Bastardised Bruschetta

This should have been posted last week, but as always… Life happens, and stuff gets in the way of my pc time, unfortunately. So, let’s all just pretend that this was up on time for Italian week, yes? IMG_7131-2

This is a simple sandwich, or I guess bruschetta. It has a lot of inspiration from the spanish kitchen. I actually heard that this(or the less bastardised version of this) is Catalonias “national” dish. But, let’s disregard that as well.

Ingredients for 2 people:
4 slices of your bread of choice
1 tomato
4-6 slices of your favourite dry-cured ham. Mine happens to be serrano, but for this I used prosciutto.
A handful of parmesan
Olive oil

Start by turning your oven on to 220 degrees celsius and get a pot of water boiling.
Take your tomato and cut a cross through the skin on the bottom, then plop it into the boiling water for about 2 minutes, or until the skin starts to flake away. Take it out and set aside to cool.

On your bread drizzle olive oil and grate parmesan on top. I get about a teaspoon of cheese on each, but you can choose more or less depending on how cheesy you’re feeling for the day. When this is done, get them in the oven for 3-5 minutes. The bread has to be crunchy on top for the next step to work properly.

When the bread is done, peel off the skin on the tomato and start rubbing it all over your bread. You want to soften the bread but also make sure bits of the sweet tomato sticks to it.
Now, pull your ham apart into pieces and toss on top of your bread. Grate more parmesan on top and BAM! You’re now ready to eat.

If you want to add a few more tomato pieces, or drizzle olive oil, or throw a few leafs of fresh basil on top, feel free to do so. IMG_7138-2It will taste amazing either way!

And there you have it, a really simple and quick snack or appetizer.

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5 Responses to Bastardised Bruschetta

  1. Adam says:

    Love bruschetta and its so open to what options you can put on. Very nice and I’m pretending I saw this last week.x

  2. What ever you wish to call it…it has to be delicious.

  3. kb says:

    I’d have 10 of those, please. All my fav ingredients!

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