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Tapas: Jamón y Queso Tostadas - Grilled Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Bruschetta

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slices of bread (baguette or similar, cut on the diagonal)
slices of jamon serrano
slices of manchego cheese
extra-virgin olive oil
whole-grain mustard (optional)


  • Preheat the grill.
  • Toast each slice of bread on one side only until lightly golden brown, then turn over and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Place the cheese slices on the bread, top each slice of cheese with a slice of ham and grill until the cheese begins to melt.
  • Serve with the mustard separately or you can spread it on the cheese before it goes under the grill.


A variation on this is to lightly toast both sides of the bread first and rub one side with half a clove of garlic before you drizzle the oil and place the cheese and ham. Just make sure the whole slice is covered or you could end up with the toast edges burnt to a crisp!

Proper Spanish Tapas