Friday, March 16, 2012

The Copycat Caputo

When we lived in Salt Lake City, Ben's favorite restaurant there was Caputos. An Italian deli with amazing sandwiches. He and his work buddy Russ would routinely spend many dollars and hours eating there. The sandwiches were pretty amazing.

Fast forward 5 years later, Caputos is far away, but Italy itself is now in our backyard. Even better! Many of these specialty meats and cheeses are at every corner market and so Ben has been recreating this sandwich on a daily basis for lunch -- for a fifth of the price!

Here it is, Ben's version of "The Caputo"

fresh rolls (we use semolina)
provolone cheese
mortadella cheese
a fresh roll
olive oil
salt and pepper
gourmet olives

Slice up ingredients and generously layer inside the roll. Drizzle with a little olive oil and balsamic on the inside before finishing the sandwich. Having a bowl of olives is not optional. It really brings out the flavor of the sandwich and makes it ten times better.