Monday, March 17, 2008

J.R.-Wiches: Ooey, Gooey Party Treats

"So tangy and delish. I could see them becoming an addiction!" - F.P.

"They're slap your grandma for seconds good." - Jeremy

DallasEats was recently introduced to the greatness of J.R.-Wiches. These little beauties arrived at a small gathering in the most unassuming way (think hot celeb in ball cap and dark glasses...except with pyrex and tin foil), but soon our mouths were watering as the house was filled with the scents of melting cheese and browning butter. They emerged from the oven so golden, so tempting, that many of us risked a wicked case of pizza burn just to get to that first taste of heaven. Our courage was rewarded with what may be one of the all-time great party snacks.

J.R., a regular DallasEats blog reader, and the man behind the "Wich", has offered his recipe for these marinated, baked goodies, and we will forever remain in his debt. They're ooey, they're gooey, they're totally unique and completely delicious. Behold: J.R.-Wiches


1 package King's Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls
thin-sliced deli turkey
sliced Havarti cheese (with or without dill)


1 stick butter, melted
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
generous splash of Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbsp. poppy seeds

Make sandwiches by splitting each Hawaiian roll and generously filling with turkey and cheese. Arrange sandwiches in an oven-proof casserole dish. Combine marinade ingredients and pour over sandwiches. Cover and refridgerate overnight. To bake: Preheat oven to 350-degrees and bake until bread is browned and cheese is melted (time varies). You may also choose to briefly broil the sandwiches after they are baked for increased crispness and browning.


elizabeth said...

Sounds yummy! But does the marinade make the bottom roll soggy? I hate soggy bread.

Classy&Sassy said...

Actually, the beauty is that the whole thing really works - it's moist, but not soggy. Give 'em a try and let us know how it goes!

jruptown said...

YAY!! I am so honored to be published on Dallas-eats!! I feel so accomplished!! I am adding this to my resume' as we speak! And C&S is correct...its actually very little liquid as lost of it is butter, and will bake-off or absorb into a buttery bread kinda thing....and make extra...they are good the next day after 20 seconds in the microwave...yum! MUAH!!!

Suzy Shoup said...

This reminds me of a sandwich the cook at our sorority house used to serve in college...I'm going to have to dig that out and make them...and compare!

Erme said...

Keep up the good work.