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Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onion – best toastie ever!

Posted on April 28, 2016 by in cheese

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Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwich – for us it is Sunday night’s treat. I kid you not, we eat toasted sandwiches most Sunday nights, well maybe not when there is Leftover Leg of Lamb Sandwiches.

Toasted Ham Cheese sandwiches can be with just plain old cheese and plain old ham and to me it would be absolutely perfect. You can however take your Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwiches up to another league.

toasted ham cheese

For my Toasted Ham Sandwiches, I usually prefer strong white cheddar, but this time I wanted to indulge in the smoky, mouldy taste of the new Fairview Chèvre Roue. It is a mild 100% goats milk cheese. Covered in ash & a white bloomy dusting and is at this stage only available on the farm. With this gorgeous cheese, I thought a sweet smoky Gypsy Ham will be perfect and just to round this flavor bomb off, caramelized onions seemed like the perfect accompaniment.

Oh my gosh, my Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwich was out of this world. That oozing cheese will be hard to beat, so I’m afraid I will have to be very hungry to settle for just cheddar cheese.

toasted ham cheese

Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions

serves 2


2 large onions – cut into thin slices

15 ml olive oil

salt and pepper

20 ml sugar

a few sprigs fresh thyme

45 ml Olyfberg balsamic vinegar

4 slices sourdough bread – buttered on one side

1 Fairview Chèvre Roue

4 slices Gypsy Ham

butter for toasting

fresh rocket for serving


Heat a pan and add the olive oil. Add the slices onions and saute with the salt, pepper and thyme until the onions are soft and light brown in color. Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar and keep stirring until the onions are a rich red color and slightly sticky. Place two of the slices bread on your work service, buttered sides up. Cut the cheese in slices and pack on both slices. Place two slices of ham on each slice of bread. Top with caramelized onions. place the other slices of bread on top, buttered side up.

Place the sandwich in a sandwich maker or panini machine and toast to golden perfection. Serve with fresh rocket and have serviettes ready for the oozing cheese.

toasted ham cheese

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6 Responses to “Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onion – best toastie ever!”

  1. nokkie du toit 28 April 2016 at 7:27 pm #

    dankie dit lyk fantasties, wat is sourdoughbread

    • nerinatimm 5 May 2016 at 1:15 pm #

      ‘n Lekker stewige brood, ciabatta kan werk!

  2. Joyce 29 April 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    Hi Nina !! Have you perhaps have an applecrumble recipe where you smear caramel condensed milk on the crust. Ty’s so much. Enjoy your day

    • nerinatimm 5 May 2016 at 1:16 pm #

      No my dear, I will keep looking, but I don’t think I have ever heard of it!

  3. nadia@maisontravers 29 April 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    My mouth is watering just looking at that picture!

    • nerinatimm 5 May 2016 at 1:14 pm #

      Thank you, give it a try!

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