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Kresge's Subway Sandwiches

Re: Kresge subs
From: Carol
Date: 1/5/2024, 10:01 AM
To: Phaedrus 

On 1/4/2024 3:58 AM, Carol wrote:

Kresge subs, 

Would love to get this recipe. I know it had oil and vinegar on them.  The best subs. 

Hello Carol,

Okay, I know a bit about this. Kresge's had a name change and became K-Mart. The stores that already had lunch counters/delis kept them, but after the change, newly opened K-Mart stores did not have the delis. There is quite a lot of content on the web about Kresge's/K-Mart delis and many fond memories of the subs, including a few recipes from former Kresge's/K-Mart deli employees. There is a Facebook page here called "The S. S. Kresge Company" .   One of the messages that I read there gives a list of the ingredients of the sub. See below.

Also see: Palatable Pastime


Kmart/Kresge Subs


4 submarine rolls, White Soft Split Sarah Lee
8 slices salami, with the embedded peppercorns
4 slices Oscar Mayer bologna
4 slices Oscar Mayer honey-roasted ham
4 slices Kraft American cheese
1/4 onion, sliced sliver thin
1/2 ounce lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 ounce banana pepper, yellow sweet mild banana pepper rings
1 dill pickle, whole sliced sliver thin
1 ounce French's yellow mustard
olive oil, red vinegar and Italian seasoning (if desired)

Cut veggies. Cut meat and cheese in halves.
Run mustard on top and bottom in a V pattern.

Top Bun:
4 to 6 pickles sliced very thin

Bottom Bun:
4 salami halves
2 bologna halves
2 cheese slices
2 ham slices halves
4 tomato slices across lettuce
Close carefully to not break hinge. Wrap in plastic.
Let sit on counter or refrigerator for 30 minutes. 30 mins a must to get good flavor!
Open rolls with out breaking hinge
Top Bun
4 to 6 slices of thin pickles