Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Your New Favorite Sandwich

This buttery, spicy, gooey sandwich will be your new favorite.  Not only for its awesome richness but also for the easy at which you can whip together a tray of them and impress guests of any age.  This is another creation introduced to me by my mother-in-law.  She usually makes a tray or two of these at Christmas to appease the restless crowd while we await the main meal.

This, my friends, is the secret weapon - butter, mustard, garlic salt, and poppy seeds.  That is the icing on the proverbial cake.  There is no exact science but for a whole cookie sheet full of sandwiches start with one stick of softened butter (I like Blue Bonnet).  Add roughly a tablespoon or more of mustard to start.  A healthy sprinkle of garlic salt and poppy seeds and then take a fork and start mashing them all together.  Add more mustard if it seems too buttery.
You will take a package of your favorite soft white dinner rolls, split them open and spread this butter-wonder generously on the inside of the top bun.  Keep going until all your buns are buttered.  If you have leftover - add a little more to each one - it can't hurt - trust me on this.

Once you are done, on the bottom bun goes a slice or two of hard salami and a slice or two of ham.  You want enough meat to get a good meat taste but the cheese and butter is really the star here.  On top of your meat, place two half-slices of cheese.  I only had provolone on hand so these are pure provolone but the best taste is a combination of provolone and muenster or mozzarella.  Now put your top bun back on each one and make sure they are packed pretty tightly together.  Cover your tray tightly with foil - you want this sealed very well so it holds any moisture in.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until heated through.
Just look at that oozing goodness...can you imagine how delish it smells?

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