The holidays are winding down, and the food and feasts have been amazing – but we have one left to go! So for New Year’s we are having a Potluck Party with Emeril!
You all know him, so much so that he almost needs no introduction. Emeril Lagasse. You’ve seen him on Food Network, seen his cookbooks or maybe seen some of his cookware in your local store’s kitchen section. Maybe you’ve even prepared some of his delicious recipes in your own kitchen.
This week, in conjunction with our Sunday Supper event, a number of the contributors, including myself, will be featuring recipes from two of Emeril’s cookbooks: “Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor” and “Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked Up Attitude.” And by the way’ you’ll have the opportunity to win one of these!
I find that at times during the holidays, with all of the feasts and get-togethers that some days I’ll need to take a break and make something simple for dinner. Today I’m sharing Emeril’s Columbia Street Grinder. This sandwich is simple to make, but with lots of flavor. My family is satisfied with a great meal, yet I didn’t have to stand over the stove all afternoon! I can sit down and relax, enjoy a meal, and remember the “V word” in Christmas Vacation.
You can much more simple than a sandwich like this. You just toss it together, sit back and crunch into the loveliness.
You can find this and many other of Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches in his cookbook, that you can find here: “Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor,”
And while you are at it, check out this one as well: “Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked Up Attitude.”
Don’t forget to join us for for this exciting chat at 3 pm AKST/ 7 pm EST. You can follow along easily on TweetChat or any other twitter chat program.
And here is the kicker – pardon the pun – if you participate in the twitter chat, you can win a copy of one of these cookbooks!
To be eligible to win a cookbook: Participate in the twitter chat, using hashtag #SundaySupper and sometime during the hour, post:
“Enter Me @FoodieArmyWife #SundaySupper”
One of the participants that posts that, will win a copy of one of the above cookbooks!
Seeing that this is a potluck, our Sunday Supper contributors have lots to share as well. Check out the smorgasbord of delicious food perfect for making your New Year’s party a success!
25 Bloggers will be giving away 25 copies of Emeril’s Cookbooks!* You don’t want to miss this special Celebration!
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Drinks:
- Champagne Punch by girlichef
- Champagne Punch by Daily Dish Recipes
- Champagne Punch by Midlife Roadtrip
- Champagne Punch by Family Foodie
- Chi Chi Cocktails by The Messy Baker Blog
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Starters:
- Spiced Nuts by The Cookie A Day Challenge
- Spiced Nuts by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Spiced Nuts by Home Cooking Memories
- Spiced Nuts by Mama.Mommy.Mom
- Prosciutto Breadsticks & Spiced Nuts by Galactosemia in PDX
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Dishes and Sandwiches:
- Sopressata and Genoa Salami Calzones by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by The Meltaways
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Craving’s of a Lunatic
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Supper for a Steal
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Diabetic Foodie
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
- Columbia Street Grinder by The Foodie Army Wife
- Columbia Street Grinder by The Weekend Gourmet
- Columbia Street Grinder by She likes ruffles, he likes truffles
- Columbia Street Grinder by Momma’s Meals
- Emeril’s Columbia Street Grinder Kicked Up a Notch New Orleans Style by The Catholic Foodie
- Eggplant Muffuletta by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- A Vegetarian Take on Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches Tonkatsu Sandwich by Ninja Baking
- New Orleans Style Garlic BBQ Shrimp by Comfy Cuisine
Sunday Supper NYE Desserts:
- New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce by Magnolia Days
- New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with 2 Sauces by Juanita’s Cocina
- Angel Cake Sandwiches by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze by Damn Delicious
Please join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper on December 30th. In the evening we will meet at 3pm AKST/7pm EST for our #SundaySupper New Year’s Eve Potluck Party Emeril Style! We are so excited to have you join us. All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite New Year’s Eve recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board. We are excited to have you Around the Family Table for this special Party!
Columbia Street Grinder by Emeril Lagasse
Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor – page 117
4 6-inch loaves Portuguese stick bread, or Italian, or French Loaves
Balsamic-Herb Vinaigrette (You can find a recipe for this in the cookbook)
8 ounces sliced Provolone Cheese
8 ounces sliced mortadella
8 ounces sliced spicy ham, such as capicola
8 ounces sliced salami
1 large ripe tomato, cut into eight 1/4 inch thick slices
12 thin onion slices
12 jarred hot or sweet cherry peppers, drained and roughly chopped
2 cups torn green-leaf lettuce
Cut the loaves of bread in half lengthwise, and arrange them in a single layer, cut sides up. Liberally brush the bread wit the vinaigrette. On the bottom half of each loaf, evenly layer one quarter of the provolone, followed by one-quarter of the mortadella, one-quarter of the spicy ham, and one-quarter of the salami. Top with 2 slices of tomatoes, and 2 slices of onion. Divide the cherry peppers among the sandwiches. Stir the vinaigrette and generously drizzle it over the onion and tomato.
In a small bowl, toss the torn lettuce with some of the remaining vinaigrette. Divide the lettuce among the 4 sandwiches, top with the other halves of the bread, and serve.
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2012
Disclaimer: The publishers at William Morrow provided the cookbooks (one for me, and one for the winning recipient) as a gift in support of this event. No other compensation was requested or provided for the writing of this post.