One of my favorites is the Sam's Ham. I have two brother in law's named Sam. Actually they're both Sam Smith's if you can imagine that. They aren't remotely related, and there is one on each side of my family. One is the best orthodontist in Boise Id. (Super Smiles Orthodontics) and the other is the best merchant service man in Utah. So due to that unique little fact, I decided to name this ham sandwich after the two of them.
The actual recipe is an old one my mom used to make for big family gatherings, mission farewells, and the like. It was originally made with croissant rolls, and had only the poppy seed spread and toasted ham and cheese. I've seen a lot of variations of it on Pinterest lately, but I personally think my mom made them best:) I thought this sandwich would be perfect on the Pretzel Rolls I made last week. Indeed it was perfect. Now it does give you some serious onion breath, so make sure if you're in to kissing and the like, that you're favorite person eats one too. Enjoy!
The Sam's Ham Sammie
Rolls (pretzel rolls, croissant rolls, or white bread from you local Great Harvest!)
sliced Swiss cheese
and the secret weapons.........Special Poppy Sauce!
Apple Butter or Apple sauce!
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 cup butter, extra soft
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
In a small bowl mix all the above ingredients together. If you have extra just refrigerate it. It will last a week or two.
Sandwich preparation: Slice each roll in half and spread a generous layer of poppy sauce on one side of the roll or one slice of bread. Top with a slice of good ham and Swiss cheese. Place on a cookie sheet and pop in a 375' F oven for about 7-10 minutes. Until the cheese is melty, and the bread is toasty. At the bakery we make this grilled cheese style. So if you use bread just toast as you would a grilled cheese. You can eat the sandwiches as is now, or you can top with lettuce, tomato, red onion and a swipe of apple butter or sauce. I know the apple sauce sounds weird, but trust me, it's delicious!!