One woman's foray into cooking for herself, for her family, and for her friends. It's not always picture-perfect, sometimes a little messy,
but it's always delicious. Join me in exploring new recipes, savoring the "résultats" and learning from the "erreurs".

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Italian Open-Faced Sandwich

Many years ago I copied down this recipe from a cooking show on TV. I believe it was a PBS show since this was pre-Food Network. It's certainly not a difficult or gourmet dish, but oh so good. The flavors meld so well. What made it even better this time was the homemade baguette I baked today knowing this sandwich was on the menu. I know I always say this, but it was easy, easy, easy! I promise!

Italian Open-Faced Sandwich

1 baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
2/3 cup shredded mozzarella
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup chopped black olives
thinly sliced tomatoes
thinly sliced ham (preferably Black Forest ham, though prosciutto works really well here, too)

Mix the mozzarella, olive oil, vinegar, oregano, onion and black olives. Mound the mixture on the cut side of the baguette halves. Bake at 425 F. oven for 8 - 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and layer sliced tomatoes and ham over baked sandwich and serve.


La Table De Nana said...

What a great idea.. cooking the first part and then topping w/ fresh..!

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, I showed Moe your dinner, and I think I'm going have to make it for him one of these days. First thing he said was "I would really like that".

Signing Out said...

This looks yummy!

Cathy said...

Fantastic, Lori. I love a good sandwich and this one looks delicious with the gooey cheese layer and fresh sliced tomatoes.

Kathy Walker said...

This looks wonderful! This would make a great summer meal! It is on next weeks menu. Thank you for sharing.

MaryBeth said...

Fabulous looking sammie... I could so eat this for dinner.

Linda said...

Looks absolutely fact I would love one right now!

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