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Ham and vintage cheddar sandwiches with peach relish

Leftover ham is the ideal stand-by for unexpected guests. Homemade peach relish, great cheddar and the freshest rye bread make these sandwiches much more than reassigned leftovers. Micro-cress makes a tasty and pretty garnish; wild rocket also works well.

You'll need

300 gm (1 cup) mayonnaise Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon, or to taste 1 garlic clove, minced 10 thin slices rye bread 10 thick slices each leg ham and vintage cheddar To serve: micro-chard or micro-cress (optional)   Peach relish 125 ml (½ cup) red wine vinegar 2 tbsp raw caster sugar ½ small Spanish onion, thinly sliced 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 small red chilli, finely chopped 3 peaches, cut into thin wedges


  • 01
  • For peach relish, stir all ingredients except peaches and 60ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, season to taste and bring to the simmer. Add peaches, stir occasionally until just tender (5-6 minutes), then transfer to a jar and refrigerate until chilled. Relish can be made up to a week ahead and will keep in the refrigerator.
  • 02
  • Combine mayonnaise, lemon rind and juice, and garlic in a bowl, season to taste and refrigerate until required.
  • 03
  • Spread rye bread with lemon-garlic mayonnaise, then layer with ham and cheddar. Top with a spoonful of peach relish, season to taste and serve scattered with micro-chard or cress.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people

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Dec 2013

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