Ham and Cheese Bites

Ham and Cheese Bites
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These handheld Ham & Cheese bites are the perfect app for a crowd, and are even great snacks for kids after school. Best of all, they only take minutes to prepare and cook!

Ingredients

Directions

Ingredients:

·         1 egg, lightly beaten

·         pinch of salt

·         2 cups of cottage cheese

·         ½ cup of finely diced, cooked, ham

·         ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese

·         salt and pepper to taste

·         1 egg white, (set aside to be used later)

·         30 Nasoya Won Ton Wraps

 

Preparation Method: 

 

In a mixing bowl whisk the egg and mix in the cottage cheese, mixing until smooth. Stir in the ham, cheddar, salt, and pepper. Place in the refrigerator until ready to cook the wontons

Working one wrapper at a time, brush the outer edge of the wrapper with egg white (this will help seal the bites).

Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the cheese mixture in the center of the wrap. Fold the wrapper in half into a triangle and seal with more egg wash if needed. Place on a baking sheet until ready to cook (note, these can be frozen and cooked later).

Repeat until all of the cheese mixture has been used.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, spray skillet with nonstick spray (I used coconut oil spray) or use 1 tbsp of olive oil

Once skillet is warm place the wonton wrap in the pan- being careful not to overcrowd it, doing them in several batches.

Cook for 1 minute on each side, the outside will be lightly browned.

Place on a paper towel lined plate, keeping warm until ready to serve.

 

Video Tutorial

 

Ham and Cheese Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Ham and Cheese Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.