Ham and avocado sandwich

By • June 21, 2011 • 17 Comments



Author Notes: This is more of an assembly process than a recipe, but this is one of my all time favorite sandwiches to make and it makes perfect picnic fare. Really when it comes down to it, my favorite way to eat avocado is on crusty bread with a little sprinkling of salt. That's it. This is just a slight embellishment. Everything about it is wonderfully creamy and buttery, all encased by the crusty baguette. It may not be revolutionary, but many is it good! fiveandspice

Serves 4

  • 1 crusty baguette
  • 2 perfectly ripe avocados
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced Serrano ham (or another salty, fatty delicious ham)
  • 2 tablespoons cultured butter
  • sea salt
  1. Divide the baguette into 4 equal pieces, then cut each in half horizontally.
  2. Pit the avocados, scoop out the flesh, then mash and spread one-quarter of it on one side of each baguette pieces. Sprinkle each with a tiny pinch of sea salt. Then, layer one-quarter of the ham over the avocado on each baguette piece.
  3. Spread the butter on the empty halves of the baguette pieces. Then, top each avocado-hammed piece of baguette with a buttered piece of baguette to make sandwiches.
  4. To bring these with on a picnic, wrap them up in butcher paper and either tape or tie them shut. Pack them in your basket, and definitely bring some fruit and white wine along too.
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Tags: avocado, baguette, Easy, fast, Serrano ham, travels well

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4 months ago Emily Wylie

Basic, poignant and fundamentally delicious components in a powerhouse of a sandwich. A righteous repurpose for our Easter ham that impressed a crowd.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yum, is right!! So simple and I know this will be delicious!!

Sausage2

about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks! You kind of can't go wrong with ham, butter, and avocado, now can you? :)

Lorigoldsby

about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Mmm! I can't wait to try this...the buttery flavor of the ham and avocado with the buttered bread--butter cubed!

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Hehe! Thanks lorigoldsby. If there's one thing I'm always up for, it's butter cubed! :)

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about 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

It sounds wonderful!!!!!!!!!

Sausage2

about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks!

Meg_b_f52

about 3 years ago meganvt01

Sounds delicious!

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thank you! I'm glad you think so.

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I'll take one too, delicious.

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Ham keeps so well at a picnic, too. Simple and delicious.

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Totally! Ham is one of my picnic favorites!

Dscn2212

about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I want one right now.

Sausage2

about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

So do I actually! But we're out of ham right now! :)

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yum!

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Thanks!