If you haven’t jumped on the hot honey bandwagon, you definitely should. This salty ham sandwich gets catapulted to the next level with a drizzle of Mike’s hot honey. Don’t worry if you aren’t into super spicy foods, this hot honey and ham sandwich only has a mild bite. If you are looking for a charcuterie board in sandwich form, give this recipe a try.
For most sandwiches, make sure you pick a good cheese. For this one, I choose smoked Gouda. The subtle smokey flavor really adds to this sandwich. You can use any melty cheese for this sandwich, but I would suggest one with some smoke. I used a good sourdough bread and some thinly sliced ham. And don’t forget some greens. My favorite is arugula, because it adds a nice peppery bite.
Start by melting butter on the griddle or pan. Then set your bread in the butter. That way you get a nice crust on the whole piece of bread. Be generous with your butter. This is not the time to save on calories! Top your bread with cheese, then ham. Use a bowl to “dome” the sandwich, so the bottom gets crispy and the cheese gets melty. Once the cheese is melty, flip the top piece of bread onto the sandwich and remove from the grill.
Now it’s time to dress the sandwich. Remove the top piece of bread and add your greens. Top those greens with a drizzle of hot honey and replace the top piece of bread.
Slice that sandwich like you see fit, and devour!
Hot Honey and Ham Sandwich
- Griddle or pan
- 6 Slices deli ham
- 1-2 Slices smoked Gouda
- 2 Slices sour dough
- butter for cooking
- greens for garnish
- hot honey for garnish
- melt butter in the pan or griddle. Once it’s melted, lay the bread in the butter. Add cheese to one piece bread, and ham on top of the cheese. Dome the sandwich with a bowl, so the cheese gets melty. Once the bread is crispy and the cheese is melty, remove from the heat and top with your greens and hot honey. Slice as desired and enjoy!Note: If your bread is done before the cheese gets melty, you can toss the sandwich in the microwave for 10 seconds or so to get the cheese to melt.