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Ham and avocado sandwich

June 21, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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13 Reviews

Emily W. April 22, 2014
Basic, poignant and fundamentally delicious components in a powerhouse of a sandwich. A righteous repurpose for our Easter ham that impressed a crowd.
lorigoldsby June 27, 2011
Mmm! I can't wait to try this...the buttery flavor of the ham and avocado with the buttered bread--butter cubed!
fiveandspice June 27, 2011
Hehe! Thanks lorigoldsby. If there's one thing I'm always up for, it's butter cubed! :)
Kitchen B. June 25, 2011
It sounds wonderful!!!!!!!!!
fiveandspice June 25, 2011
meganvt01 June 21, 2011
Sounds delicious!
fiveandspice June 21, 2011
Thank you! I'm glad you think so.
Sagegreen June 21, 2011
Ham keeps so well at a picnic, too. Simple and delicious.
fiveandspice June 21, 2011
Totally! Ham is one of my picnic favorites!
boulangere June 21, 2011
I want one right now.
fiveandspice June 21, 2011
So do I actually! But we're out of ham right now! :)
hardlikearmour June 21, 2011
fiveandspice June 21, 2011