There are many, many ways to make a ham sandwich. Ham usually goes well with cheese and mayonnaise (or are you going to say you've never tasted this classic?), and it's also good with vegetables like tomatoes, onions, and pickles. In the case of cheese, an interesting and common combination is mozzarella, but you can also vary and make the recipe finer with Swiss cheese or cheddar. There are many options to choose from, but the most important thing is your personal taste. So, feel free to experiment with various recipes until you find your darling!
Basic ham and cheese sandwich
- 2 slices of loaf bread.
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise.
- 1 tablespoon of mustard.
- 1 tablespoon of honey (optional.)
- 3 slices of mozzarella.
- 3 slices of ham.
- 4 pickle slices (optional).
Yields a portion.
Ham sandwich at ciabatta
- 1 soft ciabatta.
- ¼ tablespoon of unsalted butter.
- ½ teaspoon of mustard beans.
- ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard.
- 1 tomato.
- 1 small red onion.
- Salt to taste.
- Black pepper to taste.
- 70 g of cheese.
- 100 g of caramel smoked ham.
Yields a portion.
- 2 slices of Cuban bread (or baguette).
- 30 g of yellow mustard.
- 4 pickles.
- 5 slices of ham.
- 2 slices of roasted loin or loin.
- 1 slice of Swiss cheese.
- 30 g of butter.
Yields a portion.
Method 1 of 3: Making a Classic Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Step 1. Spread mayonnaise on a slice of bread
Place 2 slices of loaf of bread on a cutting board or plate. With a kitchen knife or butter, spread 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on one of the slices. Leave it very smooth on the bread.
you can use white, wholemeal or corn bread - whichever you prefer. There are several options for a ham sandwich.
Step 2. Mix mustard and honey and spread on bread
In a small bowl, place 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon of honey. Stir with a spoon or beat ingredients for 30 to 45 seconds. With a kitchen knife or butter knife, take the mixture and spread it on the bread without mayonnaise. Spread it evenly.
- If you're not a fan of honey, just don't put it on.
- You can use plain or brown mustard instead of Dijon mustard. However, Dijon is spicy enough to complement the flavor of the sandwich without overpowering the touch of mayonnaise.
Step 3. Add 3 slices of ham to bread
You can place the ham on any of the slices of the loaf of bread. Place one on top of the other so it doesn't stick out the sides of the sandwich.
- You can use cooked, caramelized, German, smoked or cured ham in your snack.
- You can add an extra slice of ham or cheese if you love one of the two ingredients.
Step 4. Layer 2 or 3 slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the ham
Place the cheese slices one on top of the other without bouncing off the sides of the bread.
Ham and mozzarella is a classic combination, but it's okay to use cheddar cheese, side dish or provolone if you prefer
Step 5. Finish the sandwich with pickles or other condiments
How about a crunchy touch? Just add 4 small slices of pickle. Use pickled cucumber, which is the most common option, or any other ingredients you like.
You don't need to pick up cucumbers if you're not a big fan of the flavor. It is not a mandatory ingredient in the classic ham and cheese snack
Step 6. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread
Leave it well aligned on top of the first so the snack is well assembled. If you want, press it lightly to press the fillings a little.
Step 7. Grill the sandwich for a kind of sophisticated hot mix
If you want a hot snack, heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Heat the sandwich for three minutes on each side until the bread is golden and the cheese melts.
If you prefer a cold sandwich, just eat it as soon as you finish assembling
Method 2 of 3: Making a Ham Sandwich on Ciabatta
Step 1. Cut a ciabatta in half with a kitchen knife
Place bread on a clean cutting board. Take a serrated knife and cut it horizontally. You can cut the ciabatta in half or open a central hole without opening the bread.
Buy a ciabatta at a good bakery. Want to prepare a sophisticated snack? So go for bread, for starters
Step 2. Spread butter and mustard
Take ¼ tablespoon unsalted butter and spread it over the two halves of the ciabata using a butter knife or kitchen knife. Then spread ½ teaspoon of mustard beans and ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard on both halves of the bread. Spread all ingredients evenly on both sides of the ciabatta.
use a softened butter to ease the process. If necessary, heat it for two or three seconds in the microwave.
Step 3. Cut a tomato into thin slices and place them on the bread
Wash a medium tomato on tap, place it on a cutting board and cut it in half with a kitchen knife. Take one of the halves and cut them into 3 to 6 slices about 0.5 cm. Place the tomato slices on top of the mustard in the two halves of the bread.
Step 4. Cut a red onion into slices and arrange them on top of the tomatoes
Hold a small red onion on a cutting board. Cut it in half, take off two or three outer layers and discard. Then, with a kitchen knife, cut one half of the onion into thin slices and arrange them on top of the tomatoes in the two halves of the ciabatta.
- It's okay if the onion slices fall apart several rings.
- Use less onion if you don't want it to overlap.
Step 5. Add a pinch of salt and pepper on top of the tomato and onion
Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste. Don't know the amounts to place? Try ⅛ teaspoon of each spice. Spread them on vegetables to enhance flavor.
It's also nice to add oregano or basil if you want
Step 6. Cut 3 or 4 slices of caramelised ham
If you have purchased a piece of ham, use a kitchen knife and cut 100g of ham into 2-5 slices. For those who prefer thick slices, cut pieces almost 1 cm thick. If you prefer thinner slices, use a cold cutter. Put them in the ciabatta.
Caramel smoked ham is perfect for making a gourmet sandwich like this. You can buy it sliced to make it easier
Step 7. Cut 3 or 4 slices of cheese and place them on top of the ham
Choose a good quality piece of cheese and place it on the cutting board. Cut 70 g into 3 or 4 slices and arrange on top of ham.
Are you crazy about cheese? Feel free to add an amount equal to the ham. That part defines you
Step 8. Close the sandwich and cut it in half before serving
Close the two slices of bread to finish the snack. Then just cut it in half with a sharp knife before serving.
Method 3 of 3: Giving Personal Touches
Step 1. Use French toast, biscuits or a croissant in place of bread
To prepare a delicious and very different snack, forget about the bread and make a sandwich with toast, two cookies or a croissant cut in half. Add some slices of ham, cheese and finish with an egg. This is an option that, in addition to filling the eyes, fills the belly and can serve as a simple breakfast to make.
Before adding the fillings, butter both sides of the french toast, biscuits or croissant
if you want, use mayonnaise or mustard, but it's not necessary.
Step 2. Make a classic hot mix
The preparation is very simple: add 2 or 3 slices of ham with another 2 or 3 slices of cheese (which can be mozzarella, side dish, cheddar or whichever you prefer). Put some butter to melt in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Put the sandwich in the pan and fry each side for about five minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is browned.
With a good quality ham, the hot mix is more delicious. The cheaper options have a lot of water and don't heat up as well with the cheese
Step 3. Make a classic Cuban sandwich
Use 2 slices of Cuban bread (you can substitute a baguette too) and spread 30 g of yellow mustard on both sides. Add 4 slices of pickle and 1 slice of Swiss cheese, plus 4-5 slices of ham and 2 slices of roasted loin or ham. Then, butter the outside of the bread and heat it in a stovetop sandwich maker, on a grill or in a skillet for about five minutes on each side until the snack is toasted, browned and with melted cheese.
- To enhance the presentation, slice the sandwich diagonally.
- Press the sandwich to press the ingredients if you use the skillet or grill.