Ladies and gentlemen, it’s HOT outside. I love my kitchen as much as the next girl, but at the end of a sultry afternoon I come home and look at the stove and I just…can’t…do it. That’s when it is handy to have a nice pile of sandwich recipes in your back pocket. Recipes that involve dealing with only one large kitchen appliance, and that is the refrigerator.
If you can find it under all the magnets and pieces of paper.
Take the following out of your fridge: thin sliced ham. Really good Brie cheese (I am in love with a brie-like cheese called D’Affinios. If you can find it, give it a try…it will ruin all varieties of Brie for you for the rest of your life, but it will be worth it.) Back to the fridge: you also need a nice crisp Granny Smith apple, some good bread (I used ciabatta bread for our sandwiches)…and here’s the kicker. The secret ingredient. The thing that elevates this ham sandwich above all other ham sandwiches…
I’m always a little fearful of chutney, to be perfectly honest. I’m just suspicious of all those sweet and sharp bits and pieces of things all lurking together there in the same jar, and you are never really sure about what all of them are, but in this case I don’t care, because it just WORKS. I used the Stonewall Kitchen variety of mango chutney and that may have had something to do with it, because everything they make is pretty much perfection. But do whatever you need to do chutney-wise.
So tonight for dinner, just say no to the stove, and hello to ham sandwiches.
- Thinly sliced ham
- Sliced Brie cheese
- Thinly sliced Granny Smith apple
- Mango chutney (or the chutney of your choice)
- Sliced bread
- Spread mango chutney on bread slices. Layer ham, cheese and apple on bread, top with second piece of bread, and enjoy!
Hi there! I’m Kate, and I’m a recipe writer, food photographer and devoted bacon lover. I started Framed Cooks in 2009, and my mission is to create and share family-friendly recipes that make cooking both easy and fun…yes, I said FUN! My kitchen is my happy place, and I want yours to be that place too. Let’s cook together!