The Best Sandwich, Ever
The Best Sandwich, Ever

The Best Sandwich, Ever

best sandwich This is my favorite sandwich. It is a perfectly balanced mix of salty, sweet, crunchy and soft. The use of prosciutto and goat brie make it sophisticated enough to serve to guests. Accompany the sandwich with some fresh melon and an Orangina for a great summer lunch. Thanks to Rachel for developing this recipe with me.

Serves: 2 as lunch or 6 as finger sandwiches
Total kitchen time: 20 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 4 oz goat brie*
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 2 tbsp apricot spread
  • 1 dz fresh whole basil leaves
  • 1 tsp olive oil

*regular brie will work if you can’t find goat brie

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add the prosciutto, a few slices at a time. Keep the prosciutto as flat as possible and make sure the slices don’t overlap. Cook until crispy, about 3 minutes per side. Place on a paper towel to cool. Don’t clean the pan just yet.
  2. Cut the ciabatta loaf in half (longways like a hamburger bun) and toast the cut sides in the fat left behind from the prosciutto, about 4 minutes.
  3. Assemble the sandwich in the following order (it makes a difference :-)) apricot spread, basil leaves, prosciutto, brie. Once you have your sandwich assembled, squash it down with both hands.
  4. Slice in half and serve!


  1. Anthony

    I love the way that you write about food ingredients and preperation, Scott. It really captures the spirit of having fun with cooking and of making a meal more of an adventure than a routine experience. Great work! This is a fun project.
    Now, maybe this is just a sign that I have been spending too many hours a day thinking about the crimes in this new book, but has anybody else mentioned that the Cuban Chicken looks as if she walked into a daytime robbery at the 99-Cent Store? I’m jus’ sayin’. Okay, I’m going back to work now.

  2. Oh, no, the apricot spread is a necessary component. If you omit the sweeness of the apricot, you’ll disturb the whole tao of the sandwich. Perhaps you could substitute dark honey… you should try it. Both versions. Perhaps, record the results onto some kind of sandwich blog?

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