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Asparagus Ham Swirls

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 dozen

Updated: Apr. 29, 2022

I came across the recipe for this hot appetizer years ago and have made it many tomes to share with friends and co-workers. Asparagus, ham and cheese combine into a fun finger food. —Nancy Ingersol, Midlothian, Illinois
Asparagus Ham Swirls Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 16 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 16 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 16 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Canola oil

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes; drain well. Spread about 1 teaspoon of mustard on each ham slice. Top with one slice of cheese.
  2. Place an asparagus spear at one end (trim to fit if needed). Roll up each ham slice tightly; secure with three toothpicks. Dip ham rolls in egg, then roll in bread crumbs.
  3. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 350°. Fry rolls, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels; keep warm.
  4. Cut each roll between the toothpicks into three pieces.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 144 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 670mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 12g protein.

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