For some, this sandwich can be just too rich, but for me it's close to perfect. We make it as often as we allow ourselves in my house, and the cheese sauce is the key to the yumminess!
It has many steps and is easiest with three-four people helping out, but one well organized person can make it by themselves. I got this recipe from Fran Gillette's cookbook, "Romancing the West".
French Fries (I make homemade ones in the oven. Recipe below; for easier step just make a batch of frozen ones)
Cheese Sauce (Recipe also below)
Bread, toasted (1 per person)
Ham Steak, fried (1 per person)
Hamburger patty, grilled (1 per person)
Take everything, stack one on top of the other, and enjoy!
Everyone layers their on sandwich in different orders, but this is the way I do it:
Toast. Ham. Hamburger patty. Cheese sauce. Fries. More cheese sauce.
Oven French Fries:
Peel as many potatoes as you need and slice into French fry shapes. Put in a large freezer bag and pour olive oil over them. Sprinkle with your choice of seasonings. I use salt, pepper, garlic, and onion. Zip baggy and shake until well blended with oil and seasonings. Pour onto a cookie sheet and bake at 450* for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup chicken broth
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. ground mustard
1 tsp. pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
6 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Melt butter in the bottle of pot. Add chicken broth. Add egg yolks. Warm. Add Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a slight boil. Slowly add cheese until melted and well blended. Heat thoroughly.