This dip is going to rock your world.
But first, for all of you who are all like, “WTF is a hoagie?” … let’s get this settled before I begin. A “hoagie” is the Philly word for a Sub Sandwich. A submarine. It’s all the same thing. In Philly… we call them hoagies. That’s all I’ve ever known, and all I’ll ever call it, so don’t try and convince me otherwise.
SO, this fabulous dip that I’m finally sharing with you (I made it for my Superbowl party!) is a mixture all of the delicious ingredients that go into an Italian Hoagie. As a dip. Whaaaaaaaaaaaa? I know. It’s ridiculous, and you have to trust me on this, you’re going to love it.
My boyfriend Dave’s obsession with Hoagie Dip started a few years ago, when our friend Allie brought over a grocery store deli-made container of it. He (and I) fell in love. Allie wasn’t welcome unless she had a container for a few years.
After not having the famous Hoagie Dip for some time, I decided it was my turn to give it a go and try to make it from scratch. It turned out amazing, and my favorite part being that it was customizable with light-mayo instead of whatever gross stuff they use at the store.
1/2 cup Sliced Hot Banana Peppers
1/2 head Iceberg Lettuce
1 Tomato- halved and seeded
1/4 lb each of the following: Turkey Breast, Ham, Genoa Salami, & Sharp Provelone Cheese (that was the cheapest way for me to go, you can go fancy with the meats if you’d like)
1/2 cup Olive Oil Mayo
1 teaspoon EVOO
1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
1 Tablespoon Dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1. Chop the Onion, Banana Peppers, Tomato, and Iceberg into a small dice. Put into a bowl and set aside.
2. Chop the Deli Meats and Cheese into small squares/pieces and add into the bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Serve in a bread bowl if you’d like.
Easy-Peasy, right?! You can add Mayo if you want it to be a little creamier, but I liked it the way this turned out. It was much less mayo-ey than the store bought kind which I definitely appreciated. Serve this dip with Triscuits, sliced Baguettes, or really anything!
This dip tastes just like the real thing… an Italian Hoagie!!!!
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