Makes 3 bento servings.
6 slices firm, thinly sliced close-textured white bread,
such as Pepperidge Farm
3 tablespoons sweet butter, softened
3 thin slices honey-cured ham
1/4 pound sliced Gruyere cheese, white cheddar,
Swiss, or other medium-firm cheese
To assemble the sandwiches, butter both sides of each slice of bread. Then lay the ham and cheese on one slice and cover with a second slice of bread. Trim the crusts off the sides of the sandwiches.
Heat a sauté pan over medium-low heat, then fry the sandwiches until the cheese starts to melt and the sandwiches are golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. You may need to add more butter to the pan.
Remove the sandwiches to paper towels to drain, let them cool for 1 minute, then cut into quarters diagonally and serve 3 quarters each per serving.
Simple Menus For The Bento Box
By Ellen Greaves & Wayne Nish
William Morrow & Company, Inc.
Recipes Reprinted by permission.
Alternative: "New" Old-Fashioned Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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