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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

COOKING WITH CLORIS -- GRILLED HAM AND CHEESE

For the last two weeks Cloris has shared some of her comfort food recipes that are perfect for cold winter days. Today, another. -- AP

GRILLED HAM AND CHEESE
(makes 4 sandwiches)

Ingredients:
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey mustard
8 slices multi-grain whole wheat bread
12 slices ham
4 thick slices mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup fresh spinach
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Cook the onion in olive oil until the onion carmelizes (about 10 minutes.)

Spread mustard over each slice of bread. Place 3 slices of ham on each of four slices of bread. Divide the onions into four portions. Place one portion on top of each sandwich. Divide the spinach into four portions and place a portion on each sandwich. Cover each with a slice of cheese, then the remaining four slices of bread.

Spread half the butter on top of each of the sandwiches.  Place in hot frying pan or griddle, butter side down and cook until bread browns. Spread remaining butter on top slice of bread, then flip and continue cooking until cheese melts and second slice of bread browns.

What a great idea for Saturday lunch! I’d add a cup of tomato soup. What about you? 
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1 comment:

Jane R said...

When I lived in a dorm my favorite lunch was chili with a toasted cheese sandwich. Over the years I've added all sorts of cheese and ingredients to my sandwiches but have never thought of spinach. It sounds delicious and will definitely have to try it! Thanks for the recipe.