Ham and cheese toasties with quick pickle

Toasties are awesome and our ham and cheese toasties with quick pickle is no exception, but it’s this quick pickle that transforms these ham toasties.  Our quick pickling process is super simple, and gives the radishes & red onion a gorgeous sweet and tangy flavour while still keeping their crisp texture and yes the colour is all NAT-U-RAL!

  • Prep Time

    10 Minutes
  • Cook Time

    6 Minutes
  • Makes

    2 Toasties


for the toasties

  • 4 slices of good quality sourdough bread
  • 150g sliced leg ham (Christmas leftovers are perfect)
  • 75g tasty cheddar or Swiss Cheese
  • 25g softened butter

for the pickle

  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and very finely sliced
  • 5 small radishes, very finely sliced
  • ½ cup white wine or cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar

to serve (optional)

  • 6 washed radishes

You'll Need

  • Multix Freezer bag
  • Multix Bake
  • Multix Foil


  1. Take a Multix Freezer bag, add the sliced onion and radish and the salt, massage it thoroughly.
  2. Allow to sit until the onion has released a little water. In a glass jar add the vinegar and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Drain the salted onion and radish and squeeze away as much of the water as you can.
  4. Transfer to the sugared vinegar. Stir well, put the lid on, refrigerate until your ready to serve (you can eat this straight away, but if you wait for about 1 hour the radishes and onion leech colour to each other turning the pickle a lovely shade of bright pinky red.

For the toasties

  1. Top 2 slices of bread with ham and cheese.
  2. Top with the remaining bread slices. Lightly butter both sides of each sandwich.
  3. Using either a sandwich toaster or a frying pan lined with bake (to avoid washing up) toast the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on both sides till golden and the cheese has melted. Serve with the pickles (drained) and a few radishes.

Tip: If you don’t have a sandwich toaster. Just line a large frying pan or griddle with Multix Bake, add the buttered toasties, top with more bake. Use a large flat piece of wood wrapped in Alfoil or even a clean flat Alfoil wrapped house brick to weight down the toasties as they cook. Perfect for that left over ham on the Christmas holidays.