Jambon beurre, a French ham and butter sandwich made on a baguette, is one of the simplest, but one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever have!
I hope this jambon beurre will be a delight for you to discover, if you have not yet had one.
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I’ve been writing and posting like a mad woman since I returned from Europe in September, all the way until Christmas. There were also other deadlines on top of the culinary tour posts I’d written. I honestly didn’t step foot into a store to do Christmas shopping until December 23rd.
I’m sharing jambon beurre with you because it’s one of my all-time favorite sandwiches! However, this isn’t just any ham and butter sandwich, I’m referring to the French style, jambon-beurre. I have it whenever I get the chance, especially when I’m in France, as you can see from a recent trip to Strasbourg, France. I also discovered a new favorite: rhubarb tart with meringue topping!
I have been working on a Cullen skink recipe (smoked haddock chowder) for over a month, and I’m just not satisfied with my recent chocolate cake photos. I’ve also had lots of company staying with us, and last weekend, I became my niece’s godmother! Isn’t she just adorable? So instead of rushing to post the Cullen skink or chocolate cake, I remembered that I had taken several shots of ham and butter sandwiches a couple of times last year.
What is Jambon-Beurre made of?
A jambon beurre is simply a French ham and butter sandwich made on a baguette. It is one of the most simple sandwiches, but also one of the most tasty! The quality of the ingredients are key (no surprise here)!
This gorgeous jambon beurre was taken at a cafe in Saint Germain en Laye, just outside Paris, when I visited my friend, Jill (Mad About Macarons). I had wanted to share one of the most simple things you could ever make, but at the same time, one of the most delicious.
Last year, I was lucky enough to buy real French ham at a gourmet import store here in LA. I also bought a crusty baguette and always have a really good quality butter on hand, so that’s all that was needed.
Another killer ham sandwich I discovered in my travels to Scotland.
What do I Need to Make Jambon Beurre?
These three quality ingredients: bread, butter and ham = heaven. Don’t miss having one if you go to France! In my experience, these are the best you’ll ever have. Or if you go to Seattle, stop by Le Panier as they have delicious varieties of quality, French baguette sandwiches.
I also made jambon beurre (French ham and butter sandwiches) in England at my cousin Connie’s house. If you’ve never had one, you should do yourself a favor and rustle up these three ingredients. You really don’t need a recipe, but here’s what to do~
Jambon Beurre Recipe
(French Ham and Butter Sandwiches)
A classic French recipe serves 3 or 4
FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE BELOW
Cut the baguette into as many pieces as you want sandwiches, then slice in half, lengthwise.
Spread the softened butter onto the baguette. Don’t put it on like cheese, but don’t put too little, either.
Add the slices of ham. This is not a NY deli style sandwich; two thin slices will suffice.
Enjoy your ham and butter baguette, you lucky devil!
Love French food, don’t miss out on making your own 5 star French onion soup!
And for dessert, serve these scrumptious profiteroles!
- a really good quality, crusty baguette
- 2 oz top quality butter, at room temperature
- 8 oz thin, French ham (if you can find it, if not, the best, thinly sliced ham you can get)
- Cut the baguette into 4 pieces and slice lengthwise.
- Spread the butter on both sides of each piece of bread,
- Top the bottom bread with the the sliced ham.
Like so many other simple recipes requiring few ingredients, this sandwich will be lackluster if you do not use top quality ingredients.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 401Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1133mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 21g
Nutrition information is only estimated.
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