A specialty of New Orleans, this sandwich originated in 1906 at the Central Grocery.
Muffuletta is a type of Sicilian bread .The sandwich consists of the round loaf with a hollow center of Italian bread, split and filled with layers of sliced salami, cheese, bologna, topped with Olive Salad: a chopped mixture of unstuffed black olives, pickled cauliflower, pickled red pepper, pickled hot pepper,oregano,parsley,pepper, oil.
For the Olive Salad
1 cup black unstuffed olives, roughly chopped
1 cup white pickled cauliflower, chopped
1 pickled red pepper,chopped
5 pickled hot pepper, unseeded,chopped
2 grinds of black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
For the Sandwich:
2 Muffuletta bread ( round crusty loaf with a hollow center,italian bread)
8 slices of Salami
8 slices of Cheese
8 slices of Bologna
Mix all the ingredients for olive salad, add oil (olive oil with vegetable oil) until salad is covered.
Refrigerated overnight or 6-7 hours to combine flavors.
Cut bread in half horizontally. Drain very well the oil from Olive Salad and spread over the breads.
Layer on: salami, cheese,bologna. Cover with top. Wrapped in plastic wrap, place a dish with a weight on top and refrigerated for another 2 hours to enable juices to soak bread.
Slice into quarters and serve.