SFPH: Caprese Sandwich 2.0

Monday, October 8, 2012

How is this for a scrumptious bite? One of autumn's perks is that you can eat warm, gooey cheese with no guilt whatsoever! So the other day I took the Italian simplicity to a 2.0 level after one of our friends treated us to homemade mozzarella. Oh boy, that totally reminded me of our last trip to Venice and those mornings of eating grilled caprese sandwiches in the little café right next to the canal. It was dreamy and cozy! Anyway, this take on caprese is a perfect colder weather meal.

The trick we learned from an Italian café owner was how to assemble the sandwich so the bites are enjoyable and not a struggle. As you know prosciutto is hard to bite so before you place it on your sandwich always tear each slice into small pieces and in a way roll them onto the sandwich. It will create mini bites of the ham instead of you swallowing a huge slice at once. If you had prosciutto ever before I bet you know what I mean.

Here is the full recipe if you fancy trying it yourself:

Caprese Sandwich 2.0
(makes 2-3 sandwiches)

Ingredients:
* 2 Ciabattas or any other type of bread you like
* 2 tomatoes
prosciutto di parma is my favourite but you can use any other prosciutto you wish.
* 2 mozzarella balls
* A few fresh basil leaves
* Pesto

Halve your Ciabatta. On one half, spread generously pesto and layer it with pre-sliced mozzarella and tomatoes. Finish it off with a bit of salt and pepper on top. Next, on the other half place a few leaves of basil and top them off with prosciutto. Combine both halves and place the sandwich in the preheated pan for about 2 minutes on each side while pressing it with a spatula in the meantime so the cheese melts and the bread gets all gold-brown and crisp from outside. Ta dah!
 
Lovelies, would you try this recipe? What's your all time favourite sandwich? Do tell! xo
 
P.S: Fancy more sandwiches? How about egg salad with a twist or this egg omelette and lemon curd beauty?
P.P.S: And a few other of my favoruite recipes.
 
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simplicity at its best and your photos make me want to lick the screen - haha.

-Ola

Monica | Hola!design said...

great recipe! and a great way to eat caprese salad in the fall. Love the pictures!
Happy Monday!

Diana Mieczan said...

Giggle, Ola! Thanks for the awesome note.

Anonymous said...

I have everything at home for it, so I am making it tonight. Thanks Diana! Love, Amy

christin said...

I need to make this asap.

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Oh I love me some caprese sandwich - yummie. But I would leave the pesto to be true. To me fresh basil and a drizzle of lemon does the trick :)

Great, now I´m hungry, haha

xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Yay, that is awesome, Amy:) Enjoy!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh yes, Martie. You can totally make your own pesto. We also tried it with rucola and avocado pesto:

http://diana212m.blogspot.com/2012/07/express-o-originals-rucola-avocado-pesto.html

It was so good:)

Patricia Villamil said...

Absolutely delicious!

Elsa de Diego said...

Yay!!!! Delish...I also want to lick the screen! :) How hillarious! XOXO

Diana Mieczan said...

Giggle, Elsa:)

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