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Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties
Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties

This flavourful beer and cream-based dipping sauce is a #JustDelicious spicy companion to these classic grilled toasties!

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 25 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

 

Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties

 

200 g

Eskort Double Smoked Ham

8 slices

sourdough bread

250 ml (1 C)

white cheddar

250 ml (1 C)

mozzarella cheese

125 ml (½ C)

cream cheese

60 ml (¼ C)

Gorgonzola cheese

15 ml

thyme, chopped

2.5 ml (½ t)

salt

2.5 ml (½ t)

black pepper

60 ml (¼ C)

butter

Chilli & Beer Dipping Sauce

 

125 ml (½ C)

leeks, chopped

1

green chilli, chopped

15 ml (1 T)

olive oil

250 ml (1 C)

beer

250 ml (1 C)

cream

15 ml (1 T)

English hot mustard

2.5 ml (½ t)

salt

2.5 ml (½ t)

pepper

Method:

Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties

  • Brush melted butter on one side of each slice of bread.

  • Combine all cheeses, thyme, salt and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.

  • Spread a spoonful of cheese mix on the unbuttered side of four bread slices and cover with a slice of ham.

  • Repeat the previous step 3 times on each slice, then finish with the cheese mix on top.

  • Close the toastie with remaining four slices of bread, buttered side up.

  • In a frying pan over moderate heat, slowly fry the toasties until golden brown on both sides and the cheese has melted.

Chilli & Beer Sauce

  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and fry the leeks.

  • Slowly pour in beer and cook over high heat until almost completely reduced.

  • Adjust to moderate heat and stir in cream, mustard, salt and pepper.

  • Simmer until a thick sauce forms then remove from the heat.

Serving

  • Slice each toastie in half and serve with a side of chilli & beer dipping sauce.

Allergens

  • This recipe contains alcohol, sulphites, wheat (gluten) and dairy (lactose).

Substitutions

  • Sourdough Bread (gluten): Use gluten-free sourdough bread or any gluten-free loaf.

  • Mozzarella (lactose): Use vegan or dairy-free mozzarella.

  • Cheddar (lactose): Use cheddar-flavoured lactose free cheese.

  • Cream Cheese (lactose): Use dairy-free cream cheese.

  • Cream (lactose): Use coconut cream or non-dairy cream like Orley Whip.

  • Butter (lactose): Use ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil.

  • Beer (alcohol, gluten): Use non-alcoholic beer, gluten-free beer or chicken broth, if you wish to omit beer entirely.

  • Hot English Mustard (gluten, sulphites): Use 5ml (1 tsp) of mustard powder to replace 15ml (1 tbsp) prepared mustard.

  • Note: Aged cheddars and Gorgonzola contain trace amounts of lactose and are safe to consume in small quantities.

 
Recipe Meal Types: - Winter Warmers - Lunch Box - Lunch - Entertaining
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