Sandwich Essentials: Cheesy Toasted Ham Sandwich

Andy Anderson !


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.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 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 large
    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


  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.
  11. Serve while still hot, with some chips, fries, or whatever else you choose. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sandwich Essentials: Cheesy Toasted Ham Sandwich

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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