Tallarico’s Hoagie Spread
Hoagies are Philly’s name for subs or hero sandwiches
I love Tallarico’s Hoagie Spread. It’s basically crushed red peppers in vinegar. When it is smeared on subs or pizza, it is my favorite hot red pepper condiment.
I always prefer to spoon some Tallarico’s on pizza instead of the dried, crushed red peppers. I guess I like the vinegar hit you get with it. This from a guy that *loves* anchovies on his pizza! (More on that in another post.)
For those folks not near the Philly or East Coast areas, a hoagie is an “Italian sub” or “hero sandwich”, served on a long sub roll – usually with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and onions.
The Tallarico’s Hoagie Spread is unique, but it is very similar to the Sambal Oelek sold in Oriental stores and markets. I think the Sambal Oelek is thicker, sweeter and much hotter, while Tallarico’s is thinner and more vinegar flavored, with a much milder heat level.
We cooked some Minute Steaks, melted some cheese (I like American Deluxe or Provolone) on the steaks, sauteed some onions, then spread mayonnaise and Tallarico’s on the rolls. Then we loaded up the rolls with the steaks and cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sauteed onions. This is a Philly Cheesesteak you can make at home!
Tallarico’s Products are usually sold in grocery stores in the Deli Dept.
Sadly, all of their other products are NOT available in my area: Pizza Sauce, Steak Sandwich Sauce, Meatloaf Sauce, Hot Dog Sauce, Sloppy Joe Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Peppers and Sauce, Chip Steak Sauce, Sweet & Sassy Peppers, and Jalapeno Peppers.
Wow, that is quite a broad line of yummy products!
Let me know if you use this stuff… or tell me more about all the other Tallarico’s products! Just leave a Comment below and share the love!