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

Crispy Proscuitto Sandwich

*Please note* this post was originally published in 2017. I’ve redone the text but the recipe remains the same.

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 crispy prosciutto egg 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

How do you make the roasted garlic aioli?

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.

This aioli is so, soo good. If you’re a garlic fan you will definitely love it. I like keeping extra for more sandwiches later on in the week!

Once you’ve got the aioli whipped up, you can make the rest of the sandwich!

How do you make a prosciutto egg sandwich?

In a medium pan on the stove, 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! You’ve got yourself the weekend sandwich of your dreams. My favorite way to eat it? Dunking it in leftover aioli. 😉 It’s also great with some soups from the blog!

crispy prosciutto sandwich

Some other soup and sandwiches from the blog:

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Crispy Prosciutto Egg Sandwich

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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x


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



Roasted Garlic Aioli

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


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


  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.
  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.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: lunch
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
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About Katherine

Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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  1. 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!

    1. Haha! Thanks Georgie. It’s one of my favourite things to do on the weekend. When you take your time you can make a great sammie! Cheers!

  2. 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

    1. Woo!! Glad I’m in the company of a fellow sandwich lover 🙂 The crispy prosciutto is seriously the best – I’m addicted. Have a WONDERFUL weekend Dawn!!

  3. 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 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

    1. 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 😉 Have a great weekend too!

  4. 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!!!

    1. Aw, well it’s the ridiculous combinations that sometimes create brilliant sandwich recipes!! YES – you’re welcome! It’s the best. You’d be surprised at how much you’ll use it!! Thanks Jenny!

  5. 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!!

    1. Oh yes – I’m always daydreaming about that Monte Cristo. It took me a long time to appreciate the runny yolk, so I can understand not loving that part!! Thank you Liz! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

  6. 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!!

    1. Haha so glad you’re as excited as I am Kim! I am all about the crispy prosciutto too 🙂 Cheers friend!

  7. 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… 🙂
    p.s. Thanks for using Pepper Jack cheese cos I LOVE that cheese and people need to use it more often!!! #pepperjackforprez

    1. I totally agree! You don’t want thick crusty bread or thin soggy bread – it’s gotta be perfect!! I am so happy you love the pepper jack (you are hilarious). Thanks Karrie!!

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