Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This individual plate of tea sandwiches was served during our recent Queen's Tea. The Domino Ham & Cheese Sandwich is a fun addition to a sandwich plate with its many layers of cheese, ham, and assorted breads. This one looks like a lot of work, but is relatively easy to make.
Domino Ham & Cheese Sandwich
1 cup minced ham
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. dill pickle relish
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
4 slices thin-sliced whole wheat bread
4 slices thin-sliced white bread
3 slices Swiss Cheese OR Pepper Jack Cheese*
Prepare the ham salad by combining the ham, mayonnaise, and pickle relish. Mix well, set aside.
Spread the softened butter evenly on each bread slice. Spread the ham salad on one slice of white bread; top with a slice of wheat bread, butter down. Butter the top of the wheat bread, and place 1 cheese slice on top of wheat bread. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients to form a tall stack. Wrap sandwich in waxed paper; put under a weight, and chill.
Before serving, remove crusts from all edges. Cut sandwich into 3 rectangles; cut each rectangle into four thin fingers. Yield: 1 dozen domino sandwiches
*I prefer the Pepper Jack, it's not too hot because of the combination of the other ingredients
Note: Any bread slice that comes in contact with the cheese slice needs to be buttered, it acts as the 'glue' that holds the bread and cheese together. Without this 'glue', the sandwich will not stay together.