliced thin 

Jeff's Buttermilk Ranch, recipe follows

Jeff's Homemade Ranch Dressing:

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

1/2 cup buttermilk 

1teaspoon fresh dill, minced 

1 teaspoon granulated garlic 

1 teaspoon honey 

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

Pinch salt 

Pinch ground black pepper 


  1. For the mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers: Fill a Dutch oven halfway with oil and heat to 350 degrees F. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add the flour, eggs and crushed party mix to 3 separate shallow dishes. Coat the cheese and chicken pieces first in flour, then egg, letting the excess drip off, and then coat in the snack mix. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain and then season with salt and pepper.
  3. For the poppers: Halve the jalapenos lengthwise, removing the seeds and leaving the stems on. In a mixing bowl, stir together the cream cheese, horseradish, honey, mustard, Worcestershire, cayenne, garlic and some salt and pepper. Spoon this mixture into each of the split jalapenos and brush with oil. Bake until the tops are brown and the skins are slightly blistered, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. For the sandwich build: Open the each roll and layer with fried mozzarella, chicken tenders and jalapeno poppers. Top with a piece of lettuce, a couple slices of tomato and Jeff's Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing.

Jeff's Homemade Ranch Dressing:

  1. Mix the mayonnaise, buttermilk, dill, garlic, honey, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.