Sandwich de Miga is an Argentine classic comfort food. It’s a tasty sandwich made with three slices of thin, crustless bread and filled with 3-4 different fillings such as cold cuts, cheese slices, lettuce, tomato, chopped eggs, olives, avocados, etc. Sandwiches de Miga are also loved by Argentina’s neighbors in Paraguay and Chile where they can by found in most bakeries, stacked high on buffets, and ever-present at parties. There’s a saying in Argentina to partiers:
Vos tenes mas fiesta que un sandwich de miga (You go to more parties than a miga sandwich).
Argentinian Sandwich de Miga
- Small bowl
- 18 slices Soft, thin white bread
- 6 oz Mayonnaise
- 1 mediuml Lemon
- 6 slices Ham (Sub: jamon)
- 6 slices Provolone cheese (sub: American or cheddar cheese slices)
- 6 leaves Iceberg or romaine lettuce, sandwich size
- 4 large Hard-boiled egg, finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- Make hard-boiled eggs. Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl and whisk in mayonnaise to get a smooth creamy mixture.
- Trim the crusts off each slice of bread. Spread mayonnaise evenly over 1 side of each bread slice. In order, lay 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese over the mayonnaise side of 1 slice. Place another slice with mayonnaise side-up. Add eggs, salt, and lettuce. Top with another slice of bread, this time mayo side-down. Compress the sandwich lightly. Serve on a platter, either whole or cut in half or fours.
- Although ham and cheese are far and away the most popular versions, other interesting combos of three are often available. Some suggestions are combinations of Jamon, turkey, cheddar cheese, Roquefort cheese, roasted red peppers, olive, cream cheese, and avocado.
- These sandwiches always have the crusts removed and include three slices of soft white bread.