Tuesday, May 21, 2013

homemade ham and cheese hot pockets

In my quest for the ever easier packed lunch, I cam across this little diddy on Magically Delicious. Easiest meal ever. 5 ingredients, and cheaper than a box of hot pockets.
I doctored these up a little bit more than the ones on the original website by adding mustard and butter to the top (instead of egg wash).
I used ham and cheddar cheese, but next time around I plan on using turkey and swiss, but you could do any combination of meats and cheeses, or even peanut butter and jelly, shredded chicken and salsa- whatever you like.
Crimp the edges either with a fork or your fingers to seal 'em up, then brush with butter, or egg wash, and pop into the oven.
These are really yummy, especially hot. Ed says that they are not too good cold (this is before I told him that they were supposed to be heated for lunch. He now demands instructions for his meals, silly boy). Pop in the microwave for 1 minute to heat from thawed, or 2 minutes from frozen.
Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
Original recipe found at Magically Delicious!
1 can refrigerated biscuits, any variety
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 lb sliced deli ham
2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
2 Tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stretch 1/2 of the biscuits into 5 inch rounds and place on greased oven pan. Top with mustard, deli ham and shredded cheese. Cover each round with another stretched biscuit and seal edges with a fork. Brush with melted butter and bake in oven for 13- 15 minutes. Serve hot or allow to cool and place in a ziplock bag to freeze for later. Enjoy!