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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

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I actually posted this recipe before. However, it was in the very early days of the blog when I had just a handful of readers (most of them related to me). The pictures in that post are awful and because this is one of favorite meals/party foods, they deserved a new post.

In all the times I've made these, or someone I've passed the recipe along to has made them, I've never had someone say they don't like them. I've had ham haters tell me they like them. I've had mustard haters tell me they like them. Something about these converts even the pickiest eaters!
The best thing about these is that they can be made ahead of time. This most recent batch I made on dollar rolls (feel free to use whatever size roll you prefer)...I prepared 48 of them and stuck about half of them in the freezer, wrapped in their foil. When we want to eat them, I pull out a few and just throw them in a warm oven. Those that you make and bake right away will keep, cooked and still wrapped in their foil, for a few days in the fridge. Unwrap them and zap for a few minutes in the microwave to reheat!
These would be a great food option for your Superbowl party!
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Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

-Rolls (small to medium sized)
-Sliced deli ham (I've also used leftover baked ham sliced as thinly as possible)
-sliced Muenster cheese (can substitute swiss if you'd like!)
-1 stick butter, softened
-1 tsp dried mustard
-1 1/2 tsp poppyseeds

1. In a small bowl, mix butter with dried mustard and poppyseeds until well-combined.
2. Slice each roll in half. Spread a generous amount of butter mixture on one half of the roll. Top with ham and cheese.
3. Wrap individual rolls in aluminum foil, making sure to wrap completely.
4. Bake sandwiches at 350F for 20-30 minutes, until cheese is melted (sandwiches can be placed directly on oven rack). Remove sandwiches and allow to cool for 5 minutes before unwrapping and serving.