Prosciutto, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich

Prosciutto -- air-dried Italian ham -- has a sweet, salty taste and a pleasant aroma. Its texture is dense and silky, the result of being pressed during curing. Here, it makes a flavorful alternative to bacon in our version of a BLT.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2006

Ingredients

  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 slices Italian bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 recipe Crispy Prosciutto
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 8 ounces plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Using a garlic press, press the garlic clove into a small bowl. Whisk in the mayonnaise and lemon juice. Spread one side of each slice of toasted bread with garlic mayonnaise. Divide Crispy Prosciutto over 4 slices; top each with 1 leaf romaine lettuce and thinly sliced plum tomatoes. Top with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise side down. Trim crusts as desired, and serve immediately.

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