There is something really satisfying about a good sandwich. Any time of year, any time of day or night, there are times when a sandwich is just the thing.
I have heard people say they don’t like sandwiches and I wonder if their school lunches consisted of bad sandwiches. And I tell them they really need to try a good sandwich.
I am very fond of hot sandwiches – a rueben on rye bread with sauerkraut and melted swiss cheese, chicken salad with old cheddar made like a grilled-cheese sandwich, monte cristo sandwiches, all kinds of bacon sandwiches, sloppy joes, beef dip sandwiches on a crispy chewy bun …
I was thinking about a hot sandwich last week that I haven’t had in a long while and I fully intend to make them soon. The recipe is called Party Buns, although I’ve never had them at a party! You can use ham, tuna, salmon or chicken for the meat and whatever kind of cheese that is lurking in your fridge.
1 cup shredded old cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups ham, cubed
2-3 drops lemon juice
2/3 cup Miracle Whip, more or less
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp celery, chopped
2 tbsp green or red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp onion, chopped
3 hardboiled eggs, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
8 hamburger or kaiser buns
Mix first 10 ingredients, all except the buns.
Spread mixture onto bottoms of the buns and replace tops.
Wrap each bun in foil individually.
Bake at 400º F for 15 minutes or until hot inside.
Serves eight people or four very hungry ones.