Spicy Italian Crescent Ring Sub

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  • 1 red bell pepper
  • butter
  • 2​ ​packages of easy-bake style crescent rolls
  • 1-1/4 pound of ​cold cuts suitable for an Italian Sub (eg provolone cheese, hot capicola, Genoa salami, ham)
  • onion (ideally mild; white or Vidalia), very ​thinly sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • ​1/2 cup of hot pepper rings, thoroughly drained.​

Place red pepper under the broiler. Roast until the skin begins to change color and blister, flip and roast until the skin is blistered over all the peppers. Place peppers in a paper bag to sweat their skins off, about ten minutes.

​Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.​

​Rinse​ the peppers​ in cold water and skin the pepper. Dice the pepper and pat dry.

​Grease a pizza pan with butter.​

Unroll crescent rolls into a large donut-shape​ on the greased pizza pan​, with the thin wedge of each crescent roll in the center of the donut.

Spread the diced pepper over the crescent rolls.

​Layer on the cold cuts​ and the rings of raw onion, starting aned ending with cheese.

​Whisk together the oil and vinegar, and season the top of the cold cuts.

Scatter pepper rings on the tops of the cold cuts.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Roll the rolls up into a ring. It's OK if some of the filling is sticking out.

Baste ​the ring ​with​ melted ​ butter​.​

Bake 25-30​ minutes in 375 degree oven.

Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Then cut into slices and serve.

Serves: 6-8.

Preparation time: 60 minutes