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Open-Face Prosciutto, Fresh Ricotta, and Red-Onion Marmalade Sandwiches

[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

What do you do with an excess of fresh ricotta? I had picked it up for some random recipe, but had kind of forgotten about the package before running into it in the fridge. Pancakes are always an option, but I was thinking about something a little more savory. I didn't want a pasta, and after searching for a while I ended up with this Epicurious recipe.

Who knew ricotta worked so well on a sandwich? Think of it as the slightly creamy and tangy condiment. Of course, I can't discount the special role that the red onion marmalade plays here. It picks up some extra sweetness from brown sugar and the balsamic vinegar, which helps to balance the salty bite of the prosciutto. You can chow down on these as a simple appetizer, or double them up for a nice light meal.

About the author: Nick Kindelsperger is a co-founder of The Paupered Chef, a blog dedicated to saving time and money while enjoying food in every way possible.

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