Funeral sandwiches the name only takes me off! Well, this is not the last time we are going to make it and so obvious with the ingredients in hand, we can make it any time. But the reason behind its name is somewhat different. Never thought I will be sharing funeral dishes with you people, it just takes me one step back to think of losing someone.
But back in the time, it was a Southern Funeral Tradition to serve the attendants of the deceased with food and drinks and Funeral Sandwiches was a common sandwich made on such a day often served with wine. The family of the deceased used to receive food gifts from friends and family that includes “fried chicken, baked ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, rolls, pound cake, and endless pies.” Casseroles and “funeral potatoes” (hash browns, sour cream, and cream soup that is topped with a cornflakes crust) were also popular.
Let’s jump on to the making of the delightful dish that will portray the last love of the gone one!
How much time it will take:
Ingredients for Funeral Sandwiches:
|King’s Hawaiian Rolls||1 packet|
|Ham deli meat||1 lb|
|Thinly sliced Swiss cheese||To taste|
|Melted butter||½ cup|
|Worcestershire sauce||3 tbsp|
|Brown sugar||2 tbsp|
|Onion powder||1 dash|
Nutritional facts for Funeral Sandwiches:
|Value of 1 serving|
|Funeral Sandwiches Calories||220|
|Total Fat||15 g|
How to make Funeral Sandwiches | Recipe:
- Cut each roll in half, lengthwise and place bottom halves on the bottom of a baking pan.
- Layer bottom half with ham slices and cheese and place the top half back on.
- In a bowl, Mix together the butter, Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar and onion powder. Pour sauce over sandwiches, drenching each one. Cover tightly and marinate anywhere from 4-24 hours. Overnight works best!
- Preheat oven to 350°. Bake for 15 minutes uncovered, or until cheese is melted and bun tops are a bit golden.
When you think of new beginnings it is the family or that one close person to the deceased which needs a new beginning. The Southern Funeral Tradition approved of it as a reason to socialize. A genuine feeling to say and feel that, it felt good to see the long forgotten friends and family. With that note serve and rather than mourning jump to your new beginnings now. Serve and let us know how you felt tasting an eternity on a blissful day and remember you need to start a new!