I had a fantastic sandwich from Cowgirl Creamery while in Point Reyes this weekend that reignited my love of sandwiches … in particular, topless ones called “tartines.” I made this one with leftover Red Hawk from my visit, along with luscious figs picked up en route. Drizzling them with honey and popping them under the broiler gives them an impromptu jammy quality; especially good paired with gooey cheese and crisp prosciutto.
3 medium to large figs, cut in half lengthwise
2 teaspoons honey
several grinds of black pepper
1/4 ounce of Camembert (or similar, like Red Hawk from Cowgirl Creamery), cut into thin slices
1 thin slice of prosciutto
1 half (cut lengthwise) of a quarter of a baguette
Preheat broiler. Place figs, cut side up, on a piece of foil in the broiler pan and press down gently with a fork to flatten. Drizzle with honey, grind pepper over top and broil for 5-10 minutes, until bubbling and soft.
In the meantime, lay the cheese slices on the cut side of the baguette and top with prosciutto. Place on tray with figs and broil until prosciutto is just crisp and cheese melted, about 3-5 minutes.
Arrange figs on top of prosciutto and serve.
Makes 1 sandwich
Drizzling figs with honey and popping them under the broiler gives them an impromptu jammy quality; especially good paired with gooey cheese and crisp prosciutto.