I went to an ugly sweater Christmas party (so fun) back in December and one of the dishes someone brought was what's called Party Sandwiches. Never had these particular little guys before. I always thought of party sandwiches as those little bitty finger-type sandwiches (chicken/tuna salad) that are usually served at ladies' functions, like tea or something as similarly dainty-sounding. But don't be fooled by the name. Big burly men (aka Mitch) enjoy these sandwiches just as much as the ladies do.
I asked my friend for the recipe so she texted it to me. (isn't it amazing what we can do on phones nowadays?) Here it is: the original recipe. I think it was from the newspaper.
But I couldn't read it easily. Every time I tried to turn my phone to read it, the picture would turn too, so I was literally reading the recipe sideways the entire time. I figured I should do myself a favor and write a post about it. 'Cause these sandwiches are definitely going to be made again. And again. And...
They're good, guys. Believe me. And would be the PERFECT addition to your Super Bowl party festivities coming up. (or heck, even a dainty tea party)
Here's whatcha need:
Start by slicing your rolls in half horizontally
Note: my friend used King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls and they were simply amazing. I couldn't find any in my local grocery stores (I tried two different ones!) so I settled for potato rolls...still good.
Then lay them (still intact but minus the tops) in a 9 x 13 pan
Layer ham (you could also use roast beef or turkey), cheese, ham, cheese then place the tops on top. At this point, cut the individual sandwiches in the pan. Makes for much easier serving later on if you do the cutting now.
Note: the original recipe called for 1/4 of a CUP of minced onions. I did that. And have since learned that that's WAY too many onions. So use according to taste, but I'm thinking just one tablespoon should be sufficient.
Pop it in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes covered, then remove foil and bake for additional 15 minutes, until cheese is deliciously melty.
Bite-sized little blessings of deliciousness
ParTAY (Party) Sandwiches
24 pack Martin's potato rolls
3/4 lb. sliced ham, turkey, or roast beef
3/4 lb. cheese (I used cheddar)
1 stick of butter, melted
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons mustard
1 tablespoon dried minced onions
Cut party rolls horizontally, do not divide. Place bottoms of rolls in a 9 x 13 dish. Layer meat and cheese, repeating layers again. Place tops of rolls on top. Then cut each sandwich individually.
Melt butter. Mix together the Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and onions in with the melted butter. Pour mixture over the prepared sandwiches, making sure the onions stay on top as much as possible. Cover with foil and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Bake for 15 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered. Serve in pan with spatula.