Total Time
15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I make sandwiches every year for my children's birthday parties and they are always extremely popular. A friend recently asked me for the recipe but didn't make them so well. I figured out that the order had to be precise for the sandwiches to be as tasty as possible. So here is my method for making the perfect sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices white bread (very soft sliced bread with the crusts cut off)
  • 8 slices brown bread (very soft sliced bread with the crusts cut off)
  • butter (tastes better than margarine but make sure you soften it first)
  • ketchup (can use reduced sugar version)
  • mayonnaise (a good quality one with whole eggs)
  • 8 slices ham (lean, can be smoked)
  • 8 slices gouda cheese (can use other yellow cheese but please not processed cheese slices!)

Directions

  1. Generously butter the bread slices and arrange on your bench so that each sandwich has one slice white and one slice brown bread.
  2. Spread the mayonnaise on the white buttered bread making sure to get right to the edges of the slice so that the ends don't get dry.
  3. Place a slice of cheese over the mayonnaise.
  4. Spread ketchup thinly over the brown slice, again making sure you go to the edges and then cover with a slice of ham.
  5. Place the two pieces together, then press gently down on a cutting board and slice diagonally twice so that you have 4 triangular pieces.
  6. Continue with the other slices until you have 32 pieces which you arrange points facing up on a platter.
  7. Cover with cling film and chill for 2-3 hours before needed.
  8. Decorate the platter with chips scattered over if you like.