Inside-Out Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwiches

The best way to improve on a great grilled cheese is to sprinkle some cheese on the outside of the bread. It creates a super-crisp, cheesy crust.

  • Servings: 4

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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 slices of bakery Pullman bread
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese, preferably Gruy√®re
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • Dill pickle slices (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves

How to make this recipe

  1. Butter each slice of bread and sprinkle with Parmigiano, pressing to help it adhere. Invert the slices onto a work surface, cheese side down. Top 4 of the slices with the Swiss cheese, ham and pickles. Mix the mustard and preserves and spread on the remaining 4 slices of bread. Close the sandwiches and griddle over moderate heat, turning, until golden, crisp on the outside and melted inside, about 3 minutes. Cut in half and serve right away.

Suggested Pairing

Ripe, spicy Malbec.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published September 2013

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