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Crunchy Ham and Cheese Recipe

Crunchy Ham and Cheese Recipe

Crushed potato chips put the crunch in this appetizing variation on ham and cheese. “Serve this layered sandwich with a bowl of soup, and you’ll have one of the best comfort-food meals of your life,” assures Karen Wolf of Niles, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices process American cheese
  • 2 slices deli ham (1 ounce each)
  • 1/2 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup crushed ridged potato chips


  • 1. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Spread mustard over the unbuttered side of two slices; layer each with one slice of cheese, ham, tomato, remaining cheese and remaining bread, buttered side up.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and onion powder. Place potato chips in another bowl. Dip each sandwich into egg mixture, then coat with potato chips.
  • 3. In a large nonstick skillet or griddle coated with cooking spray, toast sandwiches for 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 476 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 1,404 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Reviews for Crunchy Ham and Cheese

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2008

"Best Grilled Cheese I've ever had! Definitely worth trying. I'll be making this again, just gotta find the right soup for it."

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