Friday, September 16, 2016

Ham Party Sandwiches

     Now that the dog days of summer have officially passed, it is high time I dust off my iron pots and get back in the swing of outdoor cooking.  I have had this recipe stashed away for years, you can find many versions of it online and also on the King's Hawaiian Roll website.  I don't often cook in foil in my dutch ovens but thought this would be a good recipe to assemble in advance at home, tuck into your cooler and bake at your destination.  In my 12 inch dutch oven, the sandwiches baked for a total of 30 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom of the oven with 20 spaced evenly on the lid.  I can see why this recipe is so popular, the sweet, buttery, pull-apart sandwiches would be a great party appetizer or tasty lunch for just a few campers.  For a crowd, make a double batch and bake them side by side in your 14 inch oven.

Ham Party Sandwiches
1 (12-count) package King's Hawaiian rolls
1/2 pound shaved ham
8 slices Swiss cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 Tblsp Dijon mustard
2 Tblsp dried, minced onion

     Using large serrated knife, cut the entire pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves separately intact).
     Melt butter; add Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, mustard and minced onion.  Mix until well combined.
     Place rolls on large sheet of aluminum foil.
     Drizzle half of butter mixture over bottom half of sliced rolls.
     Cover with layers of ham and cheese.
     Cover with top half of rolls.
     Drizzle top half of rolls with remaining butter mixture, making sure the minced onions are evenly distributed.
     Seal sandwiches securely in foil packet.
     Can be baked right away or refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
     Bake in 12 inch dutch oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
     Open foil and bake for 5-10 minutes more or until rolls are lightly browned.
     Enjoy while warm, either cutting or pulling sandwiches apart before serving.

Cover rolls with remaining butter mixture before
sealing in foil packet

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes

Open packet and continue baking for 5-10 minutes
or until golden brown

Dutch oven sliders that are ooey, gooey good


  1. Hope everything is alright, Liddy! I always enjoy your creations. Keep up the good work!

  2. Oh Liddy . . . . It was indescribably good!!!

  3. Liddy, Allison made these the other day and they were fantastic! Hope all is well with you. Have a Merry Christmas in a few weeks!

  4. Wow! This is great recipe! I would to love to bake it on my own recipe into my gas wall oven. Thank you for sharing this! Cheers!

  5. WOw! your Ham Party Sandwiches is so great and I love it, I want to bake than in my <a href=">oven.</a>

  6. I love your recipes and always look forward to the next one. Thanks for all your hard work on making this blog great!

  7. I just got my cast iron dutch oven and I do hope yhou will continue to share your wonderful recipes

  8. Finally had the opportunity to make these sliders for a Super Bowl weekend where the compliments and praise for this recipe rose above the abundance of the other food that was available. Simple and quick to assemble, the only observation that I have would be to cut the individual sandwiches ahead of time. I used a 16-count Hawaiian King roll pack from Costco, and with a little adjustment it fit perfectly in a 12" camp oven.
    Thank you, Liddy!

  9. Miss your posts. You may not realize how big a following you have developed is the Scouting community.

  10. Her following is not just among the Scouting community!
    We miss you, Liddy!

  11. Please come back! Really miss your post.

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  14. Great recipe! My family really enjoyed this when I cooked it. Great job, Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

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