Open faced ham, cheddar, and apple butter sandwiches
A crunchy and cheesy open faced grilled cheese sandwich, either Euro or Canadian style..
3 ciabatta rolls, halved horizontally, or 6 1/2-inch-thick slices country-style bread
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/4 pounds Black Forest ham, thinly sliced
1 bunch fresh chives, chopped
Version 1 :
12 ounces emmentaler, or gruyere cheese, sliced
6 tablespoons apple butter
Version 2 :
12 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
6 slices ripe tomato
YIELD: 6 sandwiches
COURSE: Sandwiches and Lunch
Brush cut side of ciabatta rolls with oil or butter. 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 emmentaler or gruyere cheese. Broil until cheese melts and begins to brown in spots, about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.
Thinly spread mustard on each roll half. Top with ham and tomato, then cheddar cheese. Broil until cheese melts and begins to brown in spots, about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.