boom goes the dynamite

so remember that photo of us cheers-ing with our amazing looking sandwiches on wednesday night?

well, those are boom boom sandwiches! keith’s grandmother is from france, and she taught his family to make these bom pom yon (so not right, but keith isn’t here right now, so i can’t ask him) sandwiches. but bom pom yon is not easy to say, so they started calling them boom booms.

anyway, they’re super easy and delicious!

first, you take a round loaf of bread and cut it in half. you can also use bread bowls and take off the top like it’s a pumpkin! then you remove the guts of the bread (and eat it dipped in oil as you build your sandwich, duh).

then you start stuffing. drizzle olive oil to lightly coat the inside of the hollowed out bread (we used garlic gold olive oil and it was crazy good!). then spread minced garlic (again, we used garlic gold), salt, and pepper inside the crust.

now start stacking your fillings.

sliced hard boiled eggs, green peppers, red peppers, radishes, cucumbers, salami, black olives, red onions.

it’s really nice if you have a friend who will slice veggies while you do an insanity dvd (thanks keith!). πŸ™‚

just stack up the fillings until you have our crust stuffed full.

then cheers and enjoy! πŸ™‚

they are so filling, but so delicious! liz and i ended up eating half and then wrapping up our leftovers for lunch the next day, which ended up being a very good decision! the flavors became even more pronounced by the next day.

we’ve also made a pasta salad version of this sandwich, which i’ll post soon!


what is your family’s heritage?

do you make any traditional foods from there?

i have a lot of german in my family, and living in wisconsin, we embrace that! i love beer, sour kraut, and bratwurst! πŸ™‚

i also have some french and polish ancestors…

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hi, i'm sarah. i'm a graduate student, dog lover, newlywed, blogger, aspiring baker/cook, and a veggie lover. :)
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5 Responses to boom goes the dynamite

  1. Those sandwiches look really good. I might have to make them just so I can dip the guts in olive oil. πŸ™‚
    I’m Italian, German, Polish, and French. I make spaghetti. That counts, right? One of these days I might have to get over the smell and try sauerkraut. I have almost cheated on the vegan thing a few times lately for a brat. Now that summer’s here it’s so hard to turn them down. Nothing says summer in Wisconsin like a brat fry.

  2. love these!!! can’t wait to try. and love that there’s a story behind them

  3. Wow, it does look tasty! I don’t really have any family/heritage recipes, basically, I just eat sandwiches, so this post is kinda perfect!

  4. Priyanka says:

    These look so good. have a lovely weekend!

  5. Those look delicious! I’m Irish and German, among many other things, and growing up we made corned beef and cabbage quite a bit as well as homemade spaetzle, sausage and sauerkraut…yummy πŸ™‚

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