Friday, February 18, 2011

Comte Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you are a grilled cheese sandwich fan like me then you are going to fall in love with this version! My dad made this sandwich for me once and ever since a normal grilled cheese sandwich has never been good enough. He was kind enough to share the recipe with me so that I could share it with all of you!

What you need:

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
4-1⁄2"-thick slices sourdough bread
1-8-oz. piece comté cheese, sliced
1-1/2 lb. of deli ham, sliced for sandwiches
2-1tsp. Fig Jam

Spread butter evenly on one side of each slice of bread. Put the cheese on one slice of bread for each sandwich. Spread a thin layer of the fig jam on one slice of bread for each sandwich. Place one slice of ham on top of the cheese. Top each with the fig covered bread slices. Heat a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat.

Add sandwiches to skillet and cook, flipping once with a metal spatula, until golden brown and crusty on both sides, 18–20 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a cutting board and slice in half with a knife. Serve warm.

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