On Sunday nights, I don't cook. Not because I don't like cooking, you know I love it, but it's usually a day that I take off since I am in the kitchen every other day of the week.
We either snack all day long, or have cereal or sandwiches or leftovers.
But there are Sunday nights that I feel like getting into the kitchen and making something quick and easy.
Last night was one of those, I wanted a quick meal, but equally yummy, and that's when I remembered a simple, yet delicious dish that I hadn't made in a couple years.
It is quite popular in Brazil and even Portugal, and the best part is that the variations are endless, but this is the most common way I make it. Also, it is easily adapted to cater to a big crowd, or just 2 or 3 people.
Sanduiche de Forno - Oven Sandwich
Ham, Cheese of your choice - I also added some leftover mini pepperoni that I had in the fridge
Optional: You can add sliced onion and even olives along with the tomato slices
In a baking dish, put a little bit of the pizza sauce. Just enough to cover the bottom. Next cut off remove the bread crusts, and then place a layer of the slices over the sauce, covering the whole dish.
Now you're going to start layering the ingredients, starting by spreading a good slather of mayonnaise on the bread. Next sprinkle on some shredded cheese of your choice, sprinkle some oregano, then a layer of ham, layer of sliced cheese, spread on some more pizza sauce.
Do another layer of bread, mayo, shredded cheese, ham, sliced cheese and pizza sauce.
To finish off, another layer of bread, then a final layer of mayonnaise, some more shredded cheese, then top with sliced tomato and sprinkle some more oregano.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.