Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ham and Cheese Sliders with Poppy Seed Sauce

I recently attended the annual Ladies Christmas Social hosted by my friend Debbie Skaggs.  Every year we gather together to celebrate Christmas, and everyone brings something delicious to eat, along with a copy of the recipe.  This year I had two favorites, and this is one of them.   Lanell Lange brought these sliders.  They were such a hit that they were gone before I had a chance to go back for seconds.


One note, if you are not a fan of Miracle Whip (which I am not), don't panic.  I had no idea it was in the recipe until I read the list of ingredients, so give it a try.

For the sliders:

24 good white dinner rolls (Hawaiian rolls are the best)
24 pieces of good honey ham
24 small slices Swiss cheese (you can use a regular sandwich slice and cut in 4ths)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Miracle Whip

For the sauce:

1 teaspoon poppy seeds
2 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons minced onion
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

In a small bowl, mix together mayo and miracle whip.  Spread onto both sides of each roll.
Place a slice of ham and Swiss cheese inside of each roll.
Close rolls and place them close together, on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the poppy seed sauce ingredients.
Pour evenly over all the sandwiches.
Let sit 10 minutes or until butter sets slightly.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.
Serve warm.