When I was a kid, my dad’s Uncle Bobby and Aunt Carol would have a Christmas party at their house. I always thought they had the most beautiful house and their Christmas party was always a highlight of the season. The highlight of the Christmas party for my dad was these little ham and swiss sandwiches.
My version of the Ham and Swiss Delights that my dad loved so much are a buttery, tangy and sweet treat that are always a crowd pleaser. This recipe is enough to for 3 pans of Sister Schubert’s Parker House Rolls and will feed a crowd. If you have leftovers, reheat them for a quick and easy breakfast.
- 2 tsp Yellow Mustard
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Medium Onion
- 1 ½ Stick of Butter
- ½ Lb Deli Sliced Honey Ham (12 – 15 slices)
- 12 oz Swiss Cheese, Shredded
- 3 Pans of Sister Schubert’s Parker House Rolls
- Preheat the oven to 375°
- In the bowl of a small food processor, combine onions, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, butter, and process it until everything is chopped and almost smooth.
- Remove frozen rolls from the pan and slice in half like you’re slicing a hamburger bun.
- Liberally brush each side of the inside of the “sandwich” with the onion mixture.
- Place the bottom layer back in the foil pan and top with 4 – 5 slices of ham and ⅓ of the shredded Swiss cheese.
- Put the top layer on and repeat with the other two pans of rolls.
- Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
- Remove from the pan and cut the rolls apart with a sharp knife.
Before you slice the rolls, cut a notch in the side of them. After you slice and fill them, you can use the notch to line up the top and bottom layers, making cutting the individual sandwiches apart a lot easier.
These sandwiches do great in the freezer so double the recipe and feed the freezer! Make the sandwiches as described above and put in the freezer before the cooking step. You can thaw before cooking or cook from frozen. As always, you may have to extend the cooking time if you’re cooking from frozen – you’re looking for a golden brown top and melty cheese.
Parker house rolls were invented at the Parker House Hotel in Boston in the 1870s and are included in Fannie Farmer’s famous1896 cookbook.