Published Sep 13. 2004 - 18 years ago
Updated or edited Oct 8. 2020

Europe's Greatest Sandwich

It might not beat Bob's but heck it's good!

I know the chances of beating an American at something American is close to none. Just think of the World Championships in football... ever considered that no non-US teams ever participated? And if such a team existed, could they? I think not! Well, we might then come up with something purely European. No American can compete there! ;-) Europe's Greatest Sandwich: Bread: Plain wheat - Filone, Ciabatta or similar will make the angels sing Meat: Air dried ham - known as Jamon Serrano in Spain and Prosciutto Di Parma in Italy - not quite the same, but any of them will do (while your plain, boiled ham won't!). It has to be extremely thinly sliced. Sausage: Chorizo - a strongly chilli flavored, also air dried, pork sausage from Spain Cheese: Buffalo Mozarella. A mild, fresh cheese, kept in the fluid from the making process Spice: A sprinkle of dried oregano Instructions:
  1. Drain the cheese and cut a couple of slices. The cheese is quite crumbly and slices become fairly thick
  2. Lay a slice of cheese on a slice of bread
  3. Put the Chorizo on the cheese. If the slices are large (2-3 inches Ø) one will suffice, if it's smaller (1" Ø) use two or three.
  4. Put one or two slices of ham on the sausage
  5. Add another layer of sausage
  6. Add a final layer of cheese
  7. Sprinkle lightly with oregano. A pinch is enough
  8. Close the sandwich with a second slice of bread
  9. Toast the whole thing for about five minutes in a closed toaster thingy. No reason to protect the machinery. The cheese isn't that runny.
I recommend tap water for that, but Coke (Classic!) will do. Chase that with an espresso and a small piece of good chocolate. No way that can be beat! Europe that is... ;-)

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