recipe for ham rolls: the invited guest for every dinner party

December 20, 2006 at 4:59 pm 4 comments

“Ham rolls: the uninvited guest at every dinner party,” said my husband when I told him I was going to make them for the Christmas party we were hosting.

“Uninvited guest!! ?? What are you talking about? Lots of people love ham rolls,” I replied.

I learned how to make them from my mom because she takes them to family and church gatherings and now I do the same. After seeing these appetizers disappear at the party, my husband changed his mind and decided that the ham rolls were invited afterall. The easy recipe follows:

Ingredients:

  • ham, sliced about thin to medium at the deli– If your ham is too thin, it will rip easily and if it’s too thick, it won’t roll. I prefer honey ham.
  • block of cream cheese, softened–if you use the kind that comes in a tub, it gets mushy and the rolls won’t retain their shape very well
  • green onions with spiky ends cut off

  • Spread cream cheese onto a ham slice. Do this slowly and carefully or the ham might rip.
  • Then cut an onion the size of your ham slice. Place on one end of the ham and roll tightly.
  • repeat until you have as many as you want
  • refrigerate for awhile for best results before slicing
  • slice about half an inch to an inch thick and arrange on plate for serving. I usually cut a little bit off each end and save for later because the ends don’t make the best presentation.

If you enjoyed reading this, you might like an ode to my mixer.

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Entry filed under: christmas, cooking, entertaining, recipes.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alisa Beatty  |  December 22, 2006 at 12:34 am

    Glad Todd has come around – they’re yummy!

    Reply
  • 2. Brian  |  January 22, 2007 at 5:46 am

    hmmm. like kentucky sushi.

    Reply
  • 3. Samuel  |  December 19, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Boy Todd, you were almost on the ‘bad’ list to shuck mom’s ham rolls! yummy! keep cookin’ Sis.

    your brother

    Reply
  • 4. Jessica  |  June 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    instead of onion we use a slice of a pickle 🙂

    Reply

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