Who doesn’t love ham and cheese? Here’s a great little mini-sandwich that’s great to make anytime, especially this time of year when we’re busy making LOTS and LOTS of food but still need something to munch on. I got this recipe from my sister’s MIL many years ago. Her MIL and FIL entertained extensively in their Mountain Brook home and you could always count on her for some great recipes.
Here’s the cast of characters you will need:
Pepperjack cheese (I usually use swiss but decided to give mine a little “kick” this time)
Small dinner rolls
1 stick butter
Melt the butter in the microwave
While the butter is melting, slice the rolls lengthwise like this…
Put the bottom half back in the pan and leave the top off
After your butter melts, add a squirt of mustard and a couple shakes of poppyseed. I never measure for this, just use your own judgment, but don’t overdo the mustard or poppyseeds. Mix well.
Then use a pastry brush to brush the bottom half of the rolls (the one in the pan). I couldn’t find my pastry brush so I just spooned it on and smeared it around. (You can tell I’m a real Paula Deen!)
Then slice the ham (and cheese) like so…
Layer the ham on the bottom half of the rolls
Then add the cheese
Now brush your butter mixture on the TOP part of the rolls
Then flip the top over on the bottom part
I had a little extra butter mixture so I just poured it on top. That’s it! You’re done. Bake in a 350 degree oven until the rolls are heated and the cheese melts.
Remove from oven and enjoy!
This would be great to serve Thanksgiving morning while the big turkey dinner is cooking. Add some fruit and you’re all set. We had ours Sunday night and they were finger lickin’ good!
You can also make these ahead of time and slip them back in the bag the rolls came in, twist tie them closed, and refrigerate overnight. Then you simply pop them in the oven and heat. Easy Peasy!
Just a little warning about poppyseeds…..they create a “false positive” for certain drugs so if you have to take a random drug test or fly an airplane (like my brother-in-law) don’t eat anything with poppyseeds. My research shows that even a small bagel with poppyseeds can create the false positive for up to 2 days!
Ya’ll have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving.