I like having little statues of pigs around because they're a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Have one of these mini-sandwiches and your appetite will be blessed with good fortune. Have several, and you'd best stay away from the scale. If making these for a party, just multiply the ingredient amounts by 1 1/2 (for 36 servings) or 2 (for 48 servings), figuring one per person, or maybe two. These are also delicious with soup instead of the usual fat-laden buttery crackers.
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICHES
Makes 24 appetizer servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 375* for 10 to 12 minutes
Nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
All purpose flour, for rolling
12 pieces (1 ounce each) frozen bread roll dough or frozen bread dough, thawed
Dijon-style mustard (optional)
12 extra-thin slices Black Forest ham (about 3 ounces)
12 thin slices reduced fat cheese such as cheddar or Monterey Jack (about 2 ounces)
Sesame seeds (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375*. Coat nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. On lightly floured board, using floured rolling pin, roll each piece of dough out to a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch square. If desired, spread each with a little mustard.
2. On top of each dough square, place 1 slice ham and 1 slice cheese, folded to fit neatly. Roll up dough to enclose filling. Cut in half and trim edges if necessary. Roll in sesame seeds if desired. Place, seam side down and 1 inch apart, on prepared baking sheet.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through and dough is golden brown.
NUTRIENT VALUE PER SERVING
4 g protein
1 g fat (16% fat)
7 g carbohydrate
248 mg sodium
3 mg cholesterol
Taken from Richard Simmons Farewell to Fat Cookbook (c) 1996.