( SERVES 2 )
This traditional French sandwich is becoming popular in cafés here. The recipe — based on one from Lassa — uses the award-winning Zany Zeus Crème Fraîche rather than a béchamel sauce. Wangapeka Tui is a gruyère-style cheese.
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of crème fraîche on each slice of bread. Top 2 slices with a ½ cup of the grated cheese, ham, another ½ cup of grated cheese and the remaining bread. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Place the sandwiches on a baking tray. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until the bread begins to crisp and the cheese melts. Grill quickly to brown the cheese. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.