Here's a crowd-pleasing, drippy, cheesy, delicious hot sandwich recipe for you to try. I brought a huge batch to a function recently and they were very well received - Enjoy!
Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with Onion Butter
makes 8 kaiser rolls, 16 dinner rolls, or 1 loaf of french bread
8 large or 16 small rolls (or a long loaf of french bread)
1/2 pound shaved ham (excellent quality please)
1/2 pound your favorite sliced cheese (any cheese that will melt well)
8 tablespoons salted butter (yes, salted)
1/2 cup very finely minced onion
3 tablespoons prepared mustard (Dijon or spicy brown)
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
To make the onion butter, combine ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat gently just until the butter is melted and all the ingredients are well combined; cool to a spreadable consistency.
To prepare sandwiches, place roll bottoms, cut side up on a sheet pan.
Spread 1/2 the onion butter evenly onto the halves, top with 1/2 the cheese, next add all the ham, now add remaining cheese, and end with the rest of the onion butter.
Replace roll tops, cover pan with foil, and heat in a 300F oven for 10-15 minutes until the sandwiches are heated through and the cheese melts.
Sandwiches can also be wrapped in foil and placed in a slow cooker on high heat until cheese melts, about an hour.