• Ultimate three-cheese and gammon grilled sarmies

    Super-rich and cheesy, these indulgent sarmies with crispy ciabatta and savoury gammon are a mouthwatering treat.

    Ultimate three-cheese and gammon grilled sarmies

    By Claire Ferrandi Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 30 mins


    • 1 ciabatta loaf, sliced (you’ll need at least 8 slices)

    • 150g Gorgonzola, broken into chunks
    • 75g Parmesan/Grana Padano, grated
    • 110g white Cheddar, grated
    • 125g store-bought mayonnaise
    • small handful thyme leaves
    • 5ml (1 tsp) Dijon mustard
    • a few drops hickory liquid smoke, optional (find at woolworths.co.za)
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • softened butter, to spread
    • leftover gammon, thinly sliced (anywhere from 150 – 300g)



    Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Lay the ciabatta slices out on a baking tray and toast in the preheated oven, about 10 – 15 minutes, turning halfway through (you simply want crunchy, golden toasted ciabatta slices).


    While the ciabatta is toasting, make the cheesy filling by combining all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing to incorporate well. The cheese and mayo are fairly salty, so be careful not to add too much salt at this point.


    Remove the ciabatta toast from the oven, spread each slice generously with the softened butter, remove ½ of the toasted slices from the tray and set aside until needed (you only need the bases of the sandwiches for now). Divide the cheese mixture among the toast bases and return them to the oven, about 5 minutes, until very melty and slightly golden. Top each melty piece with thinly sliced gammon, then top with another toasted ciabatta slice and serve immediately.

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