Grilled Ham and Gouda Sandwich W/Caramelized Onions

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This was the "Recipe of the Day" on my Yahoo this morning. It is from and sounds FABULOUS!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until onion is very tender and golden, stirring frequently, about 25 minutes longer.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cool slightly.
  6. Butter 2 bread slices.
  7. Place bread, buttered side down, on platter.
  8. Divide onion, ham, Gouda cheese, and frisée between bread slices.
  9. Top each with another bread slice; butter top slices.
  10. Heat another large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  11. Add sandwiches and cook until bread is golden brown and cheese melts, pressing occasionally with spatula, about 4 minutes per side.
  12. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed these sandwiches! I did have to sub for the cheese. I KNOW I bought gouda but I'll be darned if I can find it so I had to use muenster slices which worked wonderfully. Otherwise, I made as posted. The sweet caramelized onions really add to the sandwich. I used a country white bread which made a nice large sandwich. Thanks for posting!

Lvs2Cook September 12, 2007

This a great sammie! I was just getting ready to post it, I saw it in Bon Appetit, March 2005. I don't use the frisee. Leaving the lid off of the pan for a bit when carmalizing the onions, will quicken up the process, just watch them and stir frequently. I also don't bother dirtying up another pan, I just take the onions out of the first pan and use that to grill them in. Being from CA. I always use the sourdough bread. Thanks for posting so I didn't have to! : )

Scoutie February 25, 2012