This recipe should come with a defibrillator. They are so bad calorie-wise but every time I make them for a party, it’s the one appetizer everyone raves over the most.
This recipe is found in so many cookbooks and all over the internet. It’s small size makes it great for parties or tailgating or a picnic. I try to skimp some on the butter so that it isn’t quite so bad for you but you’ll have to decide for yourself. I do hope that you try them once ~ they are excellent!
I made mine early in the morning so I did not marinate overnight and that worked out fine. In fact, I like it better.
Hot Ham and Swiss Party Rolls
1 cup butter
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons spicy mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
24 small dinner rolls
24 slices thin slices deli ham
24 slices thin slices Swiss cheese
Line two 9 x 13-inch baking pans with non-stick or regular foil.
Prepare marinade: Saute onion in butter over low heat until onion is soft. Add poppy seeds, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and brown sugar. Stir until brown sugar is melted into the sauce. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Set aside.
Slice the buns in half. Spread bottoms of buns with a thin layer of mayonnaise. Fold ham slices to fit the bottom of each bun. Repeat with Swiss cheese slices, folding to fit buns. Replace bun tops. Place ham and cheese buns into prepared baking pans. Pour marinade evenly over both pans of buns.
Cover tightly with foil. Refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake marinated buns covered for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Makes 24 appetizer sandwiches.