4 January, 2016
Ham and Cheese Sliders with a Sweet Poppy Seed Sauce
Preeeeesenting: The Sandwich, Revamped!
The boyfriend’s mama and I made these for the family, and boy, were they a hit! Easy to make, quick to bake, fun to eat, and more filling than you’d expect, these little lovelies are great for a quick “fun dinner,” a game day finger food, or a party snack. Best of all, they are sure to please even those of your friends and family who aren’t normally sandwich lovers. They may be a little messy, but they’re worth it, for sure (and you can eat them with a fork, if you really want to).
How easy to make are these little sandwiches? The boyfriend is, like, 99% confident he could make these just as well as I did. Now that is easy. Here’s how you do it:
1 pack Hawaiian Rolls
1/2 lb cheese (I used Swiss)
1/2 lb deli ham (I used low-sodium)
1 jar sliced banana peppers (optional)
~3 tbsp mayonnaise
6 tbsp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease or line with parchment paper a 9 x 9 baking pan. If they aren’t already, cut the sheet of rolls in half horizontally, so you are left with a sheet of tops and a sheet of bottoms. Place the sheet of bottoms in the baking pan and spread the mayonnaise evenly over them. Layer on the ham and the cheese, followed by the peppers, if you choose to use them. Place the sheet of roll-tops on and set the pan aside.
In a small bowl, melt the butter and mix in the brown sugar, mustard, poppy seeds, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the mixture on top of the rolls and spread it around with a pastry brush, if you have one. Place the baking pan in the oven for 15 minutes.
Serve with potato or macaroni salad for a picnic dinner or serve alongside plenty of napkins for a party or tailgate. Most importantly of all, enjoy the recipe and share it with friends!