Grilled Sourdough with Prosciutto and Stracciatella

, from Issue #105. September, 2022
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Grilled Sourdough with Prosciutto and Stracciatella

This is more of a how-to than a recipe. It’s one of those quick-to-assemble dishes that gets rave reviews for very little effort.

Serves: 6-8


1 large sourdough loaf, cut in half horizontally about 1cm thick (see Cook’s note)
olive oil, for brushing
1 clove garlic, peeled
100 grams thinly sliced prosciutto, or other cured meat
250 grams fresh stracciatella or mozzarella in whey, well drained
sea salt and ground pepper
chilli flakes, for sprinkling


Brush the bread with olive oil, then grill until well toasted with a little char in places. While hot, rub the cut side well with the clove of raw garlic. Top with prosciutto, then stracciatella or mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt, a grind of pepper and chilli flakes. Cut into pieces to serve.

Cook’s note: You want to use the base of the loaf. Make the rest into crumbs and freeze for another recipe.

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