Hawaiian Panini sliders, oh yeahhhhhh

Irisa Raina 9


These bite size sandwiches are just too good to be true.

The homemade aioli puts them over the top!

I'll warn you ahead of time they are a little messy. So have plenty of napkins around.

Use any lunch meat and cheese that suits your taste.

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hawaiian sweet rolls original { sliced like for sandwiches }
1 cup sauerkraut { rinsed and drained very well } freeze the rest for another use
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
deli pastrami { sliced thin } about ¼ pound
deli ham { sliced thin } about ¼ pound
deli swiss cheese { i have it sliced a wee bit thicker than the lunchmeat } about 4 or 5 slices


6 cloves dry roasted garlic
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
½ cup mayo { not miracle whip }
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
3 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice



2Make this the day before or at least several hours before.

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3Smash the garlic into a paste with the salt.

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4In a bowl, add the garlic paste and lemon juice and mix completely. I use Meyers lemons but use what you have but please do not use the bottled stuff.

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5Add the mayo and mustard and mix very well.
Refrigerate till you are ready to make the panini’s.

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6In a colander rinse and drain very well the sauerkraut. Put the butter in a sauté pan and sauté the sauerkraut and cook on low for about 5 minutes. Set aside and let the mixture cool.

7Get your panini pan hot, I set it to 325.

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8Lay out all the of the rolls and put a small amount of the aioli on each of the bottoms and tops.

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9Cut the deli meats and cheese to fit the buns, and then add the ham, kraut, cheese and pastrami. . I use three slices of ham and two slices of cheese and I piled on the pastrami for each sandwich.

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10Place them on the panini pan, I grilled them for about 5 or 6 minutes.

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11This will depend on your pan. If you don’t have a panini pan just use a frying pan and cook on each side.
Serve with chips and baby dill pickles…..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Garlic aioli