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The Count of Monte Cristo Sliders

Monte Cristo Slider | OhMyPotluck.com

I found this recipe on Pinterest and just knew it would be an instant potluck success! Sandwiches are a tough potluck sell, and monte cristo style sandwiches? I would have never thought it possible, but here you have it.

The thing I love about sandwiches is how adaptable they are. I made some vegetarian versions of these with tomato instead of meat. If you can’t find good turkey, just put some extra ham, or mix it up with whatever you like.

Monte Cristo Slider | OhMyPotluck.com

Since I don’t bring up sandwiches that much on this blog (remember, sandwiches are hard to pass off at potlucks), I’m going to mention sandwich bars right here, right now. This is more of an event for a host and not necessarily a potluck situation, but you could certainly make it work. Basically, just get a few tasty types of bread (rye, whole wheat, white, sprouted grain, whatever), lay out a bunch of condiments and then slice up a selection of sandwich toppings. It’s great for an outdoor summer picnic.

Monte Cristo Slider | OhMyPotluck.com

Monte Cristo Slider | OhMyPotluck.com

But back to Monte Cristo. It seems like the Noisettes’ song, “The Count of Monte Christo”, is perfect to play with this food. It’s also a very delectable song, with lots of scrumptious references to bees and honey, perfect for a foodie blog.

The Count of Monte Cristo Sliders

(Adapted from South Your Mouth)

  • 2 packs (12-count each) sweet dinner rolls
  • 1 pound (450 grams) deli-sliced honey ham
  • 1 pound (450 grams) deli-sliced smoked turkey
  • 12 ounces (340 grams) gruyere or emmental cheese, shredded or sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  1. Line a 13×9 baking pan with aluminum foil and spray very lightly with cooking spray. (The aluminum foil is optional but it makes it very easy to remove the rolls from the pan once they’re cooked.)
  2. Remove rolls from packaging without separating them and slice in half horizontally with a serrated knife (sort of making one giant rectangular hamburger bun). Repeat this process with the second package. Place both bottom portions of rolls side-by-side in the bottom of a 13×9” baking pan (these will fit perfectly in most metal 13×9 pans, or else make the recipe in two batches).
  3. Layer ham slices, turkey slices and then cheese evenly over rolls then place the top portion of the rolls on top of cheese.
  4. Whisk together melted butter, egg and dijon mustard until well combined and pour over tops of rolls, coating each one. Cover rolls with tented foil (don’t let the foil touch the tops of the rolls) and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes. Remove rolls from pan and slice into single servings. When ready to serve, dust with powdered sugar (not before as the powdered sugar will eventually dissolve into the moisture on the rolls).

Monte Cristo Slider | OhMyPotluck.com

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One comment on “The Count of Monte Cristo Sliders

  1. potlucktam
    June 21, 2015

    I love these!!

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