Here’s what I used:


  1. - Leftover Pork Roast with Tart Cherries, sliced thinly

  2. - Deli Ham, sliced thinly

  3. - Leftover sauce from Pork Roast with Tart Cherries

  4. - Shredded Swiss Cheese  (or your favorite cheese)

  5. - Mayonnaise

  6. - Butter, softened

  7. - Bread, sliced thinly

  8. - Olive oil


Here’s what I did:


Begin by making the cheese, mayonnaise and sauce combination.  In a small bowl, mix desired amount of mayonnaise, cheese and leftover tart cherry sauce.  I actually included a couple of the remaining cherries.  Stir to combine.


Butter one side of each of the two pieces of bread per sandwich.  This is the side of the bread that will actually touch the skillet.


On the other side of each piece of bread - (this is the “inside” of the sandwich, the part that holds the meat in place) spread some of the mayonnaise/cheese/cherry mixture.  Then take slices of pork and layer them on top of the mayo/cheese/cherry mixture and then layer a slice or two of the deli ham - and top with remaining pork (or other deli meats of choice).  Lay the second piece of bread on top of the meats (mayo/cheese/cherry sauce side touching the meats) and press firmly to help “glue” it all together.


In a non-stick skillet (with a lid if possible - or use a heat-safe plate, etc.), melt about 1 Tablespoon of butter with about 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.  Melt over medium (or medium-low heat).  Once the butter has finished foaming, lay the sandwich in the skillet (buttered bread side down).  Press gently with a heat-safe spatula and place a lid on the skillet. 


I cooked my sandwiches for about 3 minutes on each side.  The lid is key, the lower heat is key - and so are all the steps - be sure to see why at the post “Secrets To The Best Grilled Cheese Ever”


Once the sandwiches were golden and cheesy - I removed to a cutting board to rest (also important).  And then ... after a few good minutes had passed ... it was time ... well, it would have been time to eat ... but we decided to wrap the sandwiches in foil and take to the pool!  Which worked out very well because we tested heating the sandwiches (still in their foil) on the grill ... it was a delicious pool side meal with Eric!  ENJOY - make your leftovers special!!