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State Fair Subs

 State Fair Subs
My college roommate and I first ate these meaty sandwiches at the Iowa State Fair. After a little experimenting, we re-created the recipe. We ate the subs often because they were fast to fix between classes and didn't break our next-to-nothing grocery budget. They're priced right at 91¢ per serving. —Christi Ross M
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound unsliced) French bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Cut bread in half lengthwise; carefully hollow out top and bottom of
  • loaf, leaving a 1-in. shell. Cube removed bread. In a large bowl,
  • beat the eggs, milk, pepper and salt. Add bread cubes and toss to
  • coat; set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and onion until the meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Add to the bread mixture. Spoon filling
  • into bread shells; sprinkle with cheese. wrap each in foil. Bake at
  • 400° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into
  • serving-size slices. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 622 calories, 36 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 159 mg cholesterol, 1,280 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.