Open-Face Ham and Cheddar Sandwiches

prepared by and photo by Emily S. Downs

Wonderful way to use any left over ham, or some thinly sliced Black Forest Ham.  Freshly cut apples and a side salad of green-leaf lettuces completes the meal.

Size: makes 6

3 ciabatta rolls, halved horizontally, or 8 1/2" slices country-style bread
2-3 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp apple butter
4 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 1/4 lbs ham (left-over or Black Forest Ham), thinly sliced
12 oz extra-sharp white cheddar cheese, sliced
1 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped


Brush cut side of ciabatta rolls with oil.  Place rolls, cut side up, on baking sheet.  Broil until rolls begin to brown around edges, about 2 minutes.  Spread apple butter and mustard on each roll half.  Top with ham, then cheese.  Broil until cheese melts and begins to brown in spots, about 2 minutes.  Sprinkle with chives and serve.

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ


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