Hot Slider Recipes In Anticipation Of The Georgia/Mississippi State Game


Georgia started the year with a great win in South Bend over Notre Dame.

Loran Smith…wrote of the civility and hospitality shown to Georgia fans by the Notre Dame faithful.  I think you would enjoy his perspective posted in the Athens Banner.

Smith: Civility rules among Fighting Irish fans

Click here to read his tribute to Notre Dame fans.

I especially liked this excerpt…

“The more that ambitious institutions raise funds, the more opportunities exalted researchers and scientists are able to achieve in their fields. This also was a reminder of the comments from a former college president who once said something akin to this: “Be nice to your A+ student. He will earn a PhD and bring great recognition to your institution as a scientist and researcher, but also be nice to your B+ student. He will succeed in business and build a lab for that A+ student to do his research.”

After visiting all 14 SEC schools and many ACC schools, I would love to experience a game at Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State…

Georgia’s  3rd game of the season will be against Mississippi State, just off a strong upset victory over 12th ranked LSU.

Mississippi State is for real and their quarterback, Nick Fitzgerald sure looked good to me.  He had 2 passing and 2 rushing touchdowns.

Georgia losing starting quarterback, Jacob Eason, to a knee injury in the first game, hurts.  Jake Fromm entered the game as quarterback and with 2 fabulous running backs, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel the running game should be strong.

Looking forward to this game and to celebrate both schools I am including 2 recipes for that old tailgating standby…

HAMMIES…HAM AND SWISS CHEESE SLIDERS

Georgia Style

Sliders Ham & Cheese with Poppy Seed photo by Kathy Miller

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 24 small party buns (or 12 Hawaiian rolls)
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 pound sliced ham
  • 8 ounces Swiss cheese, sliced

Instructions

  1. Spread the butter on cut sides of bun, reserving 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Saute the onion in the reserved butter until clear.
  3. Add the poppy seeds and dry mustard.  Mix well.  Remove from heat.
  4. Layer the ham, cheese and some of the onion mixture on half of each roll.
  5. Replace roll tops. Wrap in foil.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Kathy's Comments:  These sliders are perfect for tailgating.  I transport in foil in a Pyrex Portable carrier kept warm with a hot pack.

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Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com

 Mississippi State is known for its Vallagret Cheese, a “Norwegian style of Swiss cheese that has a buttery, mild and slightly sweet-nutty taste” according to the MSU Cheese Store.  Dave and I visited the store on our trip to Starkville and MSU.  Christmas ordering is now available.

My version of the traditional Ham and Cheese Sliders with a twist…roasted red pepper and rosemary

VALLAGRET CHEESE SLIDERS

Vallagret Cheese Sliders photo by Kathy Miller

Ingredients

  • 24 small party buns (or 12 Hawaiian rolls)
  • 8 ounces Vallagret cheese, thinly sliced (or any mild, buttery swiss)
  • 2 roasted red peppers, sliced or finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Slice party buns in half.
  2. Place Vallagret cheese on bottom half.
  3. Add red peppers, garlic and rosemary.
  4. Cover with top half of rolls.
  5. Brush with olive oil.
  6. Wrap in foil and bake in 350 degree oven until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

Notes

Keep hot in travel packs for tailgate. Most everyone has tailgated with “hammies”. Cocktail size buns with ham, swiss cheese, poppy seeds and onions, wrapped in foil and baked. This is my Mississippi State version using their Vallagret cheese recipe from the MSU Cheese Store.

By KathyMillerTime

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Recipe Printed from www.kathymillertime.com

Another game I’ll be watching besides the Tennessee Game…Duke/UNC…
A big instate rivalry!
Watch for my Duke style slider recipe…a little Blue Devil blue as in blueberry preserves!
My UNC friends…how about your favorite slider?

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.

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1 Comment

  • Kathy Miller says:

    The Gasparilla Cookbook (Junior League of Tampa) has a similar Hammie recipe. Thanks Dave for letting me know. I think this is one of those recipes that finds its way to every tailgate. I wonder how originally came up with the recipe?

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