Wednesday, April 10, 2013

{Ham & Cheese sliders}

I posted a picture on Instagram last week of the ham and cheese sliders I was making for dinner.  I got a lot of people wanting the recipe and promised to post it.

These sliders are a family favorite and one that every person in the family willingly eats, with leftovers being nonexistent most of the time.

The key to these is using King's Hawaiian rolls.  They are soft and slightly sweet.  I have tried to make these with other rolls, even homemade ones but that slight touch of sweetness is the key to having these taste amazing!
-package of Kings Hawaiian Sweet rolls
-cheese of your choice (swiss, cheddar, pepperjack, etc.)
-thinly sliced ham.  We prefer the smoked ham over the regular or honey ham.  The smokey flavor pairs nicely with the sweet and savory.
- 1 teaspoon mustard (American or Dijon)
- 1/2 stick melted butter

Lemon garlic Aioli
2/3 cup mayonnaise (or 2 large egg yolks and 1 cup olive oil)
1 lemon, zested
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1-2 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1.  Heat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients for aioli .  Add mustard and mix well.  Set aside.

2.  Slice rolls in half.  Place bottom of rolls in 13X dish (I usually fit about 15 rolls into dish).  Spread aioli on rolls.

3. Place cheese on bottom of rolls.  I like to cut the slices into 4's so they fit better on the roll.  2 little squares on bottom, then 3-4 slices of ham then the other 2 squares of cheese.

4. Spread aioli on tops of rolls then lay tops of rolls on top of bottoms, making individual sliders.
5. Put sliders in oven for 20 minutes.  Five minutes before time is up, brush tops of rolls with melted butter.  Let rolls sit for five minutes before serving.

I forgot to take pictures of the rolls after taking them out of the oven  These babies are so good I was busy eating them instead.


Suggested sides we enjoy with this meal:  Cucumber salad, fruit salad, baked beans, pasta salad, whole fried artichokes or breaded artichoke hearts.


Sol said...

ohhh they look like they would go down well at my family get togethers. I have seen Hawaiian rolls in Martha stewart magazines. we cant get them in the uk. so I would have to think about adding in so sweet....

thanks I think I will try this

Cassie said...

That sounds delicious!!!

Meg said...

we make these all the time. Our fave. When do you add the mustard?