The easiest, quickest Italian lunch is the panino, the sandwich, and I’ve been sampling quite a few since I arrived here 1 month ago. But ladies and gentlemen, I must say, I have found my favorite sandwich in the whole wide world. I know it is a bit bold to say this. I haven’t traveled the whole world, there are thousands of other sandwiches out there to be had, some surely even better than this one. But the moment I bit in to this sandwich was one of those “ahhhh!” shining moments, you know what I mean? When the world stops and your stuck frozen to the spot because your taste buds are so excited the rest of your body has to shut down to compensate for the thrill in your mouth. Am I exaggerating? Probably. Actually, I’m just trying to make this post a little longer than it would be. This sandwich is so simple it doesn’t require much instruction. Another reason why I love it!
SO, what is it? This incredible panino?
All you have to do to make this fig and prosciutto sandwich is peel a fresh fig, the ripest, sweetest, one you can find. Grab a few thin slices of prosciutto. Cut a slice of focaccia bread, made fresh right out of the oven, in half lengthwise, or if not fresh toast for a few minutes in a warm oven. Then pack all the goodness into that hot focaccia and eat immediately. That’s it, that’s all there is to it!