Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guy Potluck - Sweet Ham & Cheese Sandwiches

(Doug baked these before I got up this particular morning since I didn't have to work (ahhh!) so I didn't get a chance to snap a picture after he baked them.)
My guy had treat day at the office a few weeks ago.  Since he's a little on the picky side (that's an understatement LOL), he always tries to bring something that he likes (as opposed to the easier dips, cookies, and finger foods that most people enjoy but he doesn't touch) and always insists on something that he can make himself.  I have volunteered to make my famous Cinnamon Rolls, his favorite Cinnamon Sugar Quick Bread or some other dish he likes but in addition to wanting to make it himself, he usually wants to bring something savory.  Doug says that they usually have all sorts of sweets so he wants something not so sweet.

I had been telling Doug about these sandwiches lately.  They were all the rage on Facebook and Pinterest throughout the holidays.  There are different versions of this recipe "out there" but we settled on this one.  Even though these sandwiches are on the sweeter side (they use Kings Hawaiian Rolls), my hubby loved them!  The ham, cheese, and glaze toasted into the slightly sweet rolls was a combination he said his entire office loved!  He was so excited and proud to take this dish to his office potluck. 

Of course, we women can make them (better probably, right LOL?) but this was a great dish for MY hubby to make, himself, and to take to work.

Here's how the old man made Sweet Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, AT HOME MY WAY:

(NOTE:  Doug made two dozen sandwiches so you could easily cut this recipe in half if you want to use only one dozen Kings Hawaiian Rolls).

Guy Potluck-Sweet Ham & Cheese
  • 2 packages Kings Hawaiian "Butter" Rolls
  • 1 package (10 oz) thinly sliced "cooked" ham
  • 1 package  (6 oz) sliced white cheese (provolone, swiss)
  • 1 stick margarine/butter (fully melted)
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
Using a long knife, slice the entire package of rolls in half (keeping them all hooked together):
Gently lift the top off and set aside.
This is the ham & cheese (provolone) that Doug used:
Cut each slice of cheese and each piece of ham into fourths.  He used a pizza cutter for this and it worked great:
Assemble the sandwiches.  Doug used two layers of ham and cheese for the first set of sandwiches.  We didn't have quite enough for two layers on the entire second set but they were fine.

 Top with the top half section of the rolls and place in a cake pan/cookie sheet.

 Mix the glaze in a small bowl:

Brush on a layer of the glaze over the rolls:

Doug placed the rolls (covered) in the refrigerator overnight.  You wouldn't have to do this step but it allowed the glaze to soak in and really made the sandwiches over the top!
BAKE at 375 degrees (fully preheated oven) for 15 minutes (uncovered) before serving.
(HINT:  Doug placed each section of baked rolls in a crockpot (separated by a layer of foil between each section) and kept them warm for his potluck lunch in a crockpot.)
These would be great also with turkey & cheese!
Perfect for tailgating, breakfasts carry-ins, lunches, feeding ball teams, you name it!  They are a keeper recipe for sure!

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