Having these ham and cheese sliders in front of me is dangerous.
I want to eat them all! I’m totally obsessed with them. They preoccupy my thoughts, my feelings, my desires. Since I made them I keep thinking about them unceasingly. Does that qualify as obsessed? Ya. I know. I’ve got it bad.
I made a couple pan fulls of these when I was alone at home thinking the family would be home soon to snarf them down. I was working away and wanted some lunch. It was 2:00 and I hadn’t eaten. I came up with this shazam of an idea and out birthed these sliders. Beings I don’t eat meat, I will admit that I removed the ham from a couple of sliders so I could have “cheese” sliders. And I’m telling you what…I fell in love with the flavor. So I snuck another, and then another; carefully removing the ham so I could indulge in the cheese and sauce. I finally covered them and put them away. I just had to stop eating them.
Brother Chef came home shortly after and ate a couple and really loved them. His suggestion is that next time I chop the onions even smaller so they aren’t as chunky. So I put in the instructions to mince or grate them. I think it was a good suggestion.
Then Sister Chef brought some guy and girl friends over. Next thing I heard was a guy saying “Dang girl, these are awesome.” Then I heard some pushing and shoving as some of the guys were vying for the last sandwiches. Poor Mr. Chef didn’t get to taste any. Sniff, sniff. Guess I’ll just have to make some more. It won’t be too hard to twist my arm.
I figured they must’ve been good when a couple of days later I gave a few of these boys a ride home and one of them asked “What do you call those sandwiches you made the other night?” I told him. “Dang, they were good. What was in them?” I told him. “Can you make you them again some time for us?” LOL. Of course!
They were a hit! So glad.
- 1 package of 12 sweet rolls, such as King's Hawaiian rolls. Potato or yeast rolls can also be used.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 medium onion, finely minced or grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons brown spicy mustard or Dijon
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1/2 pound shaved ham
- 3 cups Swiss or mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with foil.
- In a small skillet on medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and garlic and saute until onions are tender.
- Stir in salt, pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and poppy seeds. Turn heat down to low and simmer for 2-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Slice rolls as a whole in half and place the bottom part of the rolls in the prepared baking dish.
- Spread 2/3 onion mixture to the bottom half of rolls. Layer with ham and cheese. Cover with roll tops and drizzle any remaining onion mixture over the top.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.