Cast Iron

Ham, Cheddar and Marmalade Toasties

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July 24, 2012
Author Notes

There’s nothing much better than a good grilled cheese sandwich (or toastie as they’re called across the pond) and a cold pint. The variations are endless, but here’s a favorite of mine that’s cheesy, salty, sweet and tangy and quintessentially British. —EmilyC

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 2 slices good quality ham, such as Black Forest
  • 3 oz sharp English cheddar, sliced
  • 1 to 2 T orange marmalade
  • thinly sliced dill pickles or cornichons
  • 2 T softened butter
  • 4 slices of sandwich bread (I like hearty whole-grain or sourdough)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Heat cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  2. Spread bread slices with a very thin layer of butter and marmalade. Top two of the slices with ham, cheddar, and sliced pickles. Place the remaining bread on top and spread the outside with butter. Place in skillet buttered-side down and butter the other side. Cook on one side until cheese is partially melted and bread is browned, then flip and continue cooking until cheese is thoroughly melted and sandwich is golden and toasty.
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EmilyC

Recipe by: EmilyC

I'm a home cook. I love salads. Two things you'll always find in my refrigerator are lemons and butter, and in my pantry good quality chocolate and the makings for chocolate chip cookies.