Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Hamwich

Today I'm sharing the recipe for an oh-so-simple sandwich - the Hamwich. We served them at a wedding party the other weekend, and since then, I've received several requests for the recipe. The Hamwich is perfect for parties because you can make them ahead of time and heat them up at the last minute. I also sometimes prepare a batch of Hamwiches, wrap them individually in foil, and throw them in the fridge without heating. This way, William and I can grab one on-the-go and heat it up for a quick lunch. Enjoy!

The Hamwich

8 large buns or 16 small rolls
8 slices Swiss or mozzarella cheese (I prefer mozzarella)
24 slices deli ham
1 1/2 sticks butter
3 Tbsp grated onion
2 Tbsp poppy seed
2 Tbsp dry mustard

Melt butter and add onion, poppy seed, and dry mustard. Warm over low heat just until blended. Spread mixture on both sides of bread, using a spoon. Put a slice of cheese and a few slices of ham on each bun. Cover in foil and refrigerate for a few hours (best if refrigerated for 24 hours). Bake in foil at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Hamwiches can be made with most types of buns; croissants and dinner rolls are my personal favorite. It's very easy to alter the recipe, just make sure you prepare enough sauce for the amount of ham, cheese, and buns you have on hand.

Image via Pinterest. Recipe courtesy of Paula Clarke. Thanks, Mom!


  1. Oh gosh those have to be the yummiest looking sandwiches!

  2. These look great! Also, the recipe is so simple that even I can pull it off!!! Thanks Anne Read! Look forward to seeing you at Thanksgiving.

  3. Looking yummmmyyy,............ and delicious...i will try soon..!!!