Crispy ham, tomato & mozzarella sandwich recipe

Crispy ham, tomato & mozzarella sandwich recipe
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This satisfying and simple crispy ham tomato and mozzarella sandwich recipe only takes 10 minutes to make and will please even the pickiest crowd.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • 4 thin slices ham
  • 4 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tomato, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, basil, smashed garlic clove and salt and pepper with a fork to release flavors and let sit while preparing the rest of the sandwich (at least five minutes)
  2. In a small sauté pan, cook the ham in a teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat 2-3 minutes per side, or until beginning to crisp
  3. Toast the bread
  4. Lay the cheese on one slice of the toast and brush generously with the flavored olive oil, using a pastry brush
  5. Add the ham, and top with tomatoes.  brush the tomatoes with the olive oil, and top with the second piece of toast
  6. Repeat for the second sandwich

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