Pitta pocket toasties

Pitta pocket toasties


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About this recipe: Here's an updated version of the classic ham and cheese sandwich - Toast or grill a few pittas with Gruyère and ham to whip up a quick lunch for the kids.

Jan Cutler

Serves: 4 

  • 4 large, oval pitta breads
  • 100g sliced Gruyère cheese
  • 100g dry-cure or honey-roast ham
  • chutney or relish

Prep:6min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:11min 

  1. Warm 4 large, oval pitta breads, preferably wholemeal, under a medium grill for 1 minute on each side, or in a toaster for 20 seconds (just to make the pittas easier to open – take care not to toast them). Cut each in half widthways and open up each half to make a pocket. Thinly spread inside with softened butter or sunflower margarine, if you like.
  2. Divide 100g sliced Gruyère cheese and 100g dry-cure or honey-roast ham (fat trimmed) among the pitta breads and add 1 tsp chutney or relish to each. (Make sure that the cheese and ham are tucked inside the pocket or they may catch and burn.)
  3. Grill the pitta breads for 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until the pitta is lightly toasted. Alternatively, pop inside a toasting bag and heat in the toaster.

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Buttered the inside of the pita bread, filled the pocket with the cheese and ham, toasted in the oven, and then topped with the chutney. Quick & tasty lunch today! - 18 Feb 2015

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