Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich


  •  2 slices white bread
  •  About 2 tablespoons (1 oz) unsalted butter or clarified butter, at room temperature or melted
  •  dijon-style mustard
  •  2 thin slices cooked ham
  •  1/4 cup grated or 2 thin slices Gruyère cheese
  •  Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Place both slices of bread on your work surface. Spread some of the butter on top of each slice of bread, then spread the mustard on top of the butter. Pile the ham and cheese on a slice of bread, season with salt and pepper to taste, and then top with the other bread slice, mustard-side down.

Melt the remaining butter in a skillet  over medium or medium-high heat. Gently place the sandwich in the skillet and let it cook, flipping once, until crisp and golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Grab your sptula , flip it onto a plate, and prepare for your day to get exponentially better. Originally published