Ham Delights

These are by far one of my favorite appetizers…EVER.  While going over a menu list for our wedding several years ago, I saw these on the list.  I hadn’t heard of them before, so I asked the caterer exactly what they were.  She described them as little hot sandwiches with a creamy spread, ham and melted swiss cheese.  Sold.  When I mentioned ham delights to my husband, he said, “Yes!  Definitely have her make those!”  So we had a double dose of excitement to add these to the menu for the wedding reception.

I made these for a party…and although we had a TON of other food, these little guys disappeared incredibly fast and I had to throw another batch in the oven, while I’ve got people coming up to me and asking where they went and if I’m making more.  Okay fine, so maybe I snagged a few right after I cut them up and put them in the warming table.  They were irresistible.  I took one to my dad and said, “Here, try this.”  As I walked away, I could hear him say, “Mmm, holy cow, these are awesome!” and he came hunting for more.  One of the best things I did with these was make them in advance.  One batch was made a week before the party, and I stuck them in the freezer.  The day before the party, they defrosted in the fridge, then put directly in the oven.  The other batch was made the day before and stored in the fridge in a gallon size ziplock bag.  Super easy to just pull them out of the fridge and pop them into the oven!

Ham Delights Recipe:

1 package dinner rolls (in silver tin for baking)

1/2 package deli ham

5 slices swiss cheese

1 stick butter, softened

2 tablespoons mustard

2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce

Using electric mixer, beat butter, mustard and worchestire sauce until well blended and creamy.  Slice rolls horizontally using bread knife (like forming into two pieces of bread to make sandwich).  Spread mixture evenly on both sides, then layer ham and cheese.  Put bread back together, place in tin.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, cut into pieces and serve warm.