Spanish San Jacobo Sandwich

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Recipe: #40977

June 16, 2023

Categories: Sandwiches

"San Jacobo is a popular merienda (afternoon snack) or tapa in Spain. It's basically a fried breadless ham and cheese sandwich, or grilled cheese with ham instead of bread. It is made by placing a slice of cheese between two slices of cooked ham, and then breading and then frying the "sandwich." The outside becomes nice and crispy while the cheese inside melts. If you like cordon blue you will like this."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (292.9 g)
  • Calories 920.3
  • Total Fat - 77.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 497.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1252.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 36.1 g
  • Calcium - 343.2 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Put out 4 slices of the ham separately on a clean work area .

Step 2

Place a piece of cheese on each ham slice, then lay another slice of ham on top.

Step 3

Break the eggs into a bowl.

Step 4

Add the water to the eggs and beat with a wire whisk; season lightly.

Step 5

Place the flour on a plate and season lightly.

Step 6

Place the breadcrumbs on plate and season lightly.

Step 7

Set up the breading station in the order of flour, egg, breadcrumbs.

Step 8

Dip the "sandwiches" into the flour, then the beaten egg, and then dredge in the breadcrumbs.​​

Step 9

Put in frig 1 hour so they will set.

Step 10

Heat enough of the oil to cover bottom of skillet.

Step 11

Fry the San Jacobo sandwich (but don't crowd pan) in the oil until golden brown;

Step 12

Turn over and fry the other side.

Step 13

Remove it from the frying pan and place it on a paper towel to drain until all sandwiches are cooked.


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