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Switchman Sandwiches

I re-created my favorite dish from a unique restaurant in Ramona, California, that was housed in the original town telephone office, complete with the memorabilia. All their dishes were named after old telephone lingo. This open-face sandwich is versatile and flavorful, with great visual appeal. —Joyce Hrin, Surprise, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices dark rye bread
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 pound sliced deli turkey
  • 1/4 pound sliced deli ham
  • 4 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  • Spread bread slices with mayonnaise. Layer two slices with turkey, ham, mushrooms, tomato, sprouts and cheese. Top with remaining bread.
  • Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 414 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1726mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 35g protein.
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