Butter or margarine
Deli ham (or other lunch meat)
Italian bread crumbs
Eggs (1 or 2)
Milk (1 or 2 Tbsp)
Green pepper (optional)
Spaghetti sauce, for dipping
- Turn on your oven to 425 degrees. Put a chunk of butter or margarine in the bottom of a 9x13 (or larger) baking dish, and put it in the oven as it’s pre-heating so the butter can melt. Use enough butter to lightly coat the bottom of the dish.
- While your butter is melting, take the bread and slice it to desired thickness.
- Mix some bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a dish.
- Beat the eggs and milk in another dish.
- Optional: Saute some onion and green pepper to add.
- Dip one side of one piece of bread in the milk mixture.
- Coat it well in the crumb mixture.
- Set it in the pan, making sure it gets coated with some of the melted butter.
- Add a slice of cheese.
- Add desired amount of lunch meat.
- Add the sauteed veggies (optional).
- Top it off with another slice of cheese and another slice of bread coated in bread crumbs and melted butter.
- Put the assembled sandwiches in the oven for about 5-8 minutes on each side, or until the cheese melts and the bread gets toasted.
- If desired, broil them on high for 1-2 minutes at the very end to get a nice brown crispy finish on the bread.
- Serve with warm spaghetti sauce in individual dishes for dipping.
Notes: We had this over two years ago, but I remember liking it a lot. If I had posted this recipe when we first had it, instead of leaving the photo forgotten in a folder, I'm sure we would have made it again. See source for step by step photos.
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