A crispy golden toasted sandwich, dripping with cheese and salty with Italian Prosciutto – what could be better? A sandwich doesn’t have to be two limp slices of bread, hiding damp tomatoes and an indifferent filling. Love your lunch and take time with your sandwich. Choose good bread, not just any old sliced loaf. Try sour dough, rye bread or a really great seeded loaf, all three have good individual flavour.
Choose cheddar for bite, gruyere for sweetness or ewes milk cheese such as Spanish Manchego for an unmistakeable nutty flavour. Then pick your favourite ham, Parma, smoked proscuitto, San Danielle, speck or good old English ham – add a little mustard to that if you like. Choose a great mayo or make your own. It’s not difficult, just remember to drizzle that oil very, very slowly.
After having chosen your favourite ingredients, wrap the whole bundle in a slice of prosciutto and griddle – this makes a sandwich worthy of calling lunch.
- 4 Slices Good quality bread, Seeded, sourdough or rye
- Olive oil to brush on the bread
- 200g Grated cheese, cheddar, gruyere or manchego
- 2 tbsp Mayonaise
- 6 Slices prosciutto or ham of your choice
- Heat a griddle pan on the stove until really hot.
- Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil and place on the griddle, Once golden brown turn over and very lightly toast the other sides. Remove from the griddle and set aside.
- Mix the cheese and the mayonnaise, spread on the more toasted side of 2 slices of the bread.
- Top each cheese mix with 2 slices of the ham, and top with the remaining slices of toasted bread, more toasted side down and wrap each sandwich with the last slices of ham.
- Reheat the griddle and place the sandwiches on the pan and cook until the ham crisps, turn over and cook all sides until the prosciutto is crispy.
- Remove from the pan and serve hot or cool and pack for a delicious lunch box.