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SellsBodyForGP t1_j9fx5wk wrote

Me looking for the meat:


That’s a caprese


me_irl_irl_irl_irl t1_j9h06t5 wrote

it's absolutely not a caprese, it's just a sandwich without ridiculously-American proportions

those sandwiches with 1/2 lb of salami and capicola just taste like giant bricks of dried meat, which is just especially not necessary with how flavorful Italian meats are

absolutely adore OPs ratio, guarantee this was delicious


iwillcuntyou t1_j9hbygs wrote

Every time I get a US style sandwich I need to pick half the meat out. It's obscene, really don't understand the bigger is better mentality.

That said, one slice ain't cutting it.


pip-roof t1_j9hcokz wrote

I have a spot when I want the monster sandwich and the spot when I want the five dollar more but better quality ingredients and less quantity sandwich. Both are good but one is epic.


bronet t1_j9j6fuq wrote's an Italian sandwich, as commonly eaten by Italians in italy


dreamwarrior22 t1_j9icdsj wrote

It looks like it has egg, not mozzarella, so idk if I'd call it a traditional Italian sandwich but it looks yummy.


Famulor t1_j9kkb2d wrote

No one claimed it was traditional 😄


arwans_ire t1_j9h71r8 wrote

I'd call this a caprese sandwich, even though it's got 1 measley slice of salami.

I'd still eat it, looks very tasty, but wouldn't call it an Italian without capocolla, ham, more salami, maybe a slice of cheese, some mortadella, etc...


kaxtzx t1_j9j2ke9 wrote

the best ITALIAN sandwiches are the simple ones 🤷🏻‍♂️ i wouldn't eat a sandwich full of stuff cause then i wouldn't be able to taste every single type of ingredient.


prplx t1_j9jt7in wrote

I was thinking this must be an Italian sandwich from Italy. In the US they would ruin it with 6 inches of cold cuts.


kaxtzx t1_j9jtiia wrote

exactly what i thought. Americans always do be renaming the most random and inedible stuff "italian", probably as a click bait.


D_crane t1_j9j37a3 wrote

One additional modification would be using focaccia instead of baguette.

I like my baguettes more simple, just some butter, serrano / ham off the bone / pate, cornichons and wedges of brie.


DarwinsKoala t1_j9f9f5m wrote

Looks great - a joy to eat as well as look at!!


flowers4u t1_j9hk1yg wrote

Italian Italian, not Italian American lol


sauleszieda t1_j9gmzij wrote

My love language is definitely food, and that picture is speaking to me


gatogrande t1_j9gxww9 wrote

Frikin awesome, tomatoes look great...what was the meat?


boo_182 t1_j9ha0aa wrote

With french baguette


me_irl_irl_irl_irl t1_j9h1qkw wrote

Perfection. The ratio is brilliant. Too many American-Italian sandwiches are way too meat heavy!


RTwhyNot t1_j9h8bgg wrote

Made my mouth water


jxrst9 t1_j9hemxv wrote

Looks great. The bread looks good too, is it homemade?


Jiji-cook t1_j9l6882 wrote

Yum! That's really good!


adhq t1_j9n9r7f wrote

What's so Italian about it?


lukemakesscran OP t1_j9uyrap wrote

Nothing. I just said that to piss you off


adhq t1_j9vespf wrote

Piss me off how or why? I asked a legit question, you gave the correct answer


Tikitackytoo t1_j9h5qaj wrote

Did you make the bread? If so recipe please,!


willyfisterass t1_j9hgiy8 wrote

It is a fine lookin sandwich but unless you made the bread or cheese what makes it homemade anyone can make a fuckin sandwich


Affectionate_Movie10 t1_j9gwqnz wrote

Lol looks french to me


BeardyMike t1_j9gxt1y wrote

I'm sure your comment will be received well.


Affectionate_Movie10 t1_j9ii6d3 wrote

That's funny because this is obv an american post but ok... French honestly make more sandwiches that look like this as it is on a baguette.


BeardyMike t1_j9gn11t wrote

Whereabouts in Italy are you?


SOULJAR t1_j9gnene wrote

I think they're referring to the type of sandwich, which appears to be something like a mozzarella di bufala e pomodoro sandwich.


333222444333 t1_j9jb7lq wrote

> mozzarella di bufala e pomodoro

You can just say mozzarella and tomato.


SOULJAR t1_j9jnab1 wrote

And you could call a enchilada a wrap, but you don’t.

Sometimes very classic dishes have names that stick outside their region.

That’s why we call it spaghetti bolognese and not meat noodles.

Did you not know this? Lol. That’s sort of how it works for many very popular classic/traditional dishes.


333222444333 t1_j9jnmcg wrote

Enchilada and Bolgonese are in no way similar to saying "pomodoro" instead of tomato, for no reason at all.

