From grilled ham and cheese sandwiches to ham and cheddar biscuit sandwiches, here are Food & Wine's best ham sandwich recipes.
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Grilled Ham-and-Cheese Sandwiches with Tapenade
To make a gooey grilled cheese sandwich, you need a good melting cheese like Mahón; be sure to choose a young semi-soft variety rather than a hard aged one. Meaty lomo, a newly imported ham made from dry-cured pork loin accented with garlic and paprika, is definitely worth seeking out, though Serrano ham is a very acceptable substitute.
Dive into the delectable sandwich with a fork and knife or pick it up with your hands, providing there are plenty of napkins close by. Chef Jesse Cool likes to tuck the maple apples in with the ham and cheese, but the fruit can be served on the side, along with a spicy mustard or horseradish sauce.