I call this meal: Lazy American version of “Le Tartine Chaude au Bleu des Causses et Jambon Cru les Bacchantes.”
Okay, so that’s not quite true. There’s no way I’d remember that many French words in a row for something as simple as a warm, open-faced ham and blue cheese sandwich.
And while Les Bacchantes’ Blue Cheese and Ham Sandwich, the actual — ref. page 14 of Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells — calls for “large slices of country bread,” not pre-sliced multigrain, Roquefort as opposed to my corner deli blue and “thin slices of unsmoked salt-cured ham, such as prosciutto,” not rough-cut Applewood Smoked Cured Ham Steak from Niman Ranch … damn it was good.
Some raw crudities for good measure. To reach my daily 5.
COST: >$5 (not incl. wine)
PREP TIME: 5 minutes