Horseshoe Sandwich

I saw this on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Sky's Food Network. There are many recipes for this on the internet and they all seem to be very similar. This uses gammon steak with the addition of grilled bacon. According to Wikipedia the horseshoe sandwich originated in Springfield, Illinois and it is suggested that it was likely first made by Steve Tomko at the Leland Hotel. A very tasty Diner style meal.


For 1 Continued...
Oven chips as required ¼ tspn cayenne pepper
2 rasher's of bacon - your choice 2 eggs
25 gm of butter 120 ml beer - your choice
75 gm mature cheddar cheese 1 tbspn oil
½ tspn worcestershire sauce 1 gammon steak - see picture
¼ tspn mustard powder 2 slices of bread - I use Hovis Granary
¼ tspn salt Paprika for garnish



  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, and fry the gammon steak for about 8 min, turning several times until fully cooked and browned, adding the grilled bacon for the last 3 min to reheat.
  2. Toast the bread.
  3. A few minutes before the gammon is cooked, return the melted cheese to a low heat and stir well, then increase the heat and gradually add the egg/beer mixture, stirring continuously until it thickens.


  1. Put the toast onto the serving plate and top with the cooked gammon steak. Add the grilled bacon and pour over some of the cheese sauce.
  2. Then cover with some chips and some more of the cheese sauce.
  3. Sprinkle over some paprika.


What to do with the remaining beer? - You have to ask?

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The main ingredients
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The finished meal

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