Bocadillo (spanish Ham and Cheese Sandwiches)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by jovigirl

I found this in Working Mother magazine - what an easy but great recipe!

Top Review by Marie

Had this for lunch today and it is excellent! Loved the garlic and olive oil on the bread - I will use that idea again on other sandwiches. Only change I made was to use basil instead of oregano - just a personal preference. I also used proscuitto and Fontina cheese. Thanks so much for posting this great recipe, Jovi.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut rolls open and toast lightly under broiler or in toaster oven. Smash garlic cloves with side of a knife, place in a small bowl and toss with olive oil to flavor.
  2. Lightly brush insides and ousides of rolls with garlic oil. Place 4 bottom halves in a large, heavy non-stick skillet. Place sliced tomatoes on bread, sprinkle with oregano, then layer with meat and cheese. Top with upper halves. CLose and press together well. Heat skillet over med-high heat. Lower heat and cook about 6 minutes per side, until outside is lightly crisped and cheese is melted. For crisper, thinner sandwiches, flatten with another skillet or a wide-bottomed saucepan as they cook, or use a panini press.
  3. Cut sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

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