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Ham-and-Swiss Sandwiches

Yield 6 servings
A fragrant, flavorful three-ingredient spread brings out the best in the ham on this sandwich. This recipe works best with day-old bread.


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon diced onion
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 12 (3/4-inch-thick) French bread slices
  • 6 (1-ounce) baked ham slices
  • 6 (1-ounce) Swiss cheese slices
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients; spread evenly on 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange ham and cheese on half of bread slices, and top with remaining bread slices. Place in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

  2. Stir together eggs and milk, and pour over sandwiches, turning to coat. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.

  3. Coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray, and brush with half of melted butter. Arrange sandwiches on baking sheet. Coat bottom of a second baking sheet with cooking spray, and brush with remaining melted butter. Place coated side down on top of sandwiches.

  4. Bake at 475° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.