Brie and Prosciutto Melt

By • October 20, 2009 • 8 Comments


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Author Notes: Buttery brioche with oozing melted brie and salty proscuitto sandwiched between. Not a sandwich for the faint-hearted. - LondonfoodienyLondonfoodieny

Food52 Review: We loved this recipe for its thoughtfulness. It's just a grilled ham and cheese right? But the bread is buttery, feathery brioche. The cheese -- brie -- is extra cream. The ham is prosciutto (and not too much of it). We like how Londonfoodieny has you toast the insides of the bread before adding the ham and cheese, and press the sandwich during the last toasting. Each bite is like the perfect amuse bouche -- in fact, why not cut it into pieces and serve it that way! - A&MA&M

Serves 1

  • 2 pieces thickly sliced brioche
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 ounces brie
  • 2 pieces thinly sliced proscuitto
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  1. Melt the butter on the flat side of a griddle pan or frying pan over a medium heat and place the 2 slices of brioche in the pan. Remove once lightly browned.
  2. Top one of the browned sides with 50g/2oz sliced brie a couple of slices of prosciutto (or other ham) and top with the other slice of brioche, browned side down. Melt the other teaspoon of butter in the pan and place the sandwich back in. Rest another heavy pan on top to press down. After about 30 seconds (or once lightly browned) flip over and again press using a heavy pan. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.

Tags: brie, Sandwiches, Sandwiches, Sandwiches

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about 2 years ago chef lew

There are those rare things in life that are perfect as they are, that need not be tweaked, modified or altered. This sandwich is one of them. Made two last night and can only say what a fine little fast-meal recipe.

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almost 3 years ago Melissa Baxter

A George Foreman grill can also be used as a substitute for a Panini maker as long as the grill is heated before you use it. Cast Iron pan placed on top or a brick wraped in foil first.

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almost 3 years ago spikeitup

How can one do this if they do not own a pannini press?

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over 3 years ago russelllewis

good Lord, this could almost make me go buy a panini press just to get it done faster.
actually, i'm going to try toasting the bread first, a little lighter than i usually do then butter the bread on the outside after assembly and grill it the rest of the way to crisp and melt everything together.
and if it weren't for the prosciutto and fontina with arugula picture on the right of my screen, i would just hang myself after this sammich because life couldn't POSSIBLY get any better!
well, unless something involved chocolate.

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over 4 years ago Deborah Dowd

What a great combination-simple yet elegant!

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over 4 years ago mariaraynal

Yum. What else is there to say about this delicious combination?

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over 4 years ago Rhonda35

Who can say no to Brie?

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over 4 years ago Rohit Mitter

This looks awesome - definitely something I will want to have on a cold winter day!