Ham Roll-Ups

For a classic hors d’oeuvres spread, serve with an array of cheeses and antipasti.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2½ tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 4 cups vegetable oil, divided
  • ¾ cup flat beer
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz. cooked ham, sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced Swiss cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Blend together the mustard, honey and white pepper until smooth. Set aside.
  • Sift the baking soda into the flour and stir in 1 tablespoon oil. Slowly add ½ cup beer, stirring. Add as much of the remaining ¼ cup beer as necessary to form a thick batter that is not too runny. Set aside.
  • Combine the cream cheese with the scallion and Worcestershire sauce. Mix together thoroughly and set aside.
  • Cut each slice of ham into strips approximately 1 inch thick. Layer slices of cheese the same size on top of the ham. Roll up the slices. If necessary, secure with a toothpick.
  • Beat the eggs with the milk and black pepper. Make sure the egg is beaten thoroughly.
  • Add the remaining oil to a fondue pot, making sure it is not more than half full. Heat the pot on a stove element over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, move the fondue pot to the table and set up the burner. Keep the heat high.
  • Use dipping forks to spear the rolled-up ham slices, removing the toothpicks if using. Dip into the egg wash, and then coat with the batter. Cook the rolled-up ham in the hot oil until the batter is browned. Serve with the honey mustard and cream cheese mixture for dipping.