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 really 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
- 9 Tablespoons of soft bread butter or butter flavored margarine
- 1 large sweet onion (sliced thinly about 1/8 inch thick)
- 8 slices of white bread
- 8 slices American cheese
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- 8 ounces smoked ham
- 2 large tomatoes (sliced)
- In a skillet 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.
- 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 the 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 have melted.