Not your typical ham sandwich

Tonight’s dinner was Monte Cristo sandwiches which are as regionally unique as potato salad. I made mine open-faced with french toast (yes, that bread), ham and cheddar cheese, broiled and served with maple syrup. I’ve never made them before, and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten them before.

The recipe is a winner.

Any other suggestions for leftover ham?

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7 thoughts on “Not your typical ham sandwich

  1. I'm looking for some leftover ham recipes too! This one looks good.

  2. Yum, yum, yum! Ate these under the pseudonyms “croque monsieur” and “croque madame” when in Paris years ago. I have never attempted recreation. I may pull out the gluten free bread and see if I can't whip up something tasty!
    Another great ham idea is breakfast strata

  3. Oh, yum. I've had these in restaurants but hadn't thought to make them here with that leftover ham. Thanx for the great idea! 🙂

  4. Two ideas: 1. Ham salad, which can be made all sorts of ways with mustard as well as mayonnaise, etc. 2. A similar sandwich to what Michelle made. We make them open-faced on
    English muffins with Swiss cheese, sometimes with bacon in addition to the ham, and put under broiler just to melt the cheese.

    Another one – mix ham in with macaroni & cheese.

    Oh, yes. Make the slices thicker than for sandwiches, sprinkle with brown sugar or other desired spice or herb, heat in the microwave or under the broiler & serve as the main protein part of dinner.

  5. Mmm, Monte Cristo sandwiches are a favorite around here, sans syrup (I confess, I am not that brave). I like making quiche with ham – good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner around here.

  6. Ham Potato Cassarole:
    *5 pounds red potatoes, quartered
    *1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
    *1/2 cup butter
    *1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
    *2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
    *1/4 cup chopped green onion
    *2 cups cooked, chopped ham
    *salt and pepper to taste
    *1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese flavored bread crumbs
    *1/4 cup melted butter

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
    Place potatoes in a large pot of water, and bring to a boil. Boil until slightly tender, about 12 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
    Mix sour cream, butter, cream of chicken soup, Cheddar cheese, green onions, ham, salt and pepper with the potatoes. Spread mixture in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, and drizzle with butter.
    Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Serves 12.

    **As an added twist, you can add shredded bacon and another layer of cheese the last 15 minutes of baking. SO YUMMY!**

  7. Thanks for the ham potato casserole recipe. My husband and I lOVED it. Kids wouldn't eat it – they are not casserole lovers, but the grownups thought it was a winner.

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