Waffled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

Sandwiches can be cooked 4 hours ahead and cooled completely, then kept, wrapped in plastic wrap, at room temperature. Reheat in 1 layer on a baking sheet in a preheated 350 degree F oven until heated through, about 6 minutes, before cutting into triangles.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 17 min
  • Prep: 2 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 32 triangles
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1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

16 slices firm white sandwich bread

8 thin slices boiled ham (1/4 pound)

8 thin slices Swiss cheese (1/4 pound)

Special equipment: a large square or rectangular electric waffle iron (not a Belgian waffle iron)


  1. Preheat waffle iron on high until just beginning to smoke. Reduce heat to moderate and brush generously with some butter.
  2. Spread butter on 1 side of 8 bread slices and turn slices over. Top 4 slices with 1 slice ham and 1 slice cheese, folding in any overhang, then top with remaining 4 buttered bread slices, buttered sides up. Cook sandwiches in batches (number of batches will depend on size of your waffle maker) until bread is golden and crisp, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Assemble and cook 4 more sandwiches in same manner.
  4. Just before serving, cut each sandwich into 4 triangles.