Crispy Prosciutto Sandwich

Crispy Proscuitto Sandwich

I’m a bit of a sandwich snob. Don’t get me wrong, if I’m starving (ok, mildly hungry), I wouldn’t turn down a mediocre sandwich. In fact, I’d probably scarf it down in 5 minutes and declare that it is the BEST sandwich I’ve ever had; however, this is primarily due to the fact that I love all food.

The truth of the matter is, when I’m craving a sandwich or I have the opportunity to construct my idea of the perfect sandwich, it involves a lot more than slapping two pieces of bread together.

My sandwich snobbery started with the most memorable sandwich I’ve ever had. It was actually in University, in my humble apartment with my roommate and her boyfriend. I had just come back from work and he offered to make me a Monte Cristo – (great guy, they ended up getting married) – and seriously, this sandwich was SO. GOOD. There’s not a lot to a Monte Cristo, so maybe I was just used to my standard University grilled cheese, but gaah that warm, buttery bread, filled with warm, gooey cheese and delicate, salted meat – well, this sandwich has never been far from my mind.

Since my University days, I’ve had a lot of opportunity to create my ideal sandwich. There are a few key elements:

  • buttery, warm, slightly toasted bread (not too crunchy – you don’t want to scrape the roof of your mouth)
  • gooey, melty cheese
  • salty, crispy meat
  • a perfectly cooked over-easy egg – love that yoke!

Today’s sandwich checks all of these boxes. PLUS it comes with a tasty roasted garlic aioli, avocado, and some other fresh veggies. Lucky!!

crispy prosciutto sandwich

The aioli comes together in a snap – what takes a little while is roasting the garlic – but it’s totally worth it!! I usually roast garlic (here’s how) once every few weeks so I always have a supply on the ready.

Once you’ve got the aioli whipped up, pan fry about 4 slices of prosciutto with a drizzle of olive oil, until nice and crispy. Remove the prosciutto to a plate and fry the bread – I like to grease things up a bit by applying a bit of aioli to the bread before frying it on both sides. The end result is a warm, slightly toasted, buttery bread for your sandwich.

While you’re constructing your sandwich and layering on the toppings, fry the egg. Since the pan is already warm from the prosciutto and bread, the egg will fry in a couple of minutes. It’s the finishing touch! I like to put it on top of the cheese since the heat of the egg will make the cheese a bit melty as well.

TA DA!ย You’ve got yourself the weekend sandwich of your dreams. My favourite way to eat it? Dunking it in leftover aioli. ๐Ÿ˜‰

crispy prosciutto sandwich

Crispy Prosciutto Sandwich

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Try this crispy prosciutto sandwich with roasted garlic aioli the next time you're craving that warm, cafรฉ-style sandwich for lunch!

Ingredients

Roasted Garlic Aioli

  • 4-5 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaiseย 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp Worcester sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of paprika

Sandwich

  • 4 slices prosciuttoย 
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 3 slices thick, multigrain bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 romaine leaf, ripped up
  • 3-4 slices cheese (I used jalapeno Monterey jack)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1-2 tomato slices
  • 1 pickle, sliced

Instructions

  1. Prepare the aioli by combining all of the ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Set aside.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil warms up place the slices of prosciutto inside the pan and fry until just crispy. Remove from heat and set aside on a paper towel.
  3. Spread a light layer of aioli on all 3 slices of bread (on both sides) and place in the same frying pan over medium-high heat. Heat the bread on both sides until slightly toasted. Remove from heat.
  4. Begin frying the egg at the same time as you begin constructing the sandwich. Melt the tbsp of butter in the pan before adding the egg, and cook for 3-4 minutes, flipping once.ย 
  5. Assemble the sandwich by placing 1 piece of bread on the bottom of a plate, then adding a tbsp or so of aioli, followed by lettuce, tomato, and the crispy prosciutto. Add the second slice of bread, followed by cheese, the egg, the tomato, avocado and pickle. Place the last piece of bread on top and secure with a toothpick. Serve immediately.

Sandwich should be enjoyed fresh.

Pin this sandwich for Saturday!

