Grilled Cheese with Smoked Ham and Swiss Recipe

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 Grilled Cheese with smoked ham and swiss

This is a great sandwich to put on the menu for lunch or supper. The original recipe adapted from a Wisconsin cheese web site referred to this grilled cheese as the Dagwood. I had to go back in my memory quite a ways to remember Dagwood, so I did not think the name would relate real well with the current generation so I renamed the recipe; Grilled Cheese with Smoked Ham and Swiss. I love making grilled cheese sandwiches because there are so many combinations of ingredients that can be used – the next time you’re in the mood for grilled cheese sandwiches put this one on the menu; you’ll love it.


Grilled Cheese with Smoked Ham and Swiss Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: Makes 4
  • 9 Tablespoons of soft bread butter or butter flavored margarine
  • 1 large sweet onion (sliced thinly about ⅛ inch thick)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 8 slices of white bread
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 ounces smoked ham
  • 2 large tomatoes (sliced)
  1. In a skilled melt 1 tablespoon of butter and cook the onion slices, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, over medium high heat until onion slices start to brown. Remove the onion slices from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Butter the 8 slices of bread on one side, and set aside. Heat a skillet or electric griddle to medium heat (300F for griddle seems to work fine for me). Place a slice of bread butter side down in the skillet and then top with 1 slice of American cheese, 1 slice of Swiss cheese, 2 ounces ham, about 1 slice of the onion, 2 slices of tomato, and then another slice of American cheese. Place another slice of bread on top buttered side up; repeat the process for the other 3 sandwiches. Cook the sandwiches until golden brown – turn the sandwich and cook the other side until golden brown and cheese has melted.

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