How to Make Submarine Sandwiches

by Kristyn Hammond ; Updated September 28, 2017

Submarine sandwiches let you experiment by combining meats, cheeses and sauces.

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Submarine sandwiches give you the option of selecting your favorite meats, cheeses, breads and sauces to create a sandwich that matches your tastes. You can add your own creative elements to the traditional submarine sandwich by creating a sauce that brings out the flavor of your sandwich. You can use a flavorful herb and garlic sauce for your sandwich to bring out the flavor of your vegetables and create a taste that will have your family asking for more.

Place 2 Tbsp. of margarine and two minced garlic cloves in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the margarine melts. Combine 2 Tbsp. of all-purpose flour with 1/4 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp. of basil, 1/2 tsp. of oregano and a dash of pepper. Stir your flour mixture into your melted butter. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of milk, and let this mixture cook until it begins to thicken and bubble. Stir constantly while your sauce is cooking to avoid burning it. Once it begins to bubble, let it cook for another minute and then remove your sauce from the heat and let it cool.

Cut a loaf of submarine bread lengthwise, and lay it with the sliced parts facing upward on a cooking sheet. Fold sliced turkey, and place it in your bread.

Lay sliced cheese on top of your meat down the center of your submarine sandwich. Turn your oven on to 350 degrees, and let it warm up. Place your sandwich on a cooking sheet in your oven. Watch your sandwich carefully. Look for the cheese to melt and pull your sandwich out of the oven if you see the bread begin to brown.

Add your favorite vegetables to your submarine sandwich. Pour the herb and garlic sauce over your sandwich, and season it with a little salt and pepper as you like.

Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each hungry person waiting for a sandwich. Remember to let them choose their favorite vegetables for their sandwiches.

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Kristyn Hammond has been teaching freshman college composition at the university level since 2010. She has experience teaching developmental writing, freshman composition, and freshman composition and research. She currently resides in Central Texas where she works for a small university in the Texas A&M system of schools.