Egg and Ham Ciabatta

Wake up your taste buds with this grilled savoury sandwich with eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese.


2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 gherkin, chopped
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
6 slices ham
3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
4 slices of cheddar
Handful arugula
2 ciabatta buns


In a bowl mix the mayonnaise, pickles, parsley, lemon juice. Season the mayo mixture with salt and pepper.

Slice each ciabatta bun in half. Layer evenly in each sandwich: the mayo mixture, ham, egg slices, cheddar and arugula. Toast sandwiches in panini press until bun is lightly toasted and cheese begins to melt. (Alternatively, if you do not have a panini press, cook the sandwiches in a grill pan or cast iron fry pan, pressing each sandwich flat with a weight such as a heavy fry pan or a brick covered in aluminum foil.) Makes 2 sandwiches.

Yield: 2 servings.