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Toasted Serrano ham sandwich with Aged Havarti and Padrón peppers

Toasted Serrano ham sandwich with Aged Havarti and Padrón peppers

A tasty twist on classic comfort food - our recipe for Toasted Serrano ham sandwich with aged havarti and Padrón peppers is a mix of strange and familiar flavours. The taste will spark old memories of toasted sandwiches - while adding new intense flavours of padrón peppers, nutty havarti and salty, cured ham to the mix.

Roasted/Toasted Peppery


  • 200 g padron peppers
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon
  • 8 slices wholegrain bread
  • 8 slices serrano ham
  • 125 g Castello® Aged Havarti


1. Rinse the Padrón peppers and let the dry off.

2. Add the olive oil to a frying pan and make sure it is warm before adding the Padrón peppers.

3. Fry for 3-4 minutes and stir the peppers occasionally to make sure they fry evenly.

4. Season with salt, pepper and freshly squeezed lemon juice.

5. Cut slices of Castello® Aged Havarti and place on a slice of toast with Serrano ham and Padrón peppers.

6. Finish with a few slices of Castello® Aged Havarti and a slice of toast on top.

7. Remove the crust and place the sandwiches in a toaster or panini grill for 3-5 minutes until the toast is golden.

8. Cut the sandwiches diagonally and serve on a wooden board with fried Padrón peppers.

Tips & Tricks

This tapas dish goes excellently with a glass of white wine. The salty and rich flavours and textures of this toasted sandwich would suggest a dry and crisp Riesling without too much sweetness or body.