Wondering what to do with all those leftover Easter eggs and ham? Make an Easter Sandwich!
Easter Sandwich: Move over Thanksgiving, now Easter has It's own Sandwich
When most people think of post-holiday sandwiches, turkey, stuffing & cranberry sauce come to mind. While this now iconic sandwich is certainly delightful, I beg to say, Easter leftovers can make for a worthy rival ... introducing the Easter sandwich.
After Easter dinner, many families are left with an overwhelming bounty of colorful boiled eggs, and a large quantity of remaining ham. Here, I've teamed these two common leftovers with asparagus ( baked asparagus or grilled asparagus), which plentiful this time of year, and served it up on a freshly grilled Ciabatta, with Swiss cheese and a Buttermilk, Horseradish and mustard sauce. The combination would work for any mealtime.
I chose Ciabatta bread to use in this recipe. It crisps up so nicely with a quick grilling. Conveniently, it is also exactly the right size for Swiss cheese slices.
Making An Easter Sandwich: Leftover Easter Eggs and Ham have Never Been so Delicious!
The Easter sandwich makes use of those leftover Easter eggs and ham along with seasonal asparagus and is topped with a delicious Buttermilk-Horseradish Mustard Sauce. The best part is it's prepared outside on the grill so you can enjoy the nice spring weather. Full recipe below.
Ciabatta bread crisps up on the grill, while the asparagus finishes cooking.
Buttermilk Horseradish Mustard sauce is quickly whisked up while bread & asparagus are on grill.
Warm the leftover ham, melt the cheese & crisp the inside of the bread on the grill
Top with sliced leftover Easter eggs. There are always plenty of those around after the holiday.
Place asparagus spears on top, in alternating directions. Generously douse with the Buttermilk, Horseradish and Mustard sauce. You now have yourself an Easter Sandwich!
Serve some Mustard Dill Oven Fries, Kettle Chips , Dill Pickle Pasta Salad or Southern Potato Salad on the side!
- Ciabatta bread
- ¼-1/2 ounce thinly sliced ham.
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
- 2 hard boiled eggs sliced
- 6-8 cooked asparagus spears preferably grilled or roasted
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbs. buttermilk
- 2 tbs. horseradish
- 1 ½ tbs. old fashioned whole grain Dijon mustard
- Preheat grill to low/med.
- Place Ciabatta loaf on grill, and flip after about 5 minutes. Grill another 5 minutes. If you don't have precooked asparagus, grill it on the other side (marinate in olive oil & balsamic).
- While the bread is grilling, whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, horseradish and grain mustard to make your dressing.
- Slice bread horizontally. Place ham, then Swiss on one side.
- Grill both pieces. The empty side will grill inside down, to crisp up.
- Once the ham is warm and cheese is melted, top with sliced eggs, then asparagus.
- Serve with dressing on side, so it can be applied during the meal.
That looks so delish! I love asparagus but have never tried it on a sandwich!
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
That looks delicious--and great minds certainly think alike! I came *SO* close to do a sandwich, but opted for a breakfast casserole instead! 🙂 We used almost the same ingredients!! 🙂
Chelsea @ Someday I'll Learn says
This is awesome! I never know what to do with all those leftover hard boiled eggs. Thanks for the tip!
Yummy sandwich!! I wish I could have a bite...
Beth Larrabee says
This sounds so good! I'm going to have to try to make it!
Whitney at It's Gravy, Baby! says
I am totally going to make sure I have all the ingredients to make this and hope there are leftovers at Easter. The top photo sucked me in and made my mouth water!
Beeb Ashcroft says
Mmmm, what a tasty idea, I love it!
hairstyles for girls says
This looks awesome! I would have never thought to put these ingredients on a sandwich.
Cindy Orley says
you are making me hungry! That looks AMAZING!
What a great idea! My kids and husband would go crazy for this!
I so wish I could have this right now! It looks and sounds amazing!
Nicole @ Some Call It Natural says
Asparagus is my fave veggie and I would have never thought to put it on a sandwich! This looks so YUM!
that sandwich looks so freakin good! Shar Cibiatta rolls are a very good gluten free choice for this.
That looks really yummy. I am waiting for the fresh local asparagus to start showing up!
Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
That sandwich looks awesome! I really liked the bread I tried a few days ago by Ecce Panis.
Jen-Eighty MPH Mom says
Oh yum...these look amazing. I am so hungry right now, and you are not helping 🙂
I am totally going to make this - and what a great idea doing it on the grill!
Cat Davis says
That looks great! I've never even thought to put boiled eggs on a sandwich, I usually just devour them whole.