As I write this, Bill and I are Albany-bound to visit his wonderful parents (my in-laws) via a good ol’ fashioned road trip! Since we’re going up to the great cold North as a pre-30th-birthday celebration for this husband, I figured this would be a great time to share Bill’s most favorite sandwich so you can enjoy it with us!
This sandwich is based on one we first enjoyed at the always-mentioned-HEB as part of their World of Sandwiches celebration last month. They combined Serrano ham, Manchego cheese and some sort of proprietary spiced mayo on a baguette, then toasted and served it my salivating husband.
To recreate this tasty lunchtime treat at home, we used prosciutto and balsamic mayonnaise, along with melty Manchego and crispy baguette. The balsamic mayonnaise adds a wonderful hint of sweetness to the salty, cured flavor of the ham, while the Manchego’s distinctive goat cheese flavor ties it all together on a crusty base of baguette. A simple toasting in the oven brings it all together.
Bill’s Favorite Sandwich
- Thin-sliced Manchego cheese
- Balsamic mayonnaise (the one I found was from Hellman’s)
- Split Baguette
- Preheat oven to 375◦ F.
- Spread balsamic mayonnaise on both sides of a split baguette. Layer Manchego cheese and prosciutto to your taste.
- Place sandwich(es) on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 7-8 minutes.