lip smacking ham sandwich coming right up!!
As long as I can remember, we have loved sandwiches at our house. Whether it is a ham, turkey, blt, or grilled veggie, there isn’t one we have not put our personal touch on. The first thing to remember about a great sandwich, is that it is imperative to have a secret sauce. It is important to realize that layers of flavors are the secret ingredient to make your sandwich lip smacking. It takes a little extra effort, but it is well worth it in the end. Even if you mix a little mustard and mayo together with whatever herb you have laying around from last nights spaghetti. And if you want to add a surprisingly new flavor to one of tried and trues, try putting it under the broiler. This is a particularly good choice if your sandwich is open faced!
it is time to jazz up the original!
Everyone has enjoyed a ham sandwich in their day, so I wanted to jazz up the original version with this recipe. It all begins with sauteing some colorful peppers in some olive oil and a basil chiffonade. The peppers become roasty toasty and delicious all on their own. For this reason I suggest you make some extra ones for snacking on while your sandwich is bubbling under the broiler. The next step is to choose what kind of bread you would like your sandwich to be served on. I decided to use a hard roll for this recipe. I cut the top round section off of the hard roll, so that it would lay flat on my baking sheet. After the peppers are sauteed, it is time to quickly assemble your sandwiches and get them under the broiler!
secret ingredient coming right up!
The secret ingredient sauce for this ham sandwich consists of 2 kinds of mustard, fresh lemon juice, freshly chopped basil, a dash of balsamic, and a little mayo. What sandwich wouldn’t love that combo?? A point often overlooked is to make sure to dollop layers of sauce between your sandwich ingredients. Succulent glazy sauce drizzling over the sides of your sandwich, (and down your chin!) is a sign of a repeat recipe at our house! You probably have figured out the rest by now. Glazy sauce, ham, glazy sauce, sauteed peppers, and some grated white cheddar. Place them on your sheet pan and under the broiler they go! The final step is to add some peppery arugula for the perfect crunchy green addition. What are you waiting for?? Go turn on your oven and get chopping those peppers!Print
open faced ham sandwich with roasted peppers and mustard basil glaze
a warm and toasty open faced, under the broiler melty ham sandwich with roasted peppers and a drool worthy mustard and basil glaze will make all of your sandwich dreams come true!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 5-6 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 open faced sandwiches 1x
- Category: sandwich
- Method: oven
10–12 slices of fresh ham
6 pieces of bread or hard rolls
1 cup of white cheddar cheese – grated
1–2 cups of fresh arugula
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
12 leaves of freshly chopped basil ,separated
1–2 TB olive oil for sauteing the peppers
Mustard – Basil glaze:
4 TB grainy mustard
5–6 TB dijon mustard
1 TB fresh lemon juice
zest from 1 lemon
1 TB white balsamic vinegar
2–3 TB freshly chopped basil
1/2 cup mayonaise
Stir mustard basil glaze in a bowl and whisk until smooth – set aside
Cut peppers in long strips and saute on medium heat with olive oil and 1-2 TB freshly chopped basil
Turn oven on to broil
Grate white cheddar cheese – set aside
Place bread of choice on a sheet pan
Spread 1 layer of mustard glaze on bread/roll
Layer with ham slices and peppers
Top with grated white cheddar
Place sheet pan in oven under the broiler for a few minutes until cheese has melted and is bubbly
Remove from oven and place on serving platter with fresh arugula
Keywords: ham, peppers, mustard, white cheddar, basil