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    Big Boy® Slim Jim Sandwich

    Source of Recipe


    Recipe Introduction

    ”This sandwich was served by Big Boy Restaurants in the 1960s. It was a very popular alternative to the chain's burgers. It's essentially a hot ham and Swiss cheese but with a few twists.”

    List of Ingredients

    6 ounces of thinly sliced Virginia Baked Ham
    3 ounces of thinly sliced natural Swiss cheese
    8-inch hoagie or sub-style sandwich roll
    6 thin tomato slices
    shredded lettuce
    Thousand Island dressing
    1 Tablespoon butter or margarine, softened


    1. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Butter the inside of the sandwich roll, both top and bottom, and lightly brown on the griddle. Remove bread from griddle once toasted.

    2. On the bottom of the sandwich roll arrange (in order) ham, cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Spread the top of the roll with Thousand Island dressing and place on top of the assembled sandwich.

    3. Place sandwich on griddle (bottom down) and weight with a heavy metal pan lid. Grill sandwich until the cheese melts. Then transfer to a cutting board. Cut in half, garnish with a dill pickle spear and serve with potato chips or French fries. Makes one sandwich.




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