Dana Slatkin

Prosciutto (or Poached Egg) and Brie with Arugula and Caramelized Onions

Prosciutto Sandwich with Brie

Announcing the winner of our April Sandwich Contest! Shonny Ramljak of Los Angeles writes, “[This is] a grownup grilled cheese sandwich. I like the saltiness of the prosciutto ham with the sweetness of the caramelized onions, slightly bitter arugula and the melted cheese. I would serve this with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc, such as Sancerre, the ultimate summer wine.”

Since I am not a prosciutto fan, I tried Shonny’s recipe as an open-faced vegetarian sandwich, using poached eggs in place of the prosciutto. The sandwiches made for a perfect Sunday supper. If you are short on time, eliminate the onions, which take a fair amount of patience to properly caramelize. Instead, try piling on the punch with colorful tomato or avocado slices and a thick squirt of Dijon mustard.

Don’t forget to enter your favorite salad in our May cooking contest!

Try another healthy recipe, our Chickpea Fritters with Yogurt-Tahini Dipping Sauce.

Photo credit: http://community.livejournal.com/food_porn/tag/eggs

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  1. MP says:

    Tried this last night, I added avocados and used poached eggs in place of the prosciutto. My bf absolutely loved it and so did I. Thank you!

  2. dana says:

    Good call on the avocado. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the comment!

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