One of my favourite quick lunches is a ham and cheese toasted sandwich Dutch style! I first had these amazingly tasty simple little toasted sandwiches whilst on a weekend in Amsterdam years ago… Just so good.
I make the sandwiches using the toasted sandwich cage in the Dualit toaster – sometimes they get a little burnt around the edges but this doesn’t bother me I like a little charing!
Simply – butter up two slices of tiger bread – place the buttered side down onto the cage. Top the bread with wafer thin ham, a smattering of Dijon or wholegrain mustard and a slice of Edam or Gouda cheese. Pop the other slice of bread on top, making sure the buttered side is facing the outside. Then place in the toaster for around 2-3 minutes. Once cooked just leave it there an extra few minutes just to melt the cheese nicely in the warmth.
If you’ve not got a toasted sandwich cage just make these ham and cheese toasted sandwiches on a griddle pan – and weight them down with a heavy jar or tin, cook for a few minutes then flip and cook on the other side.
Now for a true Dutch style sandwich you really do need a little handful of these cornichons for added yum.
This is one of my favourite quick lunches.
Tasty quick lunch
- 2 slices of tiger bread
- slice of Edam or Gouda cheese
- 2 slices of wafer thin ham
- Scant tsp of Dijon or wholegrain mustard
- small handful of cornichons
- Butter the bread.
- Place the bread butter side down into the toasted sandwich cage.
- Top the unbuttered side with ham, mustard and cheese.
- Place the other piece of bread on top - butter side up.
- Put the toasted sandwich cage into the toaster and toast for 2-3 minutes until the bread is browned and the cheese melting.
- Serve with a little pile of cornichons.
These are also really tasty with a coffee for breakfast – Enjoy!