Friday, December 18, 2009

Ham and Swiss (or Provolone) Cheese Rolls

Yummy, and doesn't take too long, either.  My mother-in-law had given me the recipe a long time ago, using the tiny rolls.  Then recently, my sister-in-law made them at our house using regular dinner rolls.  =)
  • 12 rolls (of a 24-pack of dinner rolls) or tiny rolls in 2 tin pans
  • 8 slices of ham
  • 8 oz. package of cheese of your choice (I like Provolone)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 t. mustard
  • 1 T. poppy seeds
  • 1½ T. minced onion/onion flakes 
  • 2 t. Worcestershire sauce 
    ~Melt butter in microwavable bowl.  Add poppy seeds, minced onion, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
    ~Using a serrated knife, slice open all the rolls, placing the bottom halves in large pan.  Or slice whole top off the tiny rolls, leaving bottom halves in pans.
    ~Thinly ( make that butter go far!) spread one-half  the mixture on the bottom half of the rolls.
    ~With a pizza cutter, cut the ham to fit on the rolls (but not for the tiny rolls).  If rectangle-shaped ham, you can cut it in half lengthways, then cut each half into thirds.  I use 2 layers of ham per roll (so 1 rectangle slice will cover three rolls).  Stack and cut several slices at a time.
    Not sure what shape/size your cheese will be, so just break it up to fit the rolls.
    ~Put on the roll "lids," and spread remaining mixture across rolls.
    ~Cover with tin foil, and bake at 350º for 18-20 minutes.
    Some people like to make a day ahead, then bake.
    If you use the 2 pkgs of the tiny dinner rolls in the tin pans, don't cut the ham or cheese until after cooking, then use a pizza cutter.

    GREAT with potato salad and baked beans.  =)

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