Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pinterest All Star - Ham & Cheese Sliders

Cold ham and cheese sandwiches, borrrrrrrr-riiiiiiiiing. Warm ham and cheese sliders with a delicious onion mustard spread -A REV-A-LATION! First, excuse the picture this was before I placed them in the oven, and then I forgot to take a picture after I took them out. I know, a total FAIL on my part, but any picture is better than no picture. I've made these a couple of times and I really liked them. But seriously, with gooey cheese, tangy mustard, salty butter, and soft sweet onions, what's not to love about these?!?! And the best part is they come together pretty fast once the onion spread is done, which you can make ahead of time so it's ready when you are. My only complaint is they can be a little messy on the hands. Not from the cheese as you might suspect, but from the spread. Since you top the sandwiches with it, it gets all over your hands, which I didn't care for; however, they are worth getting messy over.

There are a couple of versions of this floating around Pinterest, but this is the version I like the best, mostly because it calls for mass assembly, meaning you construct all the sandwiches at once versus assembling each individually, which totally saves time.

A couple of words of advice:
  • Don't get overzealous with the cheese. It will take longer to melt and, dare I say, be in jeopardy of being too cheesy. I know, blasphemous. There can never be too much cheese; however, in this situation that just may be the case.
  • When cutting be very, very, very gentle, otherwise your little sliders will look like they got run over by a steam roller.
Other than that, these are worth a try. So go forth onto the world and try them!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

1 package of 12 Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
1 small onion minced
1 stick of butter
3 Tbspns Dijon mustard
2 tspns Worcestershire sauce
3 tspns poppy seeds (I finally broke down and bought them)
1/2 lb shaved ham
8 slices Swiss cheese (I would just do one even layer and call it a day)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Melt butter in a small skillet and add onions. Combine mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds into onions and butter. Simmer for several minutes.
2. Slice rolls as a group length wise and place bottoms in an aluminum foil lined 13" x 9" pan.
3. Spread 3/4 of onion mixture on roll bottoms, followed by the ham and cheese slices.
4. Top with the roll tops. Spread the remaining onion mixture over the top. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to bake.
5. Bake covered with foil for 20 minutes.
6. Cool slightly, then cut along the bun lines. Serve warm.

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jessy said...

Ham and Cheese sandwiches are boring! I've seen these around on pinterest- now that I've got your seal of approval I will have to give them a try!

Claudia said...

Do, I really liked them. But don't over cheese, trust me!

Windi said...

I just found your blog (with the help of pinterest of course). This looks amazing. Do you think it would work if I put the onlion stuff on the inside of the sandwhich? BTW - I have read some of your past posts and I have to say your husband is HILARIOUS!! LOL.

Claudia (The Blog I Never Wanted) said...

OMG Windi! Ryan is goIng to be all over your comment! He cracks me up. He refers to the comment section as his "comment blog!" As for the sandwiches, I think you could forgo topping them with the mixture since the majority of it is in the sandwiches. Thanks for reading my humble little blog, and stay tuned, more All Stars to come :)

Ryan Jones said...

Windi, Thanks for the shout out!! You have inspired me to bring my comment blog back from the dead.

With regards to the mini sandwiches: I have never had them since both times Claudia made them I was full from eating something else. I have to say my fancy eating habits have been well documented. Some notables include Quaker Oaks for breakfast (see prior comment blog post), cheerios, and my infamous shitwich consisting of turkey, cheese, mustard, and mayo (named such because Claudia insists on making me sandwiches every now and then that have flavor of epic proportions). So as you can see I cannot wait to try these little bite size sandwiches since they make my mouth water every time I look at the picture.

Claudia (The Blog I Never Wanted) said...

Welcome back my dear husband aka my #1 blog fan, aka the only fan this blog ha for years. We missed y

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