being from the south, football goes hand-in-hand with weekends in the fall. luckily, being within driving distance of my alma mater, we are able to tailgate and go to a few games per season. other weekends, we stay and host parties or go to friend’s houses. either way, i have a recipe for you that will be perfect for your game day weekend (recipe to follow).
ingredients (makes 24 sandwiches):
-2 packages of Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
-1 vidalia onion thinly chopped
-2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
-2 tablespoons spicy mustard
-2 tablespoons worcheshire sauce
-1 pound thinly sliced honey maple ham (recommended: Boar’s Head)
-1 pound of sliced white american cheese (recommended: Boar’s Head)
pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
melt the butter in saucepan. add onions, poppy seeds, mustard, and worcheshire sauce and whisk together. do not cut the rolls individually-slice all 12 rolls together and lay halves side by side. take the butter mixture and paint it on each side of the rolls–make sure to get enough to soak into the bread on each half. layer the slices of cheese on bottom half of the sliced rolls, then layer the sliced ham (about 2-3 layers), then repeat cheese layer on top of ham. carefully, place the top half of rolls on top–repeat for other 12 rolls.
wrap each set of sandwiches well with aluminum foil. place them in the over for 30 minutes or until cheese has melted throughout. cut individual sandwiches and serve.