When my niece was like three, she used to make me dinner when I’d get home from work. Her speciality was Sissy’s Burgers aka ham and cheese sandwiches. She would call me and say she was making me dinner and as soon as I walked in her house, she would greet me with a plate of sandwiches. Dang I love that little girl.
Now that she is twelve her tastes have improved somewhat. She still loves ham and cheese sandwiches but now she makes them on King’s Hawaiian Rolls. They are her favorite.
So when I saw Jordan Fish (remember her of the famous Brown Sugar Green Beans?) post a recipe using Sissy’s favorite sandwiches I knew I had to make them. She didn’t steer me wrong on the green beans so I knew this would be a hit – and it was! I tweeted Jordan that she should make a NASCAR cookbook for charity because she and a few of the other wives/girlfriends posts great recipes. And I’d buy it. Heck, I’d even help write it.
These little sandwiches are perfect for a party or shower. The sauce gives them that extra flavor needed to take them over the top. Putting them in the oven also gives the buns that crunch I love from a good burger. And you can make them using your favorite sandwich combinations.
Since you can put them in the refrigerator overnight, you can do all the prep before a party and just heat and serve the next day. Perfect.
Thanks Jordan Fish for another great recipe.
King’s Poppy Seed Sandwiches
2 pkgs – 12 count King’s Hawaiian Honey Wheat Rolls
Smoked Turkey Breast
Ham (your preference)
1/2 c butter
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
Take sandwich rolls out of the bag. Slice each one in half. Cut turkey, ham and cheeses into rectangles to fit the sandwiches. Add two slices of meat with cheese in between to make each sandwich.
Place sandwiches in glass casserole dishes and set aside.
Using a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Take off heat and add onion powder, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk to combine.
Brush the sauce over the tops of the sandwiches. You ultimately want the sauce to drizzle down between the sandwiches to ensure they are soaking up all that saucy goodness.
Cover the casserole dishes with foil and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight.
When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
** Note: Jordan originally posted to let the sandwiches soak overnight but I only did for 30 minutes and they worked out great!