AoM Month of Sandwiches Day #16: Great-Grandpa’s Salami Sandwich

by Brett on April 22, 2013 · 6 comments

in Cooking, Food & Drink, Travel & Leisure


Welcome to Day #16 of the AoM sandwich project. Last month we asked readers for their best sandwich recommendations. Out of 483 submissions, we picked 20 to highlight here on the site each weekday during the month of April. At the end, we’ll publish all the entries into an epic man-sandwich cookbook. Enjoy.

Today’s Sandwich: Great-Grandpa’s Salami Sandwich by Big Bad Moose

Today we get back to the basics with this fried salami sandwich submission from a reader who goes by Big Bad Moose. The simplicity of this submission is what drew me to it. Let’s see how it tastes.



  • Rye bread
  • Butter
  • Salami (the thickness of half a deck of cards)
  • Provolone cheese
  • Mayo
  • Hot mustard or dijon
  • Sliced black olives
  • A thin slice of tomato

Step 1: Butter Bread


Step 2: Fry Salami


Step 3: Layer Salami


Step 4: Layer Cheese


Step 5: Add Tomato


Step 6: Spread Generous Helping of Mayo and Add Mustard


I forgot to add the mustard.

Step 7: Add Sliced Olives and Black Pepper


Finished Product


Taster’s Notes


Big Bad Moose’s great-grandpa sure did create a winner. This was a solid sandwich. One thing I’ve learned from this month of sandwich tasting is that frying deli meats kicks up the tastiness level another notch. The heat from the fried salami gave the provolone cheese just the right amount of melt. Kate tried this sandwich grilled with pumpernickel instead of rye and mustard without mayo and reported that it was also delicious.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lance April 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm

That definitely looks like a grandpa sandwich. I will say that the olives and salami together make my mouth water.

2 Alec Nelson April 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I have only found this site in the last couple of weeks and being a bit of a (manly) foodie I love the idea of the sandwich project. This one is s dead set winner and as a bonus my wife hates olives so this sandwich is a 100% “man only” sandwich in my house. Booyah!

3 Scott W. April 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

Way to go, Kate! Manning up and trying the sandwiches.

4 Helen April 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm

This sandwich looks good!! Don’t like rye bread, so I’d make it with another kind of bread.

5 Mark April 24, 2013 at 5:43 am

I love this sandwich.

6 Big Bad Moose April 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

@ Helen
I can’t recollect exactly whether my great-grandfather used rye or pumpernickel but another kind of bread is still great. Even plain white bread works great!

I’m glad everyone has the chance to enjoy the work of a man who was important to me.



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