Pickled Fig Sandwich with Ricotta and Prosciutto

Jessica Chou

Ingredients

For the pickled figs

  • 1 1/2 Cup  water
  • 1 1/2 Cup  cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons  ginger, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup  sugar
  • 1 Cup  fresh figs

For the sandwich

  • slices white crusty bread
  • 1/4 Cup  ricotta
  • pieces of prosciutto

A great sandwich has a fine balance between salty and sweet. In this sandwich, by pickling the figs you're adding a bit of both sensations. The whole package is rounded out by a meat no one can argue with — proscuitto — and ricotta cheese for a subtle addition of texture and flavor. Picked figs can be kept for any rainy day, but they make an excellent addition to a sandwich like this.

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Directions

For the pickled figs

Combine the water, vinegar, ginger, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a fork, poke holes in the figs so they will be able to absorb the liquid. Add the figs to the mixture and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the figs cook for 2-3 hours, depending on your preference. Refrigerate if not using immediately.

For the sandwich

Toast the bread until it browns slightly. If the figs are still warm, cut them in half (as many as you would like) and place them on the bottom slice of bread. Spread on the ricotta and add the proscuitto and the top slice of bread. Serve warm.

Notes

Note: The figs can be made up to a week in advance and stored in a refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1,400 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

70%

Servings:

1
  • Fat 32g 50%
  • Carbs 177g 59%
  • Saturated 13g 66%
  • Fiber 10g 38%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 129g
  • Monounsaturated 13g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 87g 174%
  • Cholesterol 210mg 70%
  • Sodium 7,259mg 302%
  • Calcium 342mg 34%
  • Magnesium 188mg 47%
  • Potassium 2,347mg 67%
  • Iron 11mg 58%
  • Zinc 10mg 65%
  • Phosphorus 1,079mg 154%
  • Vitamin A 85µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 5%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 119%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 60%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 79%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 73%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 81µg 20%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 41%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 11µg 13%
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