Thin slices American cheese
Thin slices ham
Sliced sour pickles
Slices fresh tomatoes
Slices green peppers
Slices Greek black olives
Says nothing about olive oil, but I wouldn't want one without.
Story In Yankee Magazine - The Italians at Amatos F
One of the advantages of living in Maines largest city is that you have such
a wide number of choices of places to get your Italian sandwiches.
Portland's unsung contribution to the gastronomical world. There is nothing
like an Italian sandwich elsewhere in the country. My daughter now in her
last year of college in Baltimore, discovered that other states have
pretenders--called, "subs" but they are not the same.
Invented in Portland (local lore has it) in 1899 by an Italian baker named
Giovanni Amato as a portable inexpensive lunch for road construction
workers, the Italian sandwich has become a staple of every corner variety store
and takeout sandwich shop. If your casual about Italian sandwiches or
loyal to a local businesses, you might gravitate to the place nearest to
wherever you live or work. Connoisseurs though, are more than willing to
drive across town. (end of article)
Stan and Minty