I’m not even sure why I call these grown-up sandwiches, because it’s not like they take a lot more effort than a standard sandwich (I’m convinced they take less than some). I guess the difference is that I cared when I made it. When I don’t care, it’s just two slices of bread from a bag, some deli meat, and some condiments slapped together and eaten cold.
Take the time to care. Especially seeing as all the time required is about 6 minutes.
It’s so simple you’re not even getting a recipe to print. Or step by step pictures, but that’s more because I was going crazy with kids and forgot.
- Turn the broiler on your oven on. Slice a ciabatta bun in half (or any other nice rustic roll, but really, ciabatta rocks for this kind of thing).
- Butter the bun, place onto a baking sheet, then under the broiler (oven rack placed in the middle), until the top is getting crispy and just starting to brown. Remove from oven.
- Add a little drizzle of your favorite mustard (if that’s your thing), then three slices of your favorite deli ham, then cover the meat with two slices of cheese (I’d go with either cheddar, or havarti). I’m talking real cheese slices here, get them from the deli too, don’t go and ruin it at this point with some singles.
- But it back under the broiler until the cheese bubbles and just starts to brown, about 2 minutes.
After all that, you get this:
How about a side view?
You really won’t be sorry about making this. Or any other sandwich that you love. Just remember…broil, broil, broil!