Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

I made this for lunch and I am telling you, it was SERIOUSLY delicious!  I loved the sweet tomatoes and caramelized onion on top of the toasted artisan bread topped with the salty ham and the creamy Swiss cheese.  The combination of flavors and textures was superb and definitely worth the time it took to make it.  I have a feeling I’ll be making this one again soon.

Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown.  Season with sea salt, to taste.  Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst.  Remove from heat.

Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread.  Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese.  Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.  Remove from the oven and serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 40 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Handful of grape tomatoes
2 thin slices of artisan bread
Mayonnaise, to taste
Dijon mustard, to taste
Ham, to taste
1 slice of Swiss cheese, cut in half

Directions:

Place the 2 teaspoons of oil into a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring often, for 20 minutes, or until caramelized and golden brown. Season with sea salt, to taste. Side Note: If the skillet gets dry, add a tablespoon of water or two. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.

While the oven is preheating, heat the same skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add the tomatoes and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and starting to burst. Remove from heat.

Spread the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on each piece of artisan bread. Layer the bread with the caramelized onions, tomatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese. Place on the baking sheet and place into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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17 Responses to “Ham, Swiss, Caramelized Onion, and Sautéed Tomato Open Faced Sandwich”

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    The Duo Dishes — September 19, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    The olive oil mayo is a good touch. There are a lot of savory elements in this sammie, but the sweetness of the onions balances it all out.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 19, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    Open faced sandwiches are definitely the way to go! I love the combo of toppings here, and it makes for quick and easy weeknight meal!

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    Carmen Rosa — September 20, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    Yummmmm!!!! Delicious……

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    Kim in MD — September 20, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    This sandwich looks so delicious! I want to come to your house for lunch, Pam!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — September 20, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    It LOOKS SERIOUSLY delicious, that is for sure!!! YUM!!

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    Sues — September 20, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Sandwiches like these are my favorite things in the world! Love the caramelized onions and melty cheese!

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    Julie — September 20, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    All I can say is that this looks just heavenly…carmelized onions always make me happy :)

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    Marjie — September 20, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    I love open faced sandwiches. They seem like so much more of a meal! This one looks wonderful, dripping with melted cheese.

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    Blond Duck — September 20, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    I’ve been craving a good ham sandwich!

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    teresa — September 20, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    what a perfect lunch! this looks wonderful!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — September 20, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    I would love this for lunch. Ham and cheese are on of my favorites, the onions and the tomatoes make even better.

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    Katy's Eats — September 21, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    Whoo ! Fantastic !

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    Peggy Recker — September 21, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    This sounds very yummy.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 21, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    This looks droolworthy!

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    Lia — September 23, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Hi Pam,
    What a delicious suggestion and mouthwatering recipe!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Homer Glen Inspections — September 25, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    This sounds so yummy and delicious! And full of flavor!!!

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