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Cheddar and Hot Mustard Sandwiches

Yield 4 dozen
Traditional English pub fare inspired the robust flavor of these simple sandwiches. Serve with ale or Merlot.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar hot mustard (we tested with Inglehoffer)
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 slices pumpernickel bread, crusts removed (we tested with Pepperidge Farm)
  • 12 slices sourdough bread, crusts removed (we tested with Cobblestone Mill)

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Spread about 3 tablespoons cheese mixture onto each pumpernickel bread slice. Top each with a sourdough bread slice. Cut each sandwich into four squares. Arrange sandwiches on a serving platter, some pumpernickel side up and some sourdough side up.

  2. Polka-Dot Sandwiches: To make sandwiches more artistic, cut 4 small circles from each pumpernickel slice and 4 small circles from each sourdough slice using a 3/4" to 1" biscuit cutter. Place the white sourdough circles in holes in pumpernickel. Place the brown pumpernickel circles in the holes n the sourdough slices. Assemble sandwiches as directed.

Christmas with Southern Living 2000