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Friday, February 26, 2010
Yummy Caramelized Sweet Onion Sandwiches
My neighbor was telling me about these lunch meats that have been on sale at the Deli counter at the local grocery store. They are made by Kretschmar and called “Ham Off the Bone” and "Turkey Off the Bone”. They are pretty close to a real chunk of meat. I thought I’d try them. I happened to pick up a bag of day old onion rolls from Kroger and Sargento had a BOGO on sliced cheeses. Total cost for four deluxe sandwiches came to $7.00.
3 large onions, thinly sliced lengthwise
3 Tbsp. butter
½ lb. thinly sliced Kretschmar Ham Off the Bone
½ lb. thinly sliced Kretschmar Turkey Off the Bone
½ cup Ken’s Sweet Vidalia Onion Salad Dressing
4 Onion rolls
4 slices (3 oz.) Swiss cheese
Caramelize onions: Sauté onions slowly in a well seasoned skillet over low heat with 1 tsp. butter until well cooked. Do not burn! Keep heat low.
Fix loose meat filling: Slice lunchmeat crosswise into 1/2” wide strips. Sauté in well seasoned skillet over medium heat until nicely warmed up. Add sweet onion dressing. Stir and simmer over low heat until some of the liquid evaporates.
Grill rolls: Slice rolls in half. Butter each cut side with a tsp. of butter. Grill cut side down on a well seasoned skillet or griddle. Set on plates.
Assemble sandwiches: Put a slice of cheese on bottom roll. Layer ¼ of meat over cheese. Top meat with ¼ of caramelized onions. Put on top of roll.