Chicken Parmesan Heros
Hero sandwiches at the sub shop are usually served on untoasted rolls, but we prefer to brush the bread with olive oil and run it under the broiler for a minute or two. If you like, put a slice of mozzarella on the top half of each before broiling.
Grilled-Zucchini Subs with Fresh Mozzarella and Olivada
Italian Sausage Heroes with Peppers and Onions
The big and messy sausage-and-pepper hero is a staple of every Italian American street fair. This neater version--made with smaller rolls and sausage halves--is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner at home and requires little cleanup.
Prosciutto and Mozzarella Heros with Olive Relish
Marcia Kiesel's hero layers prosciutto and mozzarella with tomato, pickled peppers and arugula. An olive relish with crunchy slices of celery gives the sandwich an invigorating bite. For Rob Howard, who developed a taste for strong, salty flavors as a child visiting the countries of the Mediterranean, the olives and capers are a wonderful addition.
Sausage-and-Fennel Parm Heroes
Instead of using peppers in her sausage heroes, F&W's Kay Chun opts for sweet sauteed fennel.