The Country Cook: Inside Out Grilled Cheese

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Inside Out Grilled Cheese

So, let's talk Easter. Specifically, Easter dinner and dinner leftovers. We always have leftover ham. But, I always make enough just for that reason. Sometimes, if we're in the mood, we might make a bean and ham soup. But, if we have any extra King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls left from Easter dinner, then I make these. Because we always gotta have sweet rolls at our Easter table. My son can plow through about 5 rolls all by himself. Wait, who am I kidding? I will buy an extra pack of rolls just to make these. Inside Out Grilled Ham & Cheese. Sometimes I make it with just the cheese and add in some tomato and fresh basil. I mean, who doesn't love a warm, gooey cheese sandwich?
The Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls take these from good to over-the-top yummolicious! All you're going to do is slice the rolls in half (all in one go) and flip them inside out (hence the name) and put in your yummy leftover ham and cheese and whatever else your family wants. And the key secret to make the best grilled cheese? Mayonnaise! Instead of slathering butter on the outside of your rolls, you are going to slather on mayonnaise. It not only adds to the flavor but it makes the outside crispy and golden brown. 
1/2 lb. honey ham, sliced
1/4 lb. sliced Provolone cheese
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. dried minced onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Cut across all the rolls lengthwise. Just make one long even cut. Note: I spread out a long sheet of parchment paper or wax paper on my counter before preparing these. It just makes the clean up easier when I'm done. 
 Then flip the rolls inside out. The outsides of the rolls are now going to be your insides!
 Start placing the ham down on top of the rolls. Just layering it as even as you can.
 Now top with the sliced cheese. Sprinkle the seasoned salt and minced onion on top of the cheese layer.
Gently place the other half of the rolls on top. Spread the outside of this bread layer with an even but generous layer of mayonnaise. Start heating up your large pan or griddle on medium-high heat.
Once your skillet has heated up, place entire sandwich (very carefully) mayonnaise-side down onto the skillet. 
Then spread mayonnaise on the side that is now on top.  
Put the lid on and let the one side get golden. 
This will also help the ham and cheese warm up.
Once the rolls have started to turn golden brown, flip the whole thing over. 
I use two spatulas (one on each end) to help me flip it over easily. 
Put the lid back on (keeping heat on medium) and allow the opposite side to brown and to allow the cheese to finish melting. 
Place the entire sandwich onto a serving platter or a large plate. 
I just used one of my larger cutting boards.
Then all you gotta do is slice and then let everyone help themselves.

Also, for a fabulous Easter breakfast, I really recommend you give the King's Hawaiian Famous French Toast recipe a try. It is one of our absolute favorites! Can't get enough? Check out my recipe for Kings Hawaiian Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kings Hawaiian. The opinions and text are all mine.

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