Spanish Style Pressed Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 11 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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8 slices crusty bread

4 pequillo peppers or 2 whole roasted red peppers, thinly sliced

3/4 pound thinly sliced manchego cheese

1/2 pound sliced serrano ham or prosciutto


  1. Preheat a grill pan to medium. Build sandwiches of sliced peppers, cheese and ham. Place sammies on grill and press with a foil covered brick or weighted down with a heavy skillet and cook to crust and mark bread and melt cheese, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Cut sandwiches into 3 sections each and serve for a simple starter to any meal.