Ham and cheese melts are classic, easy and so tasty! They are related to the all-time-childhood-memory sandwich, the Grilled Cheese. This sandwich is just a bit more mature, with it's addition of ham, making it heartier and even more flavorful.
Everyone loves melts - children especially. (Who wouldn't like a sandwich with melted cheese on it?)
There are many ways to make a melt - open faced, closed, with or without veggies, with or without meat, with a variety of toppings, plain, and more.
Try this simple recipe to get started. It's delicious, and can be made in just minutes!
Optional Additional Toppings:
In a Broiler:
Preheat your broiler.
Lightly toast your bread, using the broiler or your toaster.
Spread mustard on 1/2 of your bread or roll. Spread butter on the other.
Add ham and toppings on top of the mustard. Add ground pepper.
Place the 2 slices of cheese on top of everything and broil the sandwiches open for 4-6 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Close the sandwich and enjoy.
On the Stove:
Spread mustard on both halves of sandwich bread. Add ham, toppings, pepper, and cheese. Close the sandwich.
Melt butter in a skillet. Add your sandwich.
Cook on medium heat for about 4-6 minutes on each side, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.
Tip: I cover the skillet with a lid while I cook the first side of the sandwich to make sure that the heat reaches all the way to the inside of the sandwich. Then I try to cook the 2nd side uncovered so that it doesn't get too steamy under there. :)