Recipe: Baked Ham Sandwiches

April 2023


  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 2 cups evaporated milk or whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of cayenne pepper


Trim crusts from bread, and butter both sides well. Place 4 slices of bread in a buttered baking dish. Place a piece of ham on each piece and cover with cheese, then top with remaining bread slices.

Combine remaining ingredients and pour over bread. Refrigerate all day or overnight. When ready to bake, spoon sauce over bread again and bake at 300º F, uncovered, until sandwiches are bubbly and golden brown on top, about 1 hour. Makes 4 servings.

Note: These sandwiches are best made early in the morning or the day before to give time for the “custard” to soak into the bread. For a heartier sandwich, slices of tomato, avocado or bacon may be layered between the ham and cheese.