Scandinavian Open-Face "Dilly" Sandwich

 Serves 4

Ingredients

4 tablespoons sweet or hamburger pickle relish

4 thin slices rye bread

12 slices boiled ham (about 1 pound)

4 slices Jarlsberg cheese

4 sliced-lengthwise-for-sandwiches dill pickles

Instructions

Spread relish on each slice of bread. Top with three slices of ham and one slice of cheese. Cut pickles lengthwise, into four strips, but not cutting through end. Put pickles on top of each sandwich, fanning "slices." Serve.

Tip: Substitute sweet gherkins, baby dills or pickled pepper rings for sliced-lengthwise-for-sandwiches dill pickles.