Boxing Day toastie: glazed ham, mustard, grilled pineapple + cheddar

Boxing Day toastie: glazed ham, mustard, grilled pineapple + cheddar

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Chefs Eat Toasties Too
Makes
4
Photographer
Brendan Homan

Get out of bed, take painkillers, crack open a beer, get the cricket on, make these, have some wines, go back to bed.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 pineapple slices, 1 cm thick, peeled and cored
50g icing sugar
120g unsalted butter, softened
4 tablespoons dijon mustard
16 slices glazed ham
160g montgomery cheddar, grated
salt flakes
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Place a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Dust both sides of the pineapple slices with the icing sugar. Cook the slices of pineapple in the pan for a couple of minutes on each side to caramelise them until golden brown. Remove from the heat and set aside. Clean the pan for the sandwiches.
  2. Butter four slices of bread and turn them over. Build the sandwiches, butter side down, on four squares of baking paper for ease of movement. Spread 1 tablespoon of mustard on the bread and add the slices of ham. Evenly distribute half the cheddar on the four slices, then add a pineapple slice. Season with salt and pepper and top with the remaining slice of bread. Butter the top side of the sandwich.
  3. Divide the remaining cheese into four equal-sized portions. Push half a quantity of cheese into the top slice of bread and repeat with the remaining cheese on both sides of each sandwich. This will create a crunchy cheddar crust on each slice.
  4. Heat the pan over medium heat for 1 minute before cooking the sandwiches, two at a time, for 3–4 minutes on each side. Serve once you have a golden and toasted cheddar crust.

Pro tips

  • Ham and pineapple belong together – don’t let those up-themselves mates of yours tell you otherwise. The cheddar crust is a revelation – get it into your life.
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