Funeral Sandwiches are FABULOUS! They’re simple to make and let me tell you they are nothing to mourn about. I was first introduced to these delicious Sandwiches many years ago when I lived in Miami. My high school friends Mother made these for her little brothers Birthday Party and everyone gobbled them up! She told me they are called Funeral Sandwiches because they were prepared for funeral “parties” and that it was a Southern thingy.
They are easy peasy to make and, what’s really cool is…you can prepare them in advance and then bake them when you’re ready. I’ve brought these to Funeral Homes for their receptions for years. But, they’re not just for Funerals. I made these for my neighbor’s football party and they loved them! I snickered a little when I heard her husband say “these are to die for!”
Remember – Overnight works best! This is why I love this recipe because you make them in advance and pull them out to bake later! Sprinkle a little Kosher Salt on Top before putting in the Oven for that ‘Sweet Salty Taste.
2 pkgs of dinner rolls aka. (King’s Hawaiian rolls)
1 or 2 lb deli sliced ham
1 lb thinly sliced white American cheese (we’ve also used swiss)
1 C melted butter
4 T brown sugar
3 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T mustard (spicy is better)
2 tsp onion powder
1 T Kosher Salt
Split rolls in half and lay the bottom half in your 13 x 9 pan. Layer the ham over the roll bottoms then the cheese and place the top buns on. In a bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire, mustard and onion powder.
Brush the top of each bun with the mixture. Drizzle the remainder over all of it. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight is best. When you’re ready to make them heat the oven to 350°. Bake the sandwiches covered for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 10 minutes more.
Trust me on this, once you try these Sweet & Salty fellas you’ll never stray to another blog for them. This is the most requested recipe that I make on my list of Funeral Food.