Camp Quality’s South Australian Chef Ambassador, Penfolds Magill Estate’s Scott Huggins has prepared for us THE ULTIMATE Father’s Day recipe. This is no ordinary cheese and ham sandwich, but is the cheesiest, fanciest, most delicious take on the classic Dad loves. As a father of SIX kids, Scott knows how to make Father's day special.
This recipe serves 1 (so multiply for however many people are in your family).
There are two components of this recipe. The delicious Béchamel sauce, and the sandwich itself.
2 slices thick cut white bread
100g ham off the bone from the deli or small goods
50g slice sharp cheddar cheese
Small drizzle of honey
20g plain flour
30 g butter
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
50g smoked cheese
1 tsp Australian mustard
First make the Béchamel Sauce
1. In small saucepan on medium heat, place butter and flour and stir with whisk until melted together
2. Add milk and stir until thick
3. Add cheese, mustard and Worcestershire sauce
4. Stir until cheese has melted all the way through
Once the sauce is ready, start the sandwich
1. Butter both sides of each bread slice
2. Smear one slice with a little honey and place ham and cheddar on top
3. Sandwich with the second slice of bread
4. Heat a non-stick pan, and put your sandwich in. Grill slowly on low-medium on both sides
5. Once the sandwich is golden brown on both sides, take out of the pan and put in a safe dish. Cover the top with the Béchamel Sauce
6. Place under grill and cook until blonde
7. Put on a nice plate and serve with Dad's favourite coffee!
Scott’s Father’s Day Breakfast tips
If any of your tasty cheese falls out of the sandwich and into the pan, don't worry! You will get some lovely crispy cheese textures and flavours
Top your toasted sandwich with a fried egg if Dad wants a big breakfast
Cook with Dad, not for Dad. Father’s Day is just as much for the kids to celebrate their Dads. Get in the kitchen with the kids and make some fun memories while cooking together as a family