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Best Ever Focaccia Sandwiches

Best Ever Focaccia Sandwiches

This April Matt & I traveled to Italy. While Rome was my least favorite city we visited, there was one shining star of the visit: La Prosciutteria. This little deli was right underneath our AirBnB and was by far our favorite place to eat the entire trip. What did we order? A #2: Prosciutto Crudo with Pecorino Cheese on fresh focaccia. Something about this mixture of meat, cheese, and fresh baked focaccia was magical. Turns out, Seattle doesn’t have a great variety of Italian delis. So really the only way to recreate the magic of La Prosciutteria was to make my own focaccia! While nothing is ever going to be great as collapsing after a long day of fighting to crowds with an authentic prosciutto sandwich, this is pretty dang close!

 

Disclaimer: this recipe is neither healthy nor a budget recipe, but it’s so good that you must try! If you want more recipes from our Italy trip, check out the authentic Italian pasta for two recipe!


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Best Ever Focaccia Sandwiches
Best Ever Focaccia Sandwiches
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
Best Ever Focaccia Sandwiches
Instructions
  1. Combine yeast and water in a large bowl, let sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Slowly fold in all but ½ cup of flour until a loose, elastic ball forms. It should be slightly sticky, but be able to knead.
  3. On a flour surfaced, knead for about 5 minutes- adding in the extra ½ cup of flour if needed.
  4. Oil a large bowl with olive oil and place the ball of flour in it. Brush oil over the top, cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  5. After an hour (it should have doubled in sized!), punch the ball down and pour onto a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and coated with olive oil.
  6. Spread out to form a large triangle, less than an inch thick. Cover with a towel again, let rise for about 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, take your finger and poke the dough all over to create “dimples”.
  8. Generously coat the top with olive oil and salt.
  9. Baked at 400̊ for 20 minutes, or until a warm brown on top.
  10. Cut out sandwich sized pieces and slit them down the middle, fill with prosciutto, ham, cheese, and other fillings.
  11. Sit down, try to picture yourself in a quaint Italian deli, and enjoy! This recipe should create about 6 sandwiches.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts per serving: 752 calories, 23.6g of fat, 7.1g of saturated fat,60mg of cholesterol, 3806mg of sodium, 398mg of potassium, 98.3g of carb, 4.4g of fiber, .3g of sugar, 35.5g of protein. 13% of Vitamin A, 3% of Vitamin C, 14% of Calcium, 40% of Iron.



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