Try Capri Cafaro's delicious Land of Lincoln Horseshoe Sandwich

Try Capri Cafaro's delicious Land of Lincoln Horseshoe Sandwich

"We are in a time rife with division. It is in times like these when it is most important to remember what can bring us together. I have always believed a good meal or a sweet treat can warm all of our hearts and remind us of the kindness and community spirit that makes us Americans—that is why I embarked on assembling the stories and recipes that make up United We Eat." -Capri Cafaro

Lincoln Horseshoe Sandwich

Sweet Potato Fries
1 sweet potato
2 tablespoons corn starch, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Swiss Cheese Sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

2 slices bread of your choice
2 slices thick-cut baked ham

  1. Wash sweet potato. Dry and cut into even strips.
  2. Soak in cold water for 30 minutes. After potatoes are soaked, drain and dry, then preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Dust potato pieces with one tablespoon corn starch.
  4. Spread out coated potato pieces on a lightly greased or lined baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle with vegetable oil.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, turning occasionally to evenly brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  7. As fries are baking, make Swiss cheese sauce. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat.
  8. Whisk remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch into melted butter until smooth.
  9. Raise heat to medium, then gradually whisk in milk. Stir constantly until mixture is thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
  10. Add shredded Swiss cheese, slowly stirring until cheese melts, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. To build the sandwich, toast bread and place on a large plate.
  12. Place ham on bread, cover with sweet potato
  13. fries, and smother with cheese sauce.
  14. Serve open-faced.
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