6 ounces thinly sliced Virginia baked ham 3 ounces thinly sliced natural Swiss cheese 1 (6- or 8-inch) hoagie or sub-style sandwich roll 4 thin tomato slices shredded lettuce sandwich sauce or Thousand Island salad dressing 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Butter the inside of the sandwich roll, both top and bottom, and lightly brown on the griddle. Remove bread from griddle. On the bottom of the sandwich roll arrange (in order) ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato. Spread the top of the roll with sandwich sauce and place on top of the assembled sandwich.
Place sandwich on griddle (bottom down) and weight with a heavy metal pan lid. Grill sandwich until the cheese melts. Cut in half, garnish with a dill pickle spear and serve with potato chips or hand-cut french fries.
I used Durkee's sauce instead of dressing. Delicious. Do yourself a favor and make two because after you finish one you'll wish you had a second sandwich.
Jul 28, 2013
Never been to a Big Boy but this is a great ham and cheese sandwich!
Jan 20, 2011
I love the Slim Jim sandwich made at the Elias Brothers Big Boys in Michigan and since moving to the south have been looking for a copy cat recipe of the sandwich. This recipe was right on, with one exception. I grill the ham for a minute to heat the ham as they do in the restaurant back home. The sauce for the Elias Brothers is an easy tarter sauce recipe, using Mayo, pickle relish and chopped onions. This sandwich was perfect and needed no adjustments.
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