In celebration of Jon Hamm’s large eggplant (yes, I went there), I thought it be fun to make a delicious eggplant sandwich. I know what you’re thinking… “why not a ham sandwich?” well this is a plant-based sandwich that I promise tastes even better. This sandwich is easy-to-make and is great for a quick lunch or picnic on a sunny day!
Why you’ll love this ham sandwich:
Easy: Prep this in 5-minutes and have it on the table in 15
Versatile: Swap out any of the veggies, add different sauces, you can even use other roasted veggies vs. eggplant
Great for Summer: This recipe is awesome for a summer lunch or picnic
Eggplant: Eggplants are loaded with antioxidants like vitamins A and C that help protect your cells from damage. It’s also so damn tasty on sandwiches, roasted, on the BBQ, etc.
Cheese & Aioli: To make this sandwich vegan, swap out the provolone cheese for your favorite vegan substitute and opt for vegan mayo instead of aioli.
How to make an eggplant sandwich:
Cook the eggplant slices in a large pan with oil, frequently flipping, until golden and slightly charred. Set aside.
Next, toast the sourdough bread slices in a hot, large pan with oil.
To assemble the Jon Ham sandwich, spread garlic aioli on each piece of toasted sourdough.
Add the provolone cheese to one slice- melt with a torch, in the microwave OR back in the pan with a lid for a couple of minutes.
Assemble the remaining ingredients in the order above.
Enjoyyou Jon Hamm Eggplant Sandwich at any time of day! SO delicious!
Expert Tips & FAQ:
Bread: Use any other bread of your choice or gluten free bread.
Aioli: If you couldn’t find any aioli, add garlic and black pepper to your favorite mayonnaise. OR make homemade aioli!
Eggplant: You can even grill the sliced eggplants to add more delicious flavor!
How do I make this vegan? Swap anything for your favorite dairy-free substitutes.
Preparation & Storage: Prepare all of the ingredients ahead of time for easy assembly! Store the sandwich in the fridge for 1 day! Fresh sandwiches are always best!
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