Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ham and Cheese Sliders

My son is crazy about these baked ham and cheese sliders. He asks me to make them almost every week!

I can't blame him though, they are very tasty...all warm, with gooey melted Swiss cheese and tasty ham. And even though I'm not a huge mustard fan (expect on a hotdog), I love it in these little sandwiches.

These make a great lunch or quick dinner. They are also perfect for casual parties. In fact, the original recipe makes 24 sliders (the version below only makes for 6 sliders).


Ham and Cheese Sliders
6 good white dinner rolls or slider rolls
12 thin slices honey ham
6 small slices Swiss cheese
6 Tbsp mayonnaise

Poppy seed sauce
1/2 tsp poppyseeds
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/4 stick butter, melted
1 tsp finely minced onion
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Spread 1 Tbsp of mayonnaise onto both sides of the center of each roll. Place a 2 slices of ham and 1 slice of Swiss inside of each roll. Close rolls and place them into a large baking dish or heavy cookie sheet. Place very close together.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients. Pour evenly over all of the sandwiches. Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for 2 additional minutes. Serve warm.

** sandwiches can be assembled a day ahead and kept in the fridge ready to bake.

Source: Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything