• ½ pound butter, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme, minced
  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 2 cups grated comte cheese
  • ½ pound jamon de paris, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a saute pan and add 2 Tablespoons of butter.
  2. When the butter has melted, stir in the onion and garlic, cook for 4-5 minutes and then stir in the thyme and tomato puree.
  3. Bring to a boil, turn off heat and use a whisk to stir in the remaining butter and set aside.
  4. Cut the bread in half lengthwise and remove the crumb.
  5. Spread the tomato sauce on each half, then add the ham and cover with cheese.
  6. Place on the grill to toast bread and melt the cheese.