Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ham Grinders, Milano's style

Bob and three of our boys traveled back home to the "old country" of Dayton Ohio, where we were born and raised. Among the happy meetings with friends and family, there were many happy meals at all our favorite restaurants. Thinks Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives!

A great imitation Milano's Ham Grinder

A list of "must eats" in Dayton/Cincinnati included:

Mamma DiSalvo's
White Castle
Flying Pizza
Skyline Chili
Milano's Subs
Frisch's Big Boy
Tilton Hilton (at Indian Lake, OH)
and of course, Marion's Pizza

Upon returning home, Bob was able to re-create the famous "Ham Grinder" from Milano's. This makes for a great quick dinner or weekend lunch, sandwich for all the bowl games or New Years parties.

Slice a nice hoagie roll in half, length-wise. We think Publix's hoagies are as close to Milano's home made hoagies as you can get in Florida. On one half, spread a thin layer of Hellman's mayonaise on it, topped by some chopped onion and a sprinkle of crushed red peppers (shaker peppers).  On the other half, spoon on some spaghetti sauce (they brought Mamma DiSalvo's home!) then top with cheddar cheese. Chop up a bunch of deli ham and put it on the baking sheet next to the two halves of the hoagie. Put it all in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or so to thoroughly heat. Scoop up the ham from the baking sheet onto he hoagie, put the two halves together and ENJOY!

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