Made myself a cheese and ham toasted sandwich for lunch. I took two slices of sourdough bread and I lightly buttered one slice, to which I added some grated cheddar. I added a slice of Spanish Serrano ham.
In previous versions of my toasted sandwich I have used Gouda cheese and Emmental cheese as well. I used cheddar this time, as that was all we had in the fridge.
I put my frying pan on a low to medium heat. I added some sunflower oil, I placed the sandwich in the frying pan, then put a lid on the pan.
The plan is that you melt the cheese before the sandwich finishes browning on both sides. When I first tried to do this, I had a lovely crust on the bread, but the cheese hadn’t melted. I found a lower cooking heat and a lid, would melt the cheese and you would have a lovely crust.