This Garlic Ham and Swiss Melt is amazing! Melts are an American classic. I’m sure you’ve had one before. A melt is any sandwich with cheese that is heated so the cheese melts. So, a grilled cheese is the most simple version of this sandwich.
There are literally hundreds of ways to make a melt. There’s so many different combinations of ingredients– different cheeses, a variety of meats or vegetables– we could develop melt recipes for the rest of our lives. And we definitely will be making more. But I thought I’d start with one of my personal favorite combos: ham and Swiss.
Ham and Swiss
Swiss cheese is probably my favorite cheese. It’s great on a sandwich; it’s got a delicious, salty, almost smoky flavor. And it melts really well, which is important for these types of sandwiches.
When you pair Swiss with some good, high quality, deli-sliced ham, well, there’s nothing better!
Let’s talk about ham for a minute. There are many brands and varieties of ham you can get. If I had to pick, I’d get some black forest ham from the deli– not the deli section. Actually have one of the nice workers slice it for you. It might be a little more expensive, but it’s worth it!
And of course, using Chef Shamy Garlic Butter just adds the perfect touch. This will be the best melt you’ve ever had!
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 2 T Chef Shamy Parmesan Basil Garlic Butter
- 4 slices ham
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- Spread Garlic Butter on one side of each slice of bread. Lay butter side down on a skillet or frying pan.
- Turn skillet to medium heat, then place two slices of cheese on each slice. Place the ham on one one the halves of the sandwich.
- Cook on medium heat, until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Then flip one slice on top of the other slice to make a sandwich.
- Serve immediately.