Toasted Ham and Cheese Sandwich With Herb Butter
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- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature (no substitutes!)
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 pinch salt
- 8 slices bread (about 1/2-inch thick)
- 8 slices cheddar cheese, sliced (I use Velveeta cheese for this)
- 1⁄2 lb thinly sliced smoked ham (or to taste)
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 medium firm tomatoes, thinly sliced
- In a small bowl combine the softened butter, Dijon mustard, thyme, parsley and just a pinch salt; mix well until smooth and thoroughly combined.
- Arrange 4 slices of bread on a cutting board and top with a slice of cheese.
- Then top with sliced ham, then tomato, then onions and remaining cheese.
- Top with a slice of bread.
- Butter the outside of 4 slices of bread with herbed butter (I like to lightly butter the inside also, but that is up to you).
- Heat a non-stick skillet with a bit of herbed or regular butter (if you buttered the outside of the bread, then you might not want to add in any butter to the skillet).
- Add in the sandwiches, and cook until cheese melts and the bread is golden brown (about 3 minutes on each side).
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Yummy mid-afternoon snack while engaing in something of a weekend cookathon! Scaled back to two sandwiches (for two), made with crusty ciabatta, and slices of swiss cheese. I used only about 1/2 tablespoon of the Dijon mustard (taste preference) and added some rosemary and sage to the thyme. All the ingredients blended beautifully to make a delightfully delicious toasted sandwich: certainly a gourmet version of a regular ham and cheese or cheese and tomato toasted sandwich. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe, KITTENCAL. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.
Delicious!!!! I love the herb butter! I'm going to be using that for all of my sandwiches from now on, as well as steamed veggies. We had our sandwiches along with recipe #311697 for a wonderful lunch. Thank you Kitten, for another yummy recipe to add to my "Make often" file! Made for 1.2.3 Hits Tag
I only was making 1 sandwich, so cut down the bread, cheese, ham (turkey ham in my case), onion and tomato to 1/4 the amount shown. However, I made the entire amount of the butter and was glad I did, as I'm going to try it on other sandwiches, too, as well as to toss with steamed veggies. It is truly delicious.