Grilled Smithfield Ham and Swiss Sandwiches
© Antonis Achilleos

Grilled Smithfield Ham and Swiss Sandwiches



  1. 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  2. 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  3. 2 tablespoons honey
  4. 8 slices white sandwich bread, crust removed
  5. 1/2 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  6. 1/4 pound Smithfield ham, very thinly sliced
  7. 1/3 cup drained sauerkraut
  8. 10 pepperoncini (pickled peppers), thinly sliced
  9. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. In a small skillet, toast the caraway seeds over moderate heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes; let cool. In a small bowl, mix the mustard with the honey and caraway seeds.
  2. Spread the caraway mustard on 4 slices of bread. Top with the cheese, ham, sauerkraut and pepperoncini, then close the sandwiches.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the sandwiches, cover and cook, turning once, until golden and the cheese is melted, about 6 minutes. Cut each sandwich in half and serve hot with the remaining caraway mustard on the side.