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Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

I made this for lunch and I am telling you, it was SERIOUSLY delicious!  I loved the sweet tomatoes and caramelized onion on top of the toasted artisan bread topped with the salty ham and the creamy Swiss cheese.  The combination of flavors and textures was superb and definitely worth the time it took to make it.  I have a feeling I’ll be making this one again soon.

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown.  Season with sea salt, to taste.  Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst.  Remove from heat.

Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread.  Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese.  Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.  Remove from the oven and serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

 

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Handful of grape tomatoes
  • 2 thin slices of artisan bread
  • Mayonnaise to taste
  • Dijon mustard to taste
  • Ham to taste
  • 1 slice of Swiss cheese cut in half

Instructions

  • Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown. Season with sea salt, to taste. Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  • While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst. Remove from heat.
  • Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread. Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese. Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.
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17 Comments

  1. The olive oil mayo is a good touch. There are a lot of savory elements in this sammie, but the sweetness of the onions balances it all out.

  2. Open faced sandwiches are definitely the way to go! I love the combo of toppings here, and it makes for quick and easy weeknight meal!

  3. Kim in MD says:

    This sandwich looks so delicious! I want to come to your house for lunch, Pam!

  4. Sandwiches like these are my favorite things in the world! Love the caramelized onions and melty cheese!

  5. All I can say is that this looks just heavenly…carmelized onions always make me happy 🙂

  6. I love open faced sandwiches. They seem like so much more of a meal! This one looks wonderful, dripping with melted cheese.

  7. Hi Pam,
    What a delicious suggestion and mouthwatering recipe!
    Cheers,
    Lia.