I got this from HTH newsletter.
Open-faced Italian Bread Sandwiches
1 loaf Italian bread sliced lengthwise
1 lb. deli ham, shaved (or any other meat you choose)
1/2 lb. Provolone or other cheese, sliced
Spread mayo on the sliced bread and sprinkle with basil.
Lay ham evenly on the bread. Place single layer of cheese slices on top of the ham.
Place sandwiches on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-15 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Then broil for a few minutes (keeping a close eye on the sandwiches!) until the cheese begins to bubble & turn brown.
Remove from oven and cut into slices – a big pizza cutter works great for this.
*The variations of the recipe are endless. My grandson likes straight ham & cheese, so I usually make half of one of the slices this way. For the rest of us, I have included:
~ Sliced tomato
~ Sliced sweet onion
~ Sliced green pepper
~ Black olives