Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders

This "recipe" is so simple and intuitive, 
I'm hesitant to post it on the blog. 
But I'm going to pass it along because it saved me on a cold, windy night. I didn't want to bundle up and drive to the grocery, but luckily I had a package of slider buns in the freezer, plus ham and cheese in the refrigerator. 

The sliders are assembled quickly. The oven does the heavy lifting, and supper will be ready in less than 25 minutes. For a party, you can double or quadruple the recipe. 
Anyway, here's how I made our supper.

Ham and Cheese Sliders
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Grocery List
Slider buns or Hawaiian Rolls
Sliced ham

(You prolly keep these ingredients on hand; if not, buy what you need)
Mayonnaise, Yellow Mustard, Poppy Seeds
Unsalted butter, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, 
Worcestershire Sauce, Table Salt, Sea Salt, Ground Pepper
Tin Foil
Parsley if desired.

Servings: 3 - 6 or more.
Most slider buns come in a package of six, so buy ingredients according to the number of people you will be feeding.

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Set out ingredients, then find a baking pan or dish.
Spread mayonnaise (I use Duke's) on buns. If your guests include people who are on special diets or picky eaters, you might want to skip this step, or modify it (for example, substitute stone ground mustard for mayonnaise).
Add ham and cheese to buns. Place buns in a baking pan.

Melt 1/2 stick butter and set aside.
In a bowl, mix 3/4 teaspoon mustard, melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds, 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Add table salt (not the sea salt) and pepper to taste.
Whisk ingredients. Pour evenly on top of the sliders. Sprinkle tops of sliders with sea salt. Cover pan with foil.
Bake 15-18 minutes.
Remove foil. Continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes (or until rolls are brown and the cheese has melted). In my oven, the second step took 8 minutes). Remove from oven.

Adapted from a Food Network recipe.

Tomorrow on the blog
An update on painting interior doors a dark color. 
We took the scary plunge and painted a door Urbane Bronze.
The results were totally unexpected, and I can't wait to show you.

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  1. These look divine! I can't wait to see what the door looks like too :)

  2. Those sliders look so darned yummy, wish I had one of those right now, especially since I do not have to make them,I will sure try out..

  3. Many times simple meals like this save us all when we're tired and our energy is gone. I'm so glad you shared yours with us. Nothing beats a good hot ham and cheese sandwich.

    Can't wait to see your door and how the color turned out.

  4. i've been making these for years using different rolls. one of my sister's husband is a delta pilot and she can't make them b/c "they" say if he takes a urine test the poppy seeds show up as a false positive drug!

    i'm re=reading "gone with a handsomer man"...it's as good the 2nd time as it was the 1st!

  5. I make something similar to your recipe..Potato rolls, ham, swiss cheese, melted butter to saute chopped onion in-(add horseradish or spicy mustard to this. Also add poppy seeds. Assemble and heat through in oven at 325. These are delicious too.

  6. Looks and sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you are enjoying your week.

  7. I am soooo making these! I wish I had the ingredients right now, because I can tell already that I need something really easy and comforting for dinner tonight!

  8. Yum ! What a great idea of adding the melted 'topping' on to the buns - I bet they were delish - I'm going to try them tonight. Can't wait to see the door - 3 of my doors are now black and I LOVE them - they add a dramatic but stylish statement !

  9. Thanks for reminding me of this tried & true ham and cheese, your version looks VERY comforting, yum

  10. What a good idea! Bet it would go well with a hot steaming cup of tomato soup.