Mini foods have their place in the world. Be it a cocktail hour wedding or a party, you can definitely see where foods en miniature started taking over. And why the heck not? They’re easy to make. And food that is little is just that much more adorable. People fawn over things that have been shrunken down to size. And you can still, most of the time, hang on to a cocktail with one hand while shoveling food in your face with other, should you be so inclined to shovel.
And that is why there is absolutely a place in this world for sliders. Sliders are essentially just sandwiches that have been shrunken down from their full size. It is as if the Mad Hatter or the hazy caterpillar got a hold of them and worked a little magic. And people just go bananas over them. Sure, you can’t always eat them one handed. But it is the idea of taking that full-sized, colossal meal and shrinking it.
Now, if you’re going to go sliders, you have to invest some time into trying and tasting different rolls and breads. As always, what you put your filling on is just as important as the filling itself. A piece of plain, untoasted white bread will be the absolute ruination of any BLT or chicken salad sandwich. So plan wisely. Taste test multiple breads. And absolutely give King’s Hawaiian a whirl. The rolls are slightly sweet and not overly bready. They add a little extra panache to your sandwich without overpowering it. In this classic ham and cheese rendition, we’ve swapped out regular old ham for something a little more snazzy. I grabbed some Citterio rosmarino ham from Wegman’s. God Bless Wegman’s. And this ham. It’s got sweet, herby rosemary flavors to it and is perfect for this sliders. The cheese gets nice and gooey and the ham is herby and yummy.
Seriously, I’m in love with these sliders.
- 12 small King’s Hawaiian rolls
- 6 slices Citterio Rosmarino ham, sliced in half
- 12 slices Swiss cheese, sliced into quarters
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a serrated knife, slice all of the rolls in half. On the bottom of each roll, lay 4 quarters of cheese.
- Lay a slice of ham on top of each roll. Place the remaining roll on top. Lay all of your sliders into a glass baking dish.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the rolls are slightly crisp and the cheese is completely melted.