Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties with Chilli & Beer Dipping Sauce

Prep Time

15min

Cook Time

10min

Total Time

25min

Serves

4

Ingredients

  • Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties
  • 200g Eskort Double Smoked Ham
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 250ml (1 cup) white cheddar
  • 250ml (1 cup) mozzarella
  • 125ml (½ cup) cream cheese
  • 60ml (¼ cup) Gorgonzola
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) thyme, chopped
  • 5ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 5ml (½ tsp) black pepper
  • 60ml (¼ cup) butter, melted
  • Chilli & Beer Dipping Sauce
  • 125ml (½ cup) leeks, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 250ml (1 cup) beer
  • 250ml (1 cup) cream
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) hot English mustard
  • 5ml (½ tsp) salt
  • 5ml (½ tsp) pepper
  • Allergens
  • This recipe contains alcohol, sulphites, wheat (gluten) and dairy (lactose).
  • Substitutions
  • Sourdough Bread (gluten): Use gluten-free sourdough bread or any gluten-free loaf.
  • Mozzarella (lactose): Use vegan or dairy-free mozzarella.
  • Cheddar (lactose): Use cheddar-flavoured lactose free cheese.
  • Cream Cheese (lactose): Use dairy-free cream cheese.
  • Cream (lactose): Use coconut cream or non-dairy cream like Orley Whip.
  • Butter (lactose): Use ghee (clarified butter) or coconut oil.
  • Beer (alcohol, gluten): Use non-alcoholic beer, gluten-free beer or chicken broth, if you wish to omit beer entirely.
  • Hot English Mustard (gluten, sulphites): Use 5ml (1 tsp) of mustard powder to replace 15ml (1 tbsp) prepared mustard.
  • Note: Aged cheddars and Gorgonzola contain trace amounts of lactose and are safe to consume in small quantities.

Method

  • Grilled Ham & Cheese Toasties
  • Brush melted butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Combine all cheeses, thyme, salt and black pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  • Spread a spoonful of cheese mix on the unbuttered side of four bread slices and cover with a slice of ham.
  • Repeat the previous step 3 times on each slice then finish with the cheese mix on top.
  • Close the toastie with remaining four slices of bread, buttered side up.
  • In a frying pan over moderate heat, slowly fry the toasties until golden brown on both sides and the cheese has melted.
  • Chilli & Beer Sauce
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over a high heat and fry the leeks.
  • Slowly pour in beer and cook over high heat until almost completely reduced.
  • Adjust to moderate heat and stir in cream, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Allow to simmer until a thick sauce forms then remove from the heat.

Serve

Slice each toastie in half and serve with a side of chilli & beer dipping sauce.