Barros Jarpa is a popular sandwich that includes ham and melted cheese. The name was coined in the restaurant of the National Congress of Chile where Minister Ernesto Barros Jarpa always asked for this sandwich.
The minister’s cousin, President Ramón Barros Luco, asked instead for sandwiches with beef and cheese, so these sandwiches started to be called Barros Luco.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 1 slice ham
- 1 slice Monterey Jack Cheese (or the cheese of your choice)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Place one slice of ham and one slice of cheese on a slice of bread and place the other slice on top.
- Toast sandwich in pan until the cheese melts.