“Dinner’s ready when the smoke alarm goes off.”
I didn’t have a category labeled Party Food so I had to file this under Main Dish. We serve this at many casual parties and it is especially popular with roudy crowds watching televised ballgames. I’ve seen the recipe on dozens of websites and blogs but I decided to go straight to the source for my inspiration … so, this is the (very slightly modified) original recipe found on King’s Hawaiian website. These are the folks who make some of the greatest tasting bread products in the world. Many people think of Kona Coffee when you ask them to name a product from Hawaii but I immediately think of King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls.
Hawaiian Ham & Swiss Slider
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30-35 min
Serving Info: 6 people
12 slices of thin-slice deli honey ham (I use Black Forest Ham)
3 Slices of swiss cheese, cut into fourths
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Kewpie)
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 cup butter melted
1/2 tablespoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 package (12 count) KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
1. Cut rolls in half and spread mayo onto both sides of the rolls. Place a slice or two of ham and slice of swiss cheese in roll. Replace the top of the rolls and bunch them closely together into a baking dish.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together poppy seeds, dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder and worcestershire sauce.
3. Pour sauce over the rolls, just covering the tops. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook (watching them very carefully to avoid burning) for additional 2-5 minutes on Broil until tops are slightly browned and crisp. Serve warm.