About 20 years ago there was a cooking show on TV Saturday morning...and for the life of me I cannot think of the hosts name - but she frequently had on an Amish lady from Pennsylvania...and I loved her - she looked just what you would think an Amish lady would look like - and her recipes were spot on delicious. Everything she made, I made, and we lapped it up! On one episode she made Pennsylvania Dutch Sandwiches with chopped ham and sauerkraut and a few other ingredients - and I thought they were great....but the children turned their noses up the instant they spotted the sauerkraut. Over the years I made her sandwiches several times, the mister quite liked them, but recently he decided that sauerkraut didn't like him, if you get my meaning....so a sauerkraut substitute had to be found...
Enter artichoke hearts! Yes! They work! But I couldn't continue to call them Pennsylvania Dutch Sandwiches since they were now just a tasty facsimile...so I had to rename them. When thinking of an appropriate name for these delicious sandwiches, I was reminded of another delicious sandwich from The Pioneer Woman, her Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich ...and I thought to myself...I should name this sandwich after the mister! So I did...Caveman Ham and Cheese! I know, you won't get the same visual that the Marlboro Man paints riding his stallion, shirtless, (I like to think he's shirtless) on the open range...but then again, how often do you get to conjure up an image of a caveman? Think total neanderthal...chest-beating, club swinging...but he does love this sandwich!
Now before you go thinking that I'm "dissing" the mister...you should know that he CANNOT be dissed! Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Well, the mister gives his consent to NO ONE....therefore he never feels inferior or dissed....oh, I should also point out that while he does have my blog address he does not read it....I think it's because he truly cannot read....but I could be wrong...
Caveman Ham and Cheese Dutch Sandwiches - Pots and Pins
8 oz. grated Swiss cheese
10 oz. sliced ham, chopped into small pieces
13.75 oz. can Quartered Artichoke Hearts, drained and cut into small pieces
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon Caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 good sandwich buns
Mix all ingredients together. Heap the mixture onto one side of a sandwich bun, butter the other side. Place under the broiler until the buttered side is toasted and the cheese on top of the sandwich has melted (it does not need to be heated through.) (I did not add parsley to the sandwiches pictured here, I went to the parsley pantry and the pantry was bare! But I normally do.)