A Mix sandwich, also know as bikini In certain areas of Spain, it is a hot sandwich made with sliced bread and stuffed with cooked ham and cheese. A very simple dish for which top quality ingredients are essential and which, thanks to a few tricks, can become the perfect mixed sandwich.
The bikini recipe, far from what it may seem, it can also look like a healthy dish, yes, you have to follow the guidelines that Apothecary Garcia Y PharmaGemma have defended with humor and passion at Naukas 2018 (don’t miss their intervention, it’s great!), a congress of scientific dissemination in which Nutrition has had its space with a presentation that is hard to forget.
If you have seen the video and have managed to stop laughing, you will understand that a few slices of whole wheat bread are the best base for the mixed sandwich recipe. As a filler, a good semi-cured cheese is the ideal option: the soft cheese melts too quickly and the cured cheese has an excessively powerful flavor. Ah! No tranchetes or cheese substitutes. The extra cooked ham (We already know that York ham does not exist) will be our chosen one, especially because it contains a greater amount of meat and a lower percentage of starches, thickeners and other ingredients.
To toast the Mix sandwich and that it is very crunchy, we can use butter, or olive oil if we prefer healthy fats. Beware of the firepower: the perfect bikini It should be brown on the outside and with the melted cheese without melting it. We cook?
Mixed sandwich or bikini recipe
Ingredients (for 2 sandwiches):
How to prepare the perfect mixed sandwich step by step
Cut the cheese into thin slices, about 3 mm. Remove the crust. Prepare the slices of sliced bread, place a layer of cheese, three slices of cooked ham (if they are large, adjust the amount) and another layer of cheese. Cover with sliced bread and reserve.
Put a few drops of olive oil or a pinch of butter in a nonstick skillet and heat over medium heat. When hot, place the sandwich and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Check that it is golden brown and turn carefully. Cook 2-3 more minutes, remove and cut diagonally.
Tips and Tricks for Cooking the Perfect Mixed Sandwich
→ Good bread is essential. It cannot have a very hollow crumb or with alveoli, that is why sliced bread is the best option. If we choose it whole, it will be healthier and will have more flavor.
→ The best cheese for the sandwich is a semi-cured, better whole or wedged, to cut. No tranchetes or melting cheeses: they usually have little cheese and a lot of substitute.
→ Take the cheese out of the fridge for a while before making the sandwich, so it won’t be cold and it will take less time to melt.
→ The cooked ham, always extra, will be juicy, so we place it between the cheese, so that it does not moisten the bread. We want the sandwich to be crispy.
→ Butter or oil? The essential thing is to use the minimum amount so that the mixed sandwich becomes crunchy, but at the same time it does not stick, it browns and it is not soft or greasy.
→ The frying pan or a griddle are a better option than a toaster: we control the temperature and the bikini cooks evenly. It is also preferable to the sandwich maker, which when covered tends to condense and can moisten the sandwich; and if it is vertical it causes the cheese to melt and fall downwards.
→ What is the best accompaniment to a mixed sandwich? My favorites are the fries and / or a simple, well-dressed salad.
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