Food Recipes French Ham and Cheese Sandwich 3.8 (97) Add your rating & review A mixture of chopped cornichons, butter, Dijon mustard, and fresh tarragon gives this ham and cheese sandwich a French twist. By Lindsay Maitland Hunt Lindsay Maitland Hunt Lindsay Maitland Hunt is a food writer, editor, and cookbook author. Highlights: * Joined Real Simple as an editorial assistant, rose to associate food editor, and eventually to a three month stint as food and entertaining editor * Freelance recipe developer and food writer * Recipe developer and food writer for BuzzFeed * Released two cookbooks: Healthyish (2018) and Help Yourself (2020) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 27, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Danny Kim Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts What makes this ham and cheese sandwich particularly French? Well, the baguette, for starters. Then there's the type of mustard and cheese used: Dijon and Gruyere. And finally, adding butter to the mixture of cornichons and mustard is a very French move. Generally, the butter is meant to keep the sandwich from getting soggy. For a slightly more decadent (but still French) take on the ham and cheese sandwich, try making an open-faced Croque Monsieur. Ingredients ⅓ cup finely chopped cornichons 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature ¼ cup Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon black pepper 8 ounces sliced deli ham 4 ounces Comté or Gruyère, sliced 1 large baguette, split Directions Combine the cornichons, butter, mustard, tarragon, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Spread the pickle mixture on the baguette. Top with the ham and cheese. Cut into 4 sandwiches. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 547 Calories 24g Fat 54g Carbs 28g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 547 % Daily Value * Total Fat 24g 31% Saturated Fat 14g 70% Cholesterol 83mg 28% Sodium 1711mg 74% Total Carbohydrate 54g 20% Total Sugars 4g Protein 28g Calcium 333mg 26% Iron 4mg 22% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.