Let’s get shakin!!!

I will admit I’ve never been that big into Football and that might make me a bad Southerner BUT I do love LSU and I keep up with our teams here in the parish. 

Football season in the south has and will always be the perfect time of year, even for me. It signifies fall, cooler weather, hunting season, holidays, and family and friends. 

Going to a football party? Having people out to the camp for a fire? What ya bringin? For campfire get togethers or in the accidental event that someone forces me to go to a football party, one of my favorite “go-to’s” is the country slider. It’s easy, inexpensive, and tasty.

Country Sliders 

  • one 12-count package Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half
  •  3/4-pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced
  •  3/4-pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  •  1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  •  1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (horseradish mustard is great as well)
  •  1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  •  2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  •  1/2 teaspoon Benwood’s Surely Southern (original, low sodium, or hot depending on your tastebuds)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×9-inch or 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.

  1. Using a large, serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a ‘slab’ of tops and a ‘slab’ of bottoms; don’t pull the rolls apart and slice individually because you want to keep them connected.
  2. Place the bottom ‘slab’ of rolls in prepared pan. 
  3. Evenly layer about half of the ham over the rolls.
  4. Evenly layer the cheese.
  5. Evenly layer the remaining ham.
  6. Add the top ‘slab’ of rolls. 
  7. Add the mustard, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, Benwood’s, and whisk to combine.
  8. Evenly and slowly pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the tops. Some of the mixture will pool at the base of the rolls.
  9. Cover with aluminum foil and allow rolls to stand at room temp for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Bake covered for about 20 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  11. Uncover and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until as done as desired. Slice into individual sliders and serve immediately. Sliders are best warm and fresh.

Remember, “treat your kitchen, treat yourself” 

Uniquely southern, surely the best 

Chef Hunter Lee