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sandwich essentials: cheesy toasted ham sandwich

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I came up with this sandwich for my Sunday lady’s luncheon group. They sometimes ask me to prepare something centered around a single ingredient. So, one of my sweet ladies, leaned over and whispered in my ear… Ham. That is essentially it. They do not care if it a sandwich, soup, stew, casserole… whatever. I almost feel like it is Iron Chef, and the “secret” ingredient. I am waiting for the word, Squid, because I make some mean breaded calamari, and a dipping sauce for the ages. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 2
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sandwich essentials: cheesy toasted ham sandwich

  • 4 Tbsp
    apricot preserves
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1 Tbsp
    whole grain dijon mustard
  • 4 slice
    sandwich bread, your choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, room temp
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 slice
    cheddar cheese, sharp
  • 4 oz
    ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 lg
    sliced pickles, thinly sliced
  • 1 kg
    garden fresh tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 slice
    provolone cheese
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil

How To Make sandwich essentials: cheesy toasted ham sandwich

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Combine the preserves, and two mustards together in a small bowl, and reserve.
  • 4
    Lay down the bread, and brush one side with the softened butter.
  • 5
    Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, and press into the bread.
  • 6
    Turn two of the slices over (butter/cheese side down), and brush with the reserved spread.
  • 7
    Then add the cheddar, ham, brush a bit more of the sauce on the ham, and add pickles, tomatoes, and the slice of provolone.
  • 8
    Place the tops on each of the sandwiches, butter side up.
  • 9
    Add the grapeseed oil to a skillet over medium heat, and cook until nice and toasty, and the cheese is melty and gooey, 2 – 3 minutes per side.
  • 10
  • 11
    Serve while still hot, with some chips, fries, or whatever else you choose. Enjoy.
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