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Sicilian Sandwiches

CuznCJ | Sep 3, 200105:36 PM

When I was a kid living nearing Bensonhurst many years ago, my Dad would occassionally buy some sandwiches and sides from a Sicilian deli that specialized in small, warm meat sandwiches made with ricotta, thin slices of tender organ meats (maybe lung, or tongue?), and shredded parmesan cheese on a soft roll. I believe they were called, in some Sicilian-Italian American Dialect, "veh-steh'-deh" sandwiches. They were often accompanied by little salty fried cakes made from chick pea flour, and a salad of mixed greens and cold, pickled slices of octopus, sometimes called "pulpa," or conch ("scungilee"). Anybody know of places in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Jersey where these items are still available?

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