Dish No. 94: Potato, Egg, and Provolone on a Roll at Torrisi Italian Specialties


Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road’s handy list of some of our favorite dishes — old standbys and new finds alike — compiled daily.

Today’s pick: The potato, egg, and provolone on a roll ($7) at Torrisi Italian Specialties.

Torrisi Italian Specialties has applied itself to the egg-on-a-roll, the specialty of corner delis and Italian sub shops everywhere, and made it taste better than you ever imagined it could.

Smartly, they left the grease in the greasy-spoon special. The sandwich is a sloppy thing, the roll sopping up the egg-and-cheese drippings. Inside, delicately scrambled eggs, provolone, chunks of roasted red potatoes, and silken roasted red peppers squish together deliciously, generously seasoned with salt and black pepper.

It’s a reinvention of sorts — the sandwich made with the best available ingredients, the eggs cooked gently into a custard-like state, the roasted red peppers flavorful and juicy — but one that preserves what everyone likes about the original.

Previously in the countdown:
Dish No. 100: Zaragoza Grocery’s Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla
Dish No. 99: No. 7 Sub Shop’s General Tso’s Tofu Sandwich
Dish No. 98: Nigerian Goat Stew From Baku
Dish No. 97: The Captain’s Daughter From Saltie
Dish No. 96: Bun Bo Hue From Thanh Da
Dish No. 95: The Beauty From Mile End