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Toasted jamon and tomato roll

Frank Camorra
Frank Camorra

This small, filled roll from Seville is the ultimate breakfast sandwich. As with any simple dish, you need the best ingredients: good crusty rolls, fragrant garlic, a sweet, juicy tomato and the best jamon you can lay your hands on. One espresso and two of these is the perfect start to the day.


Photo: Marcel Aucar


8 small bread rolls 

2 garlic cloves, unpeeled

100ml extra virgin olive oil

4 ripe tomatoes, cut in half

16 slices of jamon


There are different types of jamon. The one I have used in this recipes is serrano, which is great for cooking and very affordable. 



Cut the bread rolls in half and lightly toast the cut sides.

Cut the garlic cloves in half. Rub the toasted sides of the rolls with the garlic to impart a generous but not-too-overwhelming flavour.

Drizzle a little olive oil over each toasted side, then rub each one with the cut side of tomato, using half a tomato for each roll, and leaving a good amount of juice and pulp.

Place two slices of jamon on the bottom of each roll, cover with the top half and serve immediately.

Main ingredient:
Bacon/Ham/Prosciutto, Bread, Tomato
Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Father's Day

13 comments so far

  • "Ultimate breakfast sandwich" hey ..... you sir are kidding yourself!

    Date and time
    September 10, 2014, 12:34PM
    • While I agree with what you have to say, Lost, the front page headline would have been written by a sub-editor. If Fairfax have sub-editors these days. Judging by the number of typos on the front page, I'd go with "no".

      Date and time
      September 11, 2014, 9:32AM
  • Nice but it won't beat my alternative.
    I agree with the serrano ham but instead of tomato I use with thinly sliced mushrooms fried in butter and garlic with a pinch of vegetable stock powder and an egg poached to a perfect gel consistency. Warm the ham by sitting it on top of the mushrooms for a minute or so before placing on the roll.
    Add a few parsley leaves and black pepper to finish.

    Date and time
    September 11, 2014, 7:55AM
    • Yeah and watch your waistline grow, nothing like good old heart attack food for breakfast, smoked dead animal meat in plenty of salt and butter with bread.Almost as healthy and good for you as lambs fry and bacon an all time Aussie favorite.

      Arthur Insidious
      Date and time
      September 11, 2014, 8:47AM
    • "This recipe is great but here is how I improved it by making something entirely different"

      Date and time
      September 11, 2014, 9:43AM
    • I didn't improve it I offered a tastier alternative.
      If you want to claim the 'ultimate' you have to back it up.
      There are better recipes that mine but I don't have to provide the best, just one that is better.

      Date and time
      September 11, 2014, 4:57PM
  • Bad enough having someone breathe last nights pad thai over you on the train to work. Garlic for breakfast? No thanks!

    Date and time
    September 11, 2014, 8:30AM
  • It is nothing without the feel and taste of a partly cooked egg with its runny and rich yolk. Looks a but dry to me.

    Date and time
    September 11, 2014, 9:01AM
  • So we need a recipe for making a ham roll now? LOL!

    This "article" is so wrong in so many ways.

    And suggesting to have an espresso with it? Speechless.

    Idiocracy starts here
    Date and time
    September 11, 2014, 9:18AM
  • Good quality jamon costs $85/kilo at my local deli. Serrano may be cheaper.

    Careful what you buy.

    Haberfield Heights
    Date and time
    September 11, 2014, 9:26AM

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