Prosciutto and fresh figs are a classic Italian combination; here they create a sweet-savory sandwich that's simple, yet memorable.
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
8 (3/4-ounce) slices Italian bread, toasted
1 cup baby arugula
2 ounces very thin slices prosciutto
2 ounces Manchego cheese, shaved
8 fresh figs, cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons fig jam
How to Make It
Spread 1 teaspoon mustard over 4 bread slices. Arrange 1/4 cup arugula over each bread slice. Divide prosciutto evenly over bread slices; top evenly with cheese and fig slices. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons jam over remaining 4 bread slices. Top each serving with 1 bread slice, jam side down.
This was soooooo wonderful! Sweet, salty, tangy, crunchy! I did toast my Italian bread slices on the griddle. Next time I'll have the prosciutto sitting out to come to room temp prior to building sandwich! Excellent! Will have this on the rotation...and I'm thinking lunch tomorrow since I have some figs to use up before they go bad!
Now this is a great take on the classic ham and cheese! We loved this sandwich: Having an abundance of figs from our yard, I am looking for different ways to use them. And for a quick, weeknight meal, this is perfect. A dressed up sandwich that isn't fussy, but elegant at the same time. A keeper!
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