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How to Make a Prosciutto Sandwich: The Key Steps

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Each year, Americans spend about 400 hours in their kitchens. That means 16 days out of the year are focused on cooking alone.

Everyone has a busy schedule with work, kids, and other responsibilities. Adding on an extra 400 hours per year of stuff to do is a not-insignificant time commitment. Is it even possible to have good, home-cooked Italian food without making cooking your part-time job?

It is, with simple recipes. The Italian prosciutto sandwich is a perfect example. It’s delicious, filling, and-most importantly-requires minimal cooking skills.

Read on as we give you instructions on the prosciutto sandwich.

What Is a Proscuitto Sandwich?

Proscuitto is the ultimate light Italian sandwich. The basis, naturally, is prosciutto meat–premium cured ham common in Italian delis. The dish morphs arugula salad and charcuterie board into a sandwich form.

If you are a fan of basil and mozzarella, you will love this option. It’s relatively affordable and provides a light-yet-filling Mediterranean fare. Let’s make it together.

Ingredients for the Prosciutto Sandwich

Many of the ingredients here are common in your pantry or cold box. The ingredients are as follows:

  • Bread (ciabatta is ideal)
  • Thin slices of prosciutto
  • Mozzarella (fresh)
  • Basil (fresh)
  • Tomatoes
  • Arugula salad
  • Basil Aioli

It’s very easy to scale the recipe up or down for a couple or the whole family. Get some Italian prosciutto for sale before you start. Now, let’s make this wonderful Italian finger food.

Ingredient Substitutions

Prosciutto is, admittedly, on the costlier side. Fresh mozzarella can be, too. Here are some ingredient variations if you’re on a tighter budget:

  • Baked chicken breast instead of prosciutto
  • Basic pesto sauce instead of basil aioli
  • Provolone or ricotta instead of mozzarella

Other types of sandwiches work with these ingredients, too. For example, you can forgo the prosciutto entirely if you’re a vegetarian. The remaining ingredients still hold their weight!

How to Make Your Sandwich(es)

First, make or purchase some basil aioli. Mix lemon juice, garlic, mayonnaise, and fresh basil in an immersion blender. We recommend doing so a week ahead of time.

Toast your ciabatta in the oven or toaster. Slice the tomatoes and sprinkle them with salt. Toss your arugula with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt in a bowl.

Now, with the aioli you’ve just made, spread it thin on your bread slices. Top it with mozzarella and prosciutto. Add tomatoes, arugula salad, and basil.

That’s it! Pin the sandwiches together with toothpicks. Wrap them up for later if you like.

Serve them fresh or chilled. Try pressing them in a Panini sandwich maker. This melts the mozzarella for some excellent mouth feel.

Make Your Prosciutto Sandwich Today

A prosciutto sandwich is a dead-simple recipe for a delicious Italian meal. You can make it deluxe with premium, homemade ingredients, or cheap with substitutions. It’s full of flavor, yet incredibly light on preparation compared to other meals.

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