The Sicilian Italian Sandwich

Mangialicious Food


I was inspired to transform a ham sandwich into something wonderful using the Italian flavors I grew up with after reading a post I saw on a Sicilian Facebook group that I belong to.

I love this sandwich cold but if it is a chilly winter day and you want something to warm your belly, you can wrap this sandwich in tinfoil and place it in a 350° oven for 8 minutes to warm the meat and cheese. Anyway you eat this, your taste buds are going to thank you. Always Mangialicious!


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4 - 6 depending on the size you desire
25 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 c
    ricotta cheese
  • 1
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1/2 lb
    good quality shaved ham
  • 8 slice
    prosciutto de parma sliced extra thin
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    flat leave italian parsley
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    fig marmalade or spread
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    crusty italian bread
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    salt and pepper

How to Make The Sicilian Italian Sandwich


  1. Cut the radicchio in half and place it on a sheet of tinfoil. Drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the oven under the broiler, turning frequently, until it is slightly charred on all sides. Remove from the oven and cut into thin slices. Set aside.
  2. Mix the ricotta, lemon zest and 1 tbsp of olive oil in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. With a serrated knife, cut the bread length wise then into sandwich size portions. You can go big or small depending on if it is going to be an appetizer plate of sandwiches or if you are serving a sandwich for lunch. Brush the bread with olive oil and place under the broiler until desired toastyness.
  4. To make this sandwich, begin by placing a schmear of the cheese mixture on the bottom half of each sandwich (you are going to add more on top!). Then layer each sandwich with the ham, prosciutto, radicchio and parsley. Place a heaping tablespoon, or more depending on the size of your bread, of the cheese mixture on each top half. Spoon a generous helping of the fig marmalade on top of the cheese. Place the top half of the sandwich on the bottom and push down slightly. I know, your mouth is watering right now. Believe me it should be! It is that good.

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About The Sicilian Italian Sandwich

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian

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