Parma Ham & Goat’s Cheese Toasts with Cranberry & Red Onion

These mini toasts make a wonderful posh snack and taste absolutely delicious.


• 25g butter
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 3 red onions, sliced
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
• dash of balsamic vinegar
• salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 8 slices of Ciabatta bread
• 200g goat’s cheese, sliced into 8
• 8 slices Parma Ham
• a few thyme leaves, to garnish


1) Heat the butter and olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and cook over a medium-high heat for a few minutes, stirring often. Add the sugar and cook for a few more minutes, until they begin to caramelise. Remove from the heat and add the cranberry sauce and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2) Toast the slices of ciabatta and arrange two pieces onto 4 serving plates. Top with an equal amount of red onions, then place a slice of goat’s cheese on top of each one.
3) Top each piece of ciabatta with a slice of Parma Ham. Sprinkle with a few thyme leaves, season with a little more black pepper, then serve at once.

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