Spaghetti aren't noodles, for a start.


SOULJAR t1_j9jzkqn wrote

>no reason at all.

Try reading this:

These sandwiches are popular enough that these are the common names often used outside of italy as well, and in this case, it was simply used to point out that this is a common, local, famous Italian sandwich.

It really isn't that complicated or confusing lol.

BTW "Pasta is the Italian name for them. The word "noodles" derives from the German name--Knudeln--for the exact same thing."


BeardyMike t1_j9gnkvx wrote

Looks more like a British "Cured Meat, Cheese, & Salad" roll.


SOULJAR t1_j9gp4g2 wrote

Not at all, imo. Even Brits would instantly recognize this very classically Italian sandwich as an Italian sandwich. The caprese ingredients in a mozzarella di bufala e pomodoro sandwich (basil, tomato, and fresh mozarella) are not something you find in in classic British sandwiches or salads.

Here are some of the most classic Italian sandwiches for familiarity:

See #4. It's quite popular and famous for being Italian.

Now, here's some of the most popular British sandwiches - note that there's nothing even close, and nothing includes fresh mozarella or basil:


BeardyMike t1_j9gqd0y wrote

Gotta say I disagree. Looks like a British made sandwich.

But I'm happy to go through why I think that:

  1. Bread looks like the overly crusty bread rolls we find in our supermarkets. The sandwiches I've enjoyed in Italy have all had much softer lighter bread.
  2. Meat looks quite light in colour, again very typical of the deli meat that is popular in the UK. I recall the italian cured meats to have a much deeper colour (flavour is better too).
  3. Basil leaves look like the ones I'd get in the UK, smaller leaves, just a potent in flavour... but much smaller than the Italians have served to me.
  4. Tomatoes look pretty good actually, but all the sliced toms I have had from Italy have been much bigger, we call them beef tomatoes here.
  5. Window in the background looks exactly like a typical british PVC Double Glazed window.

I'm almost certain that OP is in Britain, and I'll take a stab at Sainsbury's as the ingredient source.


lukemakesscran OP t1_j9gres8 wrote

It always amazes me how incredibly pedantic people can be on Reddit. Congrats, you got me, I’m in Britain. If I had said Italian inspired would you stop being such a miserable pedantic weirdo?


SOULJAR t1_j9gv9jb wrote

Not pedantic, just flat out incorrect.

He doesn't seem to understand the difference between a recipe and the use of local ingredients on a basic level lol.

I think he'd call KFC "chinese food" if it was made in china using local ingredients.


BeardyMike t1_j9gy3nd wrote

Is not a meal made in China, by its very definition, "chinese food"?


IrNinjaBob t1_j9gzioh wrote

Congratulations. You are the exact sort of person being complained about.

No. That’s quite literally not what anybody means when using the words “Chinese food” together. Language is about communicating ideas, and that’s obviously not the idea trying to be communicated when using those words.

“Well ackshuawally”.


BeardyMike t1_j9grmgf wrote

As long as you keep making incredible looking food... I will remain a miserable pedant.


SOULJAR t1_j9guk8p wrote

I mean, it's okay to be wrong and not know about classic italian food, but you seem very confused about food in general.

If you go to an Indian restaurant run by an Indian family in in the US, the fresh cilantro is not going to be flown in from India. It's still indian food, even if the cilantro looks different to you. The recipe is Indian. It's as simple as that. If you went in that indian restaurant and said "I think this is MEXICAN FOOD because the cilantro looks MEXICAN to me!" everyone would think you're completely insane (children included).

Now, you're trying to tell us that a famously italian recipe is confusing to you because the bread doesn't look like the exact kind in italy... but you can't recognize the basic underlying recipe that's being used is Italian?

You really thought the famous caprese was invented in Britain, because the basil leaves confused you that badly? Come on, my dude.

Look at the links I sent carefully to understand the recipes.


BeardyMike t1_j9gwxgp wrote

No no, you've misunderstood me, and I take full responsibility for that.

It's called satire and sometimes it doesn't travel well.


I'm gonna hazard a guess that you are a native english speaker but you're not from Great Britain.

Too polite to be American, so I'll say Canadian.

Our approaches to humour are too different, so I'll try a different tact, as I dont want to be poutine you down about it. So lets start fresh, and Maple we can find a way to converse without all the hockey pokey.


My goodness u/SOULJAR, I think we can both agree that's a fine looking sandwich, however I'm almost positive that it was made by British hands, Scottish if I have to pick a part of GB, with undoubtedly British ingredients. I'm sure that if OP had a larder stacked full of authentic italian ingredients, the sandwiches coming out of their kitchen would be simply divine. It's a shame that the lackluster ingredients we have here in the UK are unable to give such a recipe as this, the justice it deserves.