Perhaps it's no surprise that when I host a party, I like to serve some type of sandwich. (You know, like a Caesar wrap at an Ides of March party.) The easiest thing to do is make one long party sub then slice it into individual servings. If you're serving the sandwich as a way to soak up booze (which is often the case at my parties), you can't go wrong with a salty but simple combination of salami, cheese, and pickles.
Though rather minimalist in its ingredients, this sub is incredibly easy to prepare, and your guests will gobble it up. Plus, the lack of any wet components, aside from a smear of mustard, means no messy sauces dripping all over your house. The crunchy pickles, creamy cheese, and decadent salami keep the sandwich from being dry. To get the recipe, read more.
2 rustic baguettes, sliced lengthwise Serves 20.
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 pound salami
1 8-oz. pack of presliced sharp cheddar cheese
60 bread-and-butter pickle slices for sandwiches
2 rustic baguettes, sliced lengthwise