Crispy Prosciutto Sandwich

 

 

Try this crispy prosciutto sandwich with roasted garlic aioli the next time you're craving that warm, cafรฉ-style sandwich for lunch!
 

40 Comments

  1. My sandwiches always turn into salads with bread on the side. I over fill

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    This is just PERFECTION! The best sandwich I ever had was a tempeh Reuben, perfectly grilled, just the right amount of cheese, and I still dream about it to this day. But I’m thinking your sandwich would beat that one right out of the water! I’ll be there for lunch tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This is definitely my definition of the perfect sandwich. Drooling over here!!! Xoxo

  4. Hahahaha! Girl, I’m a sandwich snob too! Mostly because if I’m going to eat so many carbs, they need to be WORTH it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And this sammie!? SO WORTH IT! I mean, you had me at crispy prosciutto!!! YEEEEEESSSSSS! But then I read roasted garlic aiol and I almost died. SO GOOD. Serious sammie goals up in here! Cheers!

  5. Love crispy prosciutto Katherine!! And that roasted garlic aioli?! Yes please! I’d be slathering it on everything. Thanks for sharing!

  6. marcie@flavorthemoments

    I get so bored with sandwiches so I just eat peanut butter and banana toast most of the time. I’d much rather have this cheesy goodness and I love that crispy prosciutto!

  7. forget the sandwich, all i need is the aioli! i kid, but seriously, it sounds like it’d make the sandwich (though toasty crispy bread is also very very important ๐Ÿ˜‰).

  8. I get so so bored with my sandwiches and this is just what I need!!

  9. I could slather that aioli on almost everything, sounds amazing:) This sandwich is gonna fill my kiddos lunch box soon.

  10. Who don’t like sandwich to have, the sandwich is looking so yummy and delicious. The sandwich is full of nutritious and proteins. Thanks for sharing healthy article with us.

  11. damn! you know how to make a sandwich Katherine! i reckon good sandwiches are SO under rated! quite often I just feel like whipping up and enjoying a massive sandwich will allll the toppings! have a lovely weekend!

  12. That is one scrumptious sandwich!! But I LOVE the aioli!! Yumm!

  13. Oh, girl, I LOVES me a good sandwich! You’ve definitely hit all the checkmarks with this one, especially with the roasted garlic aioli and crispy prosciutto! And you’re absolutely brilliant in dunkin’ that sandwich in the leftover aioli! Breakfast, lunch or dinner – this one would hit the spot! Cheers to an awesome weekend! XO

  14. OH WOW this is seriously a great looking sandwich. I was reading your post while eating a peanut butter sandwich and it looked positively sad compared to this amazingly delicious piece of art. I love the filling. Putting my boring sandwiches aside and trying out your recipe next ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a great weekend!

    • Hahah I’m sorry that my post made your lunch a little sad!! You’ll definitely have to try this one for your next lunch, Ashika!! Although I must say I still love a peanut butter sandwich sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great weekend too!

  15. I am in no ways a sandwich snob. I always get confused about what to put in there then make the most ridiculous combinations. lol But your sandwich game is on point! But what stuck out in this post for me was the roasting garlic part. I am so gonna start doing it now and have a regular supply at home. Thank you!!!

  16. I love sandwiches! Yours could easily be a new favorite, but sans the egg (cannot do a runny yolk!). I have my first Monte Cristo on our honeymoon—boy was that a game changer!!

  17. Crispy prosciutto is the food of Gods! Love this sandwich!

  18. Gimme dat crispy prosciutto! Can you tell I haven’t forgotten about it?!! All the rest is bonus and this is one killer sandwich Katherine!!

  19. I’m a sandwich snob too. It has to be a damn good sandwich for me to eat it & the bread has to be perfect or I’ll just keep walking by. This sandwich looks perfect to me and I’ll eat it any day of the week! I’ve also NEVER said NO to prosciutto. Like ever. For reals… ๐Ÿ™‚
    p.s. Thanks for using Pepper Jack cheese cos I LOVE that cheese and people need to use it more often!!! #pepperjackforprez

  20. Your sandwich snobbery has paid off because this is a thing of beauty!! I want to reach through my screen and grab it!

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