Funeral Rolls

Makes 12 rolls

1 package King's Hawaiian Rolls (12 rolls)
1/2 lb good ham deli meat, thinly sliced
1/2 lb swiss cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 c. butter, melted
3 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. mustard
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
dash onion powder

Split rolls and place in an oven-proof baking dish.
Layer ham and cheese on the bottom half of the rolls and replace the top half.
Mix together remaining ingredient and pour over the buns.  Cover tightly and marinate 4-24 hours.
Preheat oven to 350.  Remove cover from rolls and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bun tops are lightly browned.

Do you know why these are called funeral rolls?  I certainly do not.  It doesn't matter.  Call them whatever you want: they're delicious.

This was one of the dishes we served at our recent North Carolina themed party (hence the label).  We even ate the leftover ones for breakfast this morning!

1 comment:

  1. People traditionally served these at the reception after a funeral. Funeral receptions were held at the family's home and church ladies would make lots of casseroles and yummy dishes to comfort the departed's loved ones.