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Emeril's Ham and Cheese Bites

A Great Starter From Emeril Lagasse

GMA Recipes Appetizer
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This starter from Emeril Lagasse is fresh and flavorful. It makes 24 hor d'oeuvres.


  • 1/4 pound boiled ham, diced
  • 2 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
  • 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (14x10 inches - found in frozen-food section), defrosted and cut into 2-inch squares
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tsp water
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

    In a medium-size mixing bowl -- combine ham, cheeses, black pepper, Worcestershire, hot sauce, shallots and mayonnaise. Mix well.

    Brush 24 of the pastry squares with the beaten egg wash, then put a heaping teaspoon of the ham and cheese mixture in the center of each square. Top with the remaining 24 pastry squares and using your fingers, gently seal the edges together. Put the squares on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with egg wash. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

    Serves: 24 hor d'oeuvres

    Recipe copyright ©1999 by Emeril Lagasse

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: ham, swiss, sharp cheddar, shallots

    Course: Appetizer/Starter

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