Monday, April 6, 2009

Hammin’ it up

So Easter is just right around the corner. But instead of giving you a recipe to make for your Sunday afternoon lunch, I thought I would give you a recipe to use with all of those leftovers…that is, if you eat ham on Easter and if you actually have leftovers.

The following recipe is easy and seriously the best sandwich ever. You can use this recipe at Thanksgiving and Christmas too with both ham and turkey and it is equally as delicious.

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  • Red pepper jelly
  • Cream cheese – either the whipped or the regular stuff, just make sure the regular stuff is at room temp.
  • Pepper Jack Cheese slices
  • Ham
  • Pineapple slices – completely optional because it tastes just as good without it
  • Bread
  • 2 eggs
  • Louisiana Hot Sauce


  1. Gently beat the two eggs in a shallow dish. Southwest Sammie 003
  2. Add a couple of dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce to the eggs (remember a lot goes a long way)Southwest Sammie 006 and then stir it until well mixed. Set aside.
  3. Next, it’s time to start building your sandwich. Take two pieces of bread.Southwest Sammie 009
  4. On one slice of bread, spread the cream cheese.Southwest Sammie 011
  5. On the other slice spread the pepper jelly.Southwest Sammie 012
  6. Next add the Pepper Jack Cheese.Southwest Sammie 013
  7. Then add the ham.Southwest Sammie 016
  8. Then top it off with a pineapple (again, this part is optional because it really does taste just as good without it).Southwest Sammie 017
  9. Now that your sandwich is built,Southwest Sammie 018 preheat your flat skillet over medium high heat.
  10. Grab your egg/hot sauce mixture and like you would do with French Toast, dip your sandwich coating both sides.Southwest Sammie 019
  11. Place your sandwich on skilletSouthwest Sammie 020 and cook on both sides until lightly browned. Southwest Sammie 022  And there you have it. A very yummy sandwich made from your Easter leftovers.Southwest Sammie 023 I made this at my parents house omitting the pineapple and adding turkey along with the ham at Christmas and they all begged for it again the next day. It really is that good


Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Yummy! May I come over to your house for dinner sometime!! You have the best ideas.

Melinda said...

You are welcome anytime you'd like. Just give me a heads up and I will have something special prepared : )

Dawn said...

OMG!!! That looks like something I would totally love!!

I'm going to copy that right off you!!

I don't know yet what we are doing for Easter, but I know I better be having HAM! LOL!

I may copy this if you don't mind and put it in my FB notes for everyone. I'll wait to hear from you to see if it's okay! I'll give you all the credit. =)

Melinda said...

Dawn - you go right ahead and copy all you want. Hope you like it!

Heidi said...

wow! THAT looks delicious! And now, I think I know what I'll make for dinner! heh!!

Anonymous said...

This really looks delicious and I will definitely give it a try without the pineapple!!!

Sally's World said...

yum, we tried it, its great, but we preffered it with no pineapple..thanks...

Sally's World said...

p.s. although i totally took the credit lol!!!

Melinda said...

Sally, I can't believe you already made it! So glad you liked it. I am actually really fond of it w/o the pineapple too.

roy/elisabeth dean said...

YUM! My hubby would LOVE that! I would eat it with or without the pineapple. I have to make this one SOON! Thanks~

Stacey said...

Melinda, you are too smart and domestic for your own good...without friends like you I would be lost, and my family would be hungry!!!! :) :) I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!

theArthurClan said...

I'm a food wimp so I'm not sure for me...but my husband would LOVE this one. I'll have to share the recipe with him for sure!

Debbie said...

In this economy, who doesn't eat leftovers! Thanks for the recipe.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Lynnette Labelle

Life with Kaishon said...

You are really super duper amazing. These pictures are amazing. These recipes are amazing. I was just thinking about how cool you are when I was in the car pick up line today. I don't know why I was thinking about you, but I was. That sounds a little scary, but don't worry, I am NOT a stalker : ). I promise to make these : )!

Michelle said...

Looks good. I have already copied that recipe from dawn..she stole it from you!!! lol

Becca said...

Wow this sounds delicious! :-)

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

This looks so yummy. I am going to save some ham just so I can make these. And since I am the only one in my house that will eat it, I really won't have to save much ham.

Keri said...

Yummy, the sandwhich looks delicious!