Grilled Ham & Cheese - Our Late Night Caribbean Treat

On our first visit to Saint Lucia, we had one night where we couldn't sleep so we ventured down to the resort's late night beach grill.  We didn't want much, just a snack, but nothing junky. The wonderful chef said he knew just what to make us. A few moments later, he presented us with two grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.

A very simple combination, but one we had never thought of. They were wonderful! Now, we try our best to get one every time we go back to the Caribbean -the have the best bread there - and we make them at home for a quick lunch or a reminder of our vacation.

Here's how you make them (makes two):

6-8 slices of deli-sliced smoked ham
4 slices of cheese (cheddar and Swiss work well)
4 slices of bread

Preheat your skillet on medium-high. Cook all slices of ham in a single layer. Butter both sides of all bread slices. Remove ham once lightly browned and sizzling. Brown two slices of bread (or all four if you have a large enough skillet). Flip once the butter on the visible side looks melted. Set a slice of cheese on each bread slice and half the ham on one side. Once cheese is partially melted, take the side without ham and flip it onto the other side. Press lightly to seal. Serve. Repeat for second sandwich if needed.

Simple, quick, and very good!

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