Turkey, Prosciutto and Gouda Sandwich
It was National Cheese Lover’s Day yesterday and since cheese is one of my very favorite foods (right next to chocolate), I just had to have a cheesilicious sandwich for lunch. My son came upstairs as I was making it, asking for a back rub. (His back is sore from shoveling snow.) I told him he had to wait … I was right in the middle of making my lunch. So he sat playing on his iPhone as I cooked up and photographed this sandwich. See the boy in the background there? I didn’t really mean to get him in the picture, but there he was …
Turkey, Prosciutto, and Gouda Sandwich on Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread
I used my Artisanal Kumquat Cornbread for this sandwich, but I think you could use another bread if you like. Ciabatta or French bread would be good. I really liked the citrus flavor from this bread with the turkey, smoky prosciutto, and creamy gouda, though.
- Slices of turkey
- Paper-thin-sliced prosciutto
- Sliced red onion
- Pesto or basil butter
- Slices of gouda cheese
- Light mayo
- Mixed greens or lettuce leaves
Top the pesto-half with turkey and prosciutto:
Then arrange the onion slices and the cheese on top of that. Bake or broil the bottom half in a toaster oven or oven until the cheese is all good and melty. While the cheese is melting, go give your son a quick back rub (just kidding … that is what I did, though!)
Toast the top half of the bread and spread it with a thin layer of light mayo.
Pile the lettuce on top of the melted cheese and top with the top half of the bread.
Voila! A perfect lunch for a hungry cheeselover.