Pork and a Pickle Sandwich


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. Split each loaf of bread in half widthwise; open halves and spread one side with mustard, one side with mayonnaise. Lay a slice of Swiss cheese on the bottom half, add 2 slices ham, 3 strips bacon and 5 pickle spear slices, season with black pepper to taste; top with remaining slice of Swiss cheese. Close sandwich and press firmly down on bread, flattening it slightly.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy skillet or griddle over medium heat, add sandwiches to skillet, top with an additional heavy skillet or sandwich press to weight sandwiches down. Grill 5 minutes on one side, flip sandwich, returning heavy skillet or press, and grill 5-7 minutes more, until bread is a golden color and cheese is melting. Serve immediately with additional kosher dill pickle spears.