November 3, 2016 marks National Sandwich Day. In celebration, we are sharing 3 inspiring recipes to add sophistication to your lunch box. These can also be served easily for impromptu guests or making use of holiday left overs when you never know who may be joining you for a meal.
Hot Ham & Swiss
Ham and Cheese on a croissant roll can be breakfast, lunch or dinner. This versatile sandwich can also bring a touch of sophistication to your lunch box or brunch. They can also be served on the side of a comfort soup in the winter for a very filling meal.
Hot Ham & Swiss serves 4
4 Croissants (split horizontal)
8 Slices Swiss Cheese
1 lb. Broadbent Ham sliced to your preference
2 T Dijon Mustard
1 T honey
1 T Brown Sugar
Mix your honey, mustard and sugar in a small bowl. Spread onto your croissant then layer in your ham and cheese. We use 2 slices of Swiss one on each side of the ham, but feel free to use less. Wrap each sandwich in foil and place in an oven heated to 350 for 10-15 minutes for yummy perfection!
Avocado & Ham Sandwich
If you’re not a cheese lover, skip the traditional Swiss and instead try avocado. Avocado offers a slightly nutty and creamy flavor which complements the saltiness of ham well. This is a great way to use up leftover ham from holidays. Use a meat slicer, they sell them at most kitchen appliance stores and thinly slice the remaining portion of ham to use for sandwiches.
¾ lb Broadbent Ham (thinly sliced)
2 Loaf Ficelle (or sub style bread of your choice)
2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
Pinch of cracked pepper
Cut bread loaves into thirds, you’ll get 6 pieces; slice for a horizontal opening. Stir together butter, pepper and mustard in a small dish then spread on individual breads. Layer on the ham and avocado.
Grilled Ham & Cheese with Honey Mustard Sauce
Grilled cheese is a fall favorite, but you can kick it up a few notches by adding ham and serving with a dipping sauce. This is a great idea for weekend lunches and sneaks in a vegetable that makes you feel like this sandwich is a little healthy.
Grilled Ham & Cheese with Honey Mustard Sauce Serves 4
8 slices wheat bread
1 lb. Broadbent Ham, sliced to your preference
8 Slices of Cheddar Cheese
1 c. Chopped Kale
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
1/4 C + 2 T Honey
¼ c Yellow Mustard
2 T Dijon Mustard
1 C Mayonnaise
Stir all ingredients for honey mustard dipping sauce together until smooth, store in a bowl until ready for use.
Spread a thin layer of the mixture on the insides of the bread slices. Layer the bread with ham and cheese topped off with a handful of Kale. Butter the outside portion of the bread slices. Then in a skillet over medium heat, cook the sandwiches on each side about 2-3 minutes each side. They are done when cheese is completely melted. Serve while hot, alongside the dipping sauce.
These tasty sandwiches are easy to whip up and most of the items are commonly found in the kitchen. Impress your family, friends or coworkers by stepping up your sandwich game. Feel free to tell them the idea just came to you, we won’t say a word. Happy National Sandwich Day!