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Sandwich of the Week: Schlotzsky’s The Original

Sandwich of the Week: Schlotzsky’s The Original

Schlotzsky’s The Original sandwich.

Back in 1971, Don and Dolores Dissman founded the original Schlotzsky’s in Austin, where the chain’s national headquarters are located to this day. Ten years later, the franchise had grown to 100 outposts; the restaurant’s reach peaked in 2001 when 759 stores were in operation across the country, but today there are still more than 350 open nationwide.

When the Dissmans opened the doors to the very first store over 40 years ago, the menu was made up of just one sandwich: The Original. This is not just any sandwich, however – it’s a medley of three meets and three cheeses on a bun that’s baked in house at each of the chain’s locations. Slices of lean smoked ham, Genoa salami, cotto salami, melted cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan are layered between two halves of a sourdough bun, along with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and their special house dressing to make one very flavorful sandwich.

On Tuesday, October 7, Schlotzsky’s is giving away a small The Original with the purchase of a medium-sized drink and chips. Gluten intolerant? No problem – they’re also introducing Udi’s Gluten Free buns as a menu alternative. There’s no coupon necessary, as this is the restaurant’s way of saying “thank you” to their loyal customers, which is why it’s our Sandwich of the Week.

Kate Kolenda is the Restaurant/City Guide Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @BeefWerky and @theconversant.


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Look alike: Schlotzsky's original sandwich

W e've got to talk about something.

I admit, I used to hate it. I thought it was overpriced, overrated, and I hated the hour long wait for a stupid sandwich. Subway lets me text my order in, thank you very much.

Okay, truth. All those reasons are still valid. That is, until I bit into one.

Now, much like cigarettes, wine and beer (none of which I indulge in), I feel like this is an acquired taste. Hailing from Southern California, we didn't eat a whole lot of salami. It's kind of an Italian thing, and we're definitely not swarming with them.

Now, a bean burrito. I can handle that.

But after many Sunday lunches at Schlotzsky's per Tim's request, I eventually grew to crave this sandwich. And lucky for me, our boot camp coach gave us the stamp of approval for this little piece of heaven.

Everything should be great, right?

See, this sandwich costs almost $6. Now, I'm not a very cheap person, but that's six bean burritos, eight soft tacos, and six 2-liters.

I'm a newlywed. My husband, although a highly qualified sugar daddy, is in the ministry. I needed a look alike, and I needed it fast.

Now, I bought everything for this sandwich at Bi-Lo. While I love WalMart, I decided to go "high class" for this particular deli treat.

Confession: for the bread, I'll admit I grabbed a huge fresh loaf of sourdough bread instead of making it from scratch. I'll give you the recipe, anyway, as it is extremely simple, and even less complicated than normal bread.

Do I have the time for that?

But for those of you who do, here's the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package fast-rising active dry yeast
  • 6 ounces warm milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, softened in
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  1. In large mixing bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast.
  2. Let stand about 5 minutes till very bubbly.
  3. With wire whisk add the rest with only 1 cup of the flour, beating to smooth dough.
  4. Beat in rest of flour till batter is thick and sticky but smooth, all flour being dissolved Divide dough between 5 oven-proof, Pam-sprayed, cornmeal dusted (let excess shake out) soup bowls (each 5" in diameter).
  5. OR FOR MORE authentic shape divide batter equally between 5 greased cans from 1-1/2 lb Dinty Moore Stew, insides also dusted in cornmeal.
  6. Cover each one in a square of Saran wrap sprayed in a bit of Pam and that side down.
  7. Let raise almost an hour or till above rim of bowls or cans.
  8. Discard Saran pieces.
  9. Bake on center rack of 375

Or you can just buy a big loaf of sourdough. Whatevs.

And meet your best friend. I knew that they used sort of Caesar dressing, but then I wandered towards the marinade sections. This is the Bi-Lo brand, but it worked wonderfully. You cannot skip this step-it makes the sandwich.

Brush some of the dressing/marinade on both sides of the bread. I'd like to add that this particular brand only had about 10 calories in 2 tbsp.

That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

Sprinkle some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on one slice of bread.

Add cheddar cheese to the other slice.

Throw 'em in the toaster oven for a few minutes to let the cheese melt. And please, stop judging how dirty mine is.

Throw on about 4 pieces of hard salami.

And no, I don't know what the difference is between hard salami and soft salami. The actual recipe calls for cotto salami and genoa salami.


Do I have time to figure out what that is? No.


And Bi-Lo only had one kind of salami. So that was what I bought.

Now throw on some ham, and back in the toaster oven ya' go!


Watch the video: Schlotzskys - The Original Sandwich (November 2021).