While making breakfast last weekend, I found some left-over mozzarella cheese at our freezer (yes, I keep my cheeses there because they’re easier to grate when frozen) and with the remaining slices of black pepper ham bought from Earle’s Delicatessen, I made these open-faced ham and cheese sandwiches using wheat rolls as base.
The full-flavored mozzarella cheese gave this classic sandwich recipe a lovely twist. Add to that the aromatic flavor of thyme and you have a gourmet sandwich in a jiffy.
To prepare, slice some wheat rolls into 2 (you can also use french bread) and arrange in a plate. Put 2-3 slices of the black pepper ham on each bread and top with chunks of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with dried thyme leaves. Bake in an oven toaster for about 5 minutes, or until the mozzarella melts. Serve (and eat) while still hot!
You can also use pepperoni ham for a more kid-friendly taste. It will definitely remind them of their favorite pizza, minus the sweet sauce though.
Do try it and enjoy a gourmet-type ham and cheese sandwich, anytime!