These are wonderful! My cousin brought them as an appetizer for Thanksgiving dinner one year, and I got the recipe. I make them for work parties, and even quick snacks at home. You can always make more or less by using more or less cream cheese and crescent rolls! Trust me, these are excellent!
Garlic oil gives these sandwiches a crisp, flavorful crust. Hawaiian rolls provide a slightly sweet contrast to the salty ham, pickles, and mustard. To make this easy supper even quicker to prepare, use precooked bacon. Serve with banana peppers.
I like to brush the interior of this sandwich with a mojo, a flavorful garlic-lime mixture. Because it’s not easy to find Cuban bread in my area, I use sub or bulky rolls, which acquire a crusty texture when pressed during cooking. If you have a panini grill, you can use it instead of pan-cooking the sandwiches.
The first few times I tried kimchi it was not, I must admit, my favorite food. Then I met my Korean-American partner, Gregory, moved in with his mom — a superb cook — and within a few months I was wholly converted. These days my mouth waters at the slightest whiff of pungent, fermented cabbage and I'll eat it with everything from fried rice to dumplings, summer rolls, or, ahem, straight out of the jar. I still have a lot to learn from Mom when it comes to kimchi making (there are over a hundred different kinds!) but this mak kimchi, or simple kimchi, recipe has been a great place to start.
Try this Easy Thai Sweet Chili Sauce recipe - it's super-easy to make and tastes better than the store-bought version. You can adjust the spice level to suit your taste, as well as the sweetness-sourness balance. Thai sweet chili sauce makes a superb condiment for many Thai dishes - excellent with chicken and fish/seafood! Also wonderful as a marinade for grilling, or as a dip for finger foods (try it with chicken wings or spring rolls!). ENJOY!