Ham Sandwich Butter

June  9, 2023
4 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Ericka Martins.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • makes about 1 cup
Author Notes

Every summer, I eat no less than a gazillion ham sandwiches. Whether it’s pulled from an overstocked cooler on a rickety fishing boat or the confines of my often fragrant golf bag, the ham sandwich always does me right. With that in mind, my thinking here was simple: If ham, pickles, and chips remain delicious when buried in a cooler, then they’re going to taste spectacular folded into a high-quality butter, spread onto crusty bread, and served with Bread & Butter wine. And when it comes to wine, Bread & Butter's bright, juicy California Pinot Noir and their well-balanced, savory California Chardonnay are the perfect pairings for ham sandwich butter. —Paul Hagopian

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Bread & Butter Wines. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 ounces (about ¼ cup) pre-sliced prosciutto, stacked and cut into ¼-inch squares
  • 1/4 cup cornichons, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup salted kettle-cooked potato chips (like Cape Cod), crushed, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Add the butter, prosciutto, cornichons, crushed potato chips, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine.
  2. Transfer the butter to a serving dish and top with more crushed potato chips. Serve with crispy bread.

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