8 slices white sandwich bread
4 slices Serrano ham
2-3 teaspoons black truffle paste
olive oil or soft butter
Brush one side of each slice of bread with soft butter or olive oil. Place buttered side down and spread with a smear of truffle paste. Cover 4 slices with the ham then with thinly sliced Manchego cheese. Top with another slice of bread, truffle side down and cut off the crusts.
Preheat a flat grill plate or non-stick sauté pan until medium hot. Cook the sandwiches for 1 minute on each side or until golden.
Transfer to a board, cut into triangles and serve immediately. Makes 16 sandwiches
Pantry Note: Truffle paste is available at specialty food stores.