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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christmas Turkey Sliders

Another idea seen on Facebook was ideas for sliders that use tray buns, assembled together in a tray and then baked until the cheese is melted.  I imagine that these ideas for different sliders came from "Funeral Sandwiches" which had originated in the Southern states years ago.  

For the funeral sandwiches, the buns are sliced in half, placed on a cookie sheet or cake pan, layers of ham slices, grated or slices of cheese and pickles, then the other half of the buns is placed on top. A sauce of melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard is brushed to the top of these buns, covered in foil, baked and then uncovered to bake until the tops have browned.  One of the sites said that these buns can be made ahead of time, 4 to 24 hours and refrigerator before baking. 

I had purchased tray buns before Christmas and had intended to make Breakfast Sliders;with scrambled egg, bacon, cheese and spinach. However, on Boxing day at lunch, this seems like a perfect time to try out these sliders using leftover turkey. My son took over after I had sliced the buns in half, added mayo on the bottom layer, then slices of turkey, leftover tangy cranberry sauce, crumbled soft cheese on top, fresh spinach leaves, then the top buns. I had mixed Olive oil with chopped fresh parsley and minced garlic to brush on the top. The buns were covered with tin foil and baked for 10 minutes, then the foil taken off and baked for 5 to 10 minutes, until the sandwich was hot and bubbly. 

These sandwiches disappeared quickly. The only thing I didn't like was the heaviness and thickness of the purchased buns. Need a better solution here! 

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