Tuesday 2 September 2008

Recipe - Ham, cheese and tomato hot sandwich

Simple can be good. Things don't get much simpler than this when you make a hot sandwich.

Good quality Italian or French bread, for example ciabatta
Smoked ham
Tomato, thinly sliced
Cheese, I used Mozzarella
Fresh basil
Start by heating the sandwich press/grill.

While the press/grill is heating slice the bread in half, lengthwise.

Spread the lower half of bread with some mayo. Put ham on the lower half, top with the cheese and tomato slices. Finish off with a couple of basil leaves and the top half of the bread.

When the press/grill is hot enough put in the bread. Be patient and let it be in there until the bread is nicely browned and the cheese have melted.

Remove from the press/grill, slice in half crosswise and put the sandwich on a plate.


  1. This looks totally great - I'd have so much fun with this. You know what I'd do? I'd play around with different sauces and mayos for a great combo to this great sandwich!


  2. Darius,

    That's the entire idea, freestyle it to suit your way.

    There's no rules and no limits.

    You could try with some tomato sauce, maybe basil infused mayo or whatever takes your fancy. It's damned hard to ruin something as simple as this.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with on your blog!

    // Mike


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