Bocadillo from the Island of Ibiza

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

A grilled sandwich commonly served on Spain’s island hippie refuge.

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  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Cut open the rolls and lightly toast on each side under the broiler.
  3. Rub the garlic on the cut side of each piece of bread.
  4. Drizzle the garlic-rubbed bread with olive oil and brush the outsides with a bit more oil.
  5. Spread lightly with the tomato paste; then layer the sliced tomatoes, pressing in the tomato paste and tomatoes so that the juices are absorbed into the bread.
  6. Sprinkle with crumbled oregano, then layer with the ham and cheese.
  7. Close up sandwich and press together well, then brush lightly with olive oil.
  8. Heat a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Add sandwiches to pan; weight sandwiches down; decrease heat to medium-low and cook until lightly crisped on the outside and the cheese begins to melt.
  10. Turn over and brown on the second side.
  11. Cut in halves, and serve immediately, with a handful of mixed olives.

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