Ham and Cheese Sliders
When I was planning Alana’s first birthday party I was looking for something that would be easy to eat and something that everyone would enjoy. When I saw these sandwiches I was brought back to my childhood because my Mom always made ham and cheese sandwiches wrapped in foil and baked in the oven. Those are delicious, but wrapping that many sandwiches individually in foil just wasn’t feasible for a birthday party. I loved how these were baked on a baking sheet wrapped in foil. The addition of the special sauce was delicious and added a little something to this old classic. Everyone who ate these sandwiches enjoyed them. My husband enjoyed them so much he asked that I make them for his lunches. Which by the way works out fabulously. Whip up some of these on a Sunday and store them in the fridge for the week. When you’re ready to eat just wrap in a paper towel and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Delicious!
Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
For the sandwiches:
12 sandwich rolls (or 24 slider rolls)
24-36 slices honey ham
12 slices Swiss cheese (or 24 if using slider rolls)
For the sauce:
1½ tbsp. yellow mustard
8 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tbsp. finely minced onion (or 2 tsp. dried minced onion)
½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Poppy seeds, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Split the sandwich rolls and spread the insides lightly with mayonnaise. Place 2-3 slices of ham to on each slider bun, and top with a slice of Swiss cheese. Replace the top bun to assemble the sandwiches. Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet.
To make the sauce, combine all ingredients except the poppy seeds in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle the sauce over the tops of the slider buns. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove the foil and bake 2 minutes longer. Serve warm.
Source: adapted from Annie’s Eats