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Jon Hamm Eggplant Sandwich

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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!

Hands holding a ham sandwich

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

Ingredients:

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:

  1. Cook the eggplant slices in a large pan with oil, frequently flipping, until golden and slightly charred. Set aside.
  2. Next, toast the sourdough bread slices in a hot, large pan with oil.
  3. To assemble the Jon Ham sandwich, spread garlic aioli on each piece of toasted sourdough.
  4. 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.
  5. Assemble the remaining ingredients in the order above.
  6. Enjoy you 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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Jon Hamm Eggplant Sandwich

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Budget friendly, 30 minute meals,
  • Method: Cook + Combine
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This easy, delicious sandwich is my spin on a John Ham Sandwich, however, I’ve made it plant-based and used eggplant instead.


Ingredients

Scale

2 large slices of sourdough bread

2 tbsp. garlic aioli

4 slices provolone cheese

½ large eggplant, sliced

2 tomatoes on the vine, sliced

1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded

2 tbsp. pickled Fresno chilies


Instructions

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.

Enjoy you Jon Hamm Eggplant Sandwich at any time of day! SO delicious!! WOW!

Notes

Use any other bread of your choice or gluten free bread.

If you couldn’t find any aioli, add garlic and black pepper to your favourite mayonnaise. OR make homemade aioli!

You can even grill the sliced eggplants to add more delicious flavour!

Swap anything for your favorite dairy-free substitutes.

Be creative and add any extra ingredients you wish!

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!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 557
  • Sugar: 10.5g
  • Sodium: 1173.6mg
  • Fat: 31.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.9g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 77.3g

Keywords: cheese, best, bread

Lauren McCabe

This was absolutely delicious. I made my own aioli from scratch and sauteed peppers instead. Fantastic!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love, lauren!!!!

Andrea M.

Wow!! This sandwich is NEXT LEVEL!!! Made it for my husband, so delicious!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES! This sandwich is insane- my fav too!! Thanks Andrea 🙂

Gary Loewenthal

Excellent, excellent sandwich! I made a vegan version and otherwise followed it to a tee.

Maria Koutsogiannis

yess gary! this makes me so happy!!!

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