Main content

Anglo-French Toastie

My mate Alan Carr is not the best cook in the world, but even he managed to make this epic, cheese-fuelled delight without too much trouble. The trick to a brilliant toastie is to use amazing ingredients, and that old classic: a toastie machine. These quantities serve one, but feel free to up them if you want to feed a friend too.


  • 2 slices of white bread, around 1cm thick

  • unsalted butter

  • 15g Comte cheese

  • 15g Westcombe or artisan Cheddar cheese

  • 2 slices of roasted ham

  • ½ a tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 small nice eating apple

  • a handful of mixed salad leaves such as frisse, watercress, rocket


  • 1.

    Lightly butter the slices of bread, then place buttered-side down on a chopping board. Slice and lay the cheeses over one piece of bread, top with the ham then place the second piece of bread on top, buttered-side up.

  • 2.

    Place into a preheated toastie maker, clamp the lid down and toast for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, add the vinegar and oil to a clean jam jar with a little pinch of salt and pepper, pop the lid on and shake to combine.

  • 4.

    Cut the apple into matchsticks, removing the core, then toss with the salad leaves and dressing.

  • 5.

    Serve the golden toastie with the fresh salad on the side, and tuck in.

» Metric Converter


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings