|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|9 min.||24 min.||33 min.|
|1||Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).|
Grate the cheese, preferably cheddar.
|2||Fry 2 slices ham, cut in half, in 1 teaspoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Allow it to colour slightly on both sides.|
|3||Using the same pan, without cleaning it, pour in 300 ml beer and bring to the boil.|
|4||Turn down the heat and add the cheese.|
|5||Stir gently but constantly until the cheese melts and mixes with the beer. Pepper.|
|6||Take a small oven-proof dish and place 1/2 a slice of ham in the bottom, then a slice of toasted bread on top...|
|7||...then the other half of the ham.|
|8||Pour the melted cheese over and bake (or put under the grill) to brown the top lightly.|
Serve piping hot.