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Huddle Up With Mar: Hawaiian Ham and Swiss Sliders

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By: Mar Butler

I like to think outside of the snack box most of the time. When you say game day snacks to someone else the first thing that comes to mind are your typical football favorite snacks. Me personally, I think wings, chips, dips, pizza, and of course a cold beer. All of which are fan favorites at my house who doesn’t love a good hot wing or a perfect salsa to queso ratio dip. But occasionally I like to switch things up and make something that most wouldn’t normally consider being a decent game day snack.

This brings us to one of my absolute favorite recipes, Hawaiian ham, and Swiss sliders.

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These sliders are so delicious, and they follow my golden rule: easy to eat, easy to make. When I say easy I mean so incredibly easy that you will take longer to eat them than to make them! The line up for this recipe is a mix of a few ingredients that you may have around the kitchen and a few items that you may have to run to the store for. I personally always make sure to pick up a bag or two of those Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls, they’re so versatile to use and just delicious and soft as is you can’t go wrong.

The lineup

One 12/pack Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls

3/4 lb. (Or 1 big container) thin sliced ham

Six slices Swiss cheese

Two tablespoons mustard or just taste

1/2 stick unsalted butter

One teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

It may be hard to believe, but these few simple ingredients will come together to create one of the softest, warm, melty and tasty sliders you may have ever tasted. First things first you will have to slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally to turn them into little sandwich slider rolls and place the bottom half of your now sandwich sliders onto a baking sheet. Next, you want to get the ham and fold the slices into squares to fit onto your sliders.

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Now I totally leave it up to you and your personal taste if you want to do one piece of ham or two for each little square. I like to use two and I am sure my husband appreciates the extra little bit of love in these already amazing sandwiches. Moving right along, we need to give this the next layer of yummy Swiss that will come out of the oven so melty and creamy that you may not be able to resist eating the whole dozen.

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The last layer is to spread a little bit of mustard onto the inside of the top layer of slider buns. Again this is something you can decide exactly how much you want or don’t want. I like to use just enough that you can sense the presence of the mustard but not enough that it overpowers and ruins the other flavors.

The only thing left to do is put the tops on and then melt the butter 25 seconds at a time in a mug in your microwave.

Once it’s completely melted mix in the Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and onion and brush this mixture on to the tops of your sliders if you don’t have a brush you can just spoon small amounts on to the tops and use the back of the spoon to spread it over the entire top. Slide that pan into the oven that was preheated to 350°F and let them bake for about 20 minutes or until golden, toasty and melty. Let cool for 2-3 minutes before serving and enjoy these out of the box snacks.

My only warning: be sure to make enough for your gameday hungry guests because they will go quickly!

Editor’s Note: This article also appears on Nuts and Bolts, a content partner of INSCMagazine.

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