Sweet Potato Prosciutto Sandy | Do you remember sweet tarts? Those things were awesome (or maybe still are). The point is, we miss our days of shamelessly indulging our sweet tooth addiction, and now we have to find adult ways to feed the need. That’s where the sweet potato comes in. It may take a while to get on your grocery list, but when it does, it might just surprise you how deceptively good it really is. And if you put it on a meaty sandwich…well then you’re just asking for it.
In this recipe, we make an easy sweet potato puree and smother it on top of ham, prosciutto and provolone cheese, then tuck it all in sourdough bread. But not before we give our sandwich extra bite with pickled red onions and a kiss of dijon. This is THE sandwich to try.
* You can make the spread in advance.
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- Butter - 1 tablespoon
- Sweet Potato - 1 medium
- Half & Half - 1 tablespoon
- Roasted Garlic - 1 teaspoon
- White Pepper - ¼ teaspoon
- Salt - ½ teaspoon
- Sourdough Bread - 4 slices
- Ham - 4 thick slices
- Prosciutto - 2 slices, paper-thin
- Provolone Cheese - 4 slices, thin
- Pickled Onions - ⅓ cup
- Dijon Mustard - 2 tablespoons
- Horseradish - 2 teaspoons
- Sauce Pot
- Food Processor
- Sheet Pan
- Ramekin - 1 (6 ounces)
- Tin Foil
- Peel your sweet potato and cut into equal size chunks. Set them aside.
- Fill your sauce pot up with water, add the potato chunks and a big pinch of salt, and bring the water to a boil.
- Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender - about 15 minutes.
- Strain them and and toss them directly into the food processor.
- Now throw in the butter, roasted garlic, white pepper and salt, and turn the processor on.
- While it's running, slowly drizzle in the half & half until it's all incorporated. Season to taste and set the spread aside.
- Preheat your oven broiler to high. Put the rack in the middle.
- Line your sheet pan with tin foil.
- Lay out each piece of prosciutto, roll them up like cigars, then chiffonade each one. You want strips about 1 centimeter thick. Set the strips aside.
- Mix the dijon and horseradish together in the ramekin.
- Stack two slices of ham together, fold them in half, then slice in half. Repeat with the remaining two slices.
- Slice your pieces of cheese in half too.
- Get all your other ingredients rearin' to go. Let's assemble these guys!
- Ok, so here's how to put one of these together. Lay out two slices of bread.
- Add two halves of cheese to each slice.
- Then spread a thin layer of the sweet potato spread over one slice.
- Top the other slice with a big pinch of prosciutto strips.
- Repeat the steps to start the second sandy.
- Now put all four slices cheese-side up on the sheet pan and toss it under the broiler until the cheese melts and the prosciutto begins to crisp up - about 60 seconds.
- Lay the slices back out and top the prosciutto slices with the ham.
- Smear some of the dijon mix right on top of the ham.
- Then finally spread some pickled onions over the sweet potato slices.
- Quickly flip the sweet potato slices on top of the prosciutto/ham slices to seal the sandwiches and you've done it! Dig in.
* You'll have leftover potato spread. Use it as a nice little side to any meat dish.
* Buy pickled onions at your grocery store's salad bar or make your own.
* This is a delicious sandwich - one of our all-time favorites! It's also a game day hit.
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