Focaccia is awesome. Either to enjoy it fresh out of the oven with no fuzz or prepared like here as warm sandwiches. Believe me – it’s totally worth to go through the trouble of preparation because these warm sandwiches are divine!
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Focaccia, in case you do not know what it is:
“Focaccia (Italian pronunciation: [foˈkattʃa]) is a flat oven-baked Italian bread, which may be topped with herbs or other ingredients. It is similar in style and texture to pizza, but not considered to be the same.”
There are many variants out there. I found a simple one at the store that was topped with herbs. In case you can’t get your hands on Focaccia, this recipe works just as fine with simple toast. And you know me – I love recipes that may be varied. 🙂 Same here, take this as an idea as to how to prepare your next sandwich, but experiment with toppings you like or happen to have at home.
- 1 red onion
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 fresh Mozzarella
- a couple of leaves of fresh basil
- a handful of Rucola (or rocket, as it’s also called)
- some freshly ground pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 200° C. Slice the onion and brown it in only a tiny bit of olive oil until it’s soft. Slice the tomatoes, Mozzarella and shred the fresh basil.
The trickiest part is to slice the Focaccia lenghtwise since it’s a rather thin bread. Then cut it into four equal parts. Put the bread on a baking sheet, take off the top and set aside. Here, I made two salami sandwiches and two with ham. The ham has a spice crust, which is really delicous. 🙂
Now it’s a simple question of assembly. 🙂
Meat, onion, tomatoes, freshly ground pepper, basil, mozzarella and a couple of sprigs of rucola. Top with the second half of the bread that you cut off previously.
Put in the oven for 10 minutes at 200° C. Take out and enjoy a delicious sandwich!
P.S. my apologies for the haphazard pictures – I’m sometimes really struggling with WordPress and can’t get it to make what I want. That probably means I need more practice. 😉