Melt-in-Your Mouth Ham Rolls

posted Jan 27, 2016, 9:53 AM by Old Lex Mercantile, LLC   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 2:34 PM ]
Start with a 2 lb Edwards Petite Virginia Ham, sliced as thinly as possible (almost shaved).  You won't need the whole ham for this -- probably about 1/4 - 1/3 of a pound, depending on how full you want to stuff the rolls.  This ham is so flavorful, a little bit will go a long way.
Next, you'll need a package of Parker House Style rolls (we like Sister Shubert's -- available in the freezer section of most grocery stores) and one stick of softened unsalted butter (please use real butter!).  

Remove the rolls from the package and the foil pan, keeping the entire batch in tact.  Next, using a large serrated knife, cut the batch in half horizontally by slowly working your knife through it.  Now you should have a top and a bottom.  Next, cut one of the rolls to separate it from the rest of the batch.  This will serve as your "key" when you re-assemble the rolls.
 Lift the top off of the bottom and lay it cut side up.  Note the "key" helps keep the top and bottom pieces properly aligned.
Slather the top and the bottom with a layer of softened butter.  An offset knife (like you might use to frost a cake) works very well here.  Don't forget to butter the "key" too!  I usually use most of the stick of butter.  

Place the bottom back into the foil pan and cover with the sliced ham.  (I tend to crumble the ham into small pieces so the ham rolls will be easier to slice and serve.)  Keep an eye on your "key" so you can keep everything lined up when you re-assemble.   
Put the top half of the rolls back on, cover with foil, and heat in a 350 degree oven for 10 - 15 minutes (until soft and squishy).

Slice and enjoy!