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    Ham and Swiss Football Sandwiches

    Source of Recipe

    From "Game-Day Favorites" by America's Test Kitchen

    Recipe Introduction

    "To make these ham and cheese sliders, we smeared soft, squishy dinner rolls with bracing yellow mustard and stuffed them with smoky Black Forest ham and Swiss cheese. Then we brushed the rolls with melted butter pumped up with onion, Worcestershire, garlic powder, mustard, and poppy seeds and let them sit for 10 minutes to absorb the sauce. After about 30 minutes in the oven, the sandwiches were slightly crisp on the outside, soft inside, and loaded with oozing, melted cheese."

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 12 square soft white dinner rolls
    ◦ 6 tablespoons yellow mustard
    ◦ 12 thin slices deli Black Forest ham (8 ounces)
    ◦ 12 thin slices deli Swiss cheese (8 ounces)
    ◦ Pepper
    ◦ 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
    ◦ 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
    ◦ 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    ◦ 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    ◦ 1 teaspoon garlic powder


    Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Slice rolls in half horizontally. Spread 4 tablespoons mustard on cut sides of roll tops and bottoms. Arrange roll bottoms, cut side up and side by side, in 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Fold ham slices in thirds, then once in half; place one slice on each roll bottom. Fold Swiss like ham, then place over ham. Season with pepper and cap with roll tops.

    Combine butter, onion, and poppy seeds in bowl and microwave until butter is melted and onion is softened, about 1 minute. Whisk Worcestershire, garlic powder, and remaining 2 tablespoons mustard into butter mixture until combined. Generously brush tops and edges of sandwiches with all of butter mixture. Spoon any remaining solids over sandwiches.

    Cover dish with aluminum foil and let sit for 10 minutes to allow sandwiches to absorb sauce. Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until cheese is melted around edges and tops are slightly firm, 7 to 9 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve.

    Serves 6




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