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Asparagus Ham Swirls

Type: Cheese, Eggs, Vegetables
Courses: Starters and appetizers, Vegetarian
Serves: 48 people

Recipe Ingredients

16   Fresh asparagus spears - trimmed
3 tablespoons 45mlDijon mustard
16 slices  Ham - fully cooked
16 slices  Swiss cheese - process
2   Eggs - beaten
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozDry bread crumbs
  Cooking oil

Recipe Instructions

In a skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes; drain well. Srpead about 1 teaspoon of mustard on each ham slice. Top with one slice of cheese. Place an asparagus spear at one end (Trim to fit, if needed) . Roll up each ham sliced tightly, secure with three toothpicks. Dip ham roll in egg, then roll in bread crumbs.

In an electric skillet, heat 1 inch oil to 350F. Fry rolls a few at a time, until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels; keep warm. Cut each roll between the toothpicks into three pieces.

Taste of Home Magazine, April/May, '97, p. 30


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