Authentic Sicily mortadella sandwich recipe

Chef Trevor Lui takes the humble mortadella sandwich to new heights with this authentic Sicilian recipe.


  1. Slice brioche buns open, butter inside of both buns with butter liberally.
  2. Traditionally, the dish calls for regular mortadella but the slight, slow heat of spicy mortadella is a delicious alternative.  
  3. Ensure you choose the regular cut, not the lean varietal as the fattiness is nice and rich.
  4. Have the deli butcher slice the mortadella as thin as possible.
  5. Layer 2-3 slices on the bottom of the bun, top with bun top.