In this Spanish tapa, ham slices are filled with mustard-spiced cream cheese and pickles. After the filled ham has been chilled thoroughly, it is sliced into bite-size portions.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, pickles, mustard, and chives.

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  • Spoon 1/5 of the mixture onto each ham slice, then roll ham slices up carefully. Wrap each roll in aluminum foil, and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.

  • When you are ready to serve, unwrap the ham 'roulettes', and slice. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

138.4 calories; 5.4 g protein; 3.1 g carbohydrates; 41.3 mg cholesterol; 779 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I love those ham/cream cheese/pickle roll ups that you see at parties so this was a shoo in! I love to keep these around for a quick snack. I think it's best with the refrigerated kosher dills and dijon mustard. I use jar chives also to make it quicker to prepare. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I made these to take to a Mardi Gras parade for about 20 family members. They did all get eaten but that isn't really an accomplishment with this group. I didn't hear much as far as rave reviews which I did for some of the other dishes I brang so they rate an okay. Visually they are not very appealing. My brother thought they looked like potatoe salad rolled up in ham. My dad thought that was what they were. I thought they looked like deviled egg filling. I did make a few changes because the other reviewers complained about the mess and didn't have trouble with the mess issue. I cut the pickles down to two. I thought the pickle taste was still very strong. I decreased the mustard to about 1 tablespoon. I left the chives out because I forgot to buy some and added about 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I put about 1/4 cup of filling on each slice of ham and ended up with about 8 rolls. They were not really that messy. I may make again just because they were so easy. I will have to find a way to adjust the filling so it doesn't look like potatoe salad though. Read More
(25)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I love those ham/cream cheese/pickle roll ups that you see at parties so this was a shoo in! I love to keep these around for a quick snack. I think it's best with the refrigerated kosher dills and dijon mustard. I use jar chives also to make it quicker to prepare. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I made these to take to a Mardi Gras parade for about 20 family members. They did all get eaten but that isn't really an accomplishment with this group. I didn't hear much as far as rave reviews which I did for some of the other dishes I brang so they rate an okay. Visually they are not very appealing. My brother thought they looked like potatoe salad rolled up in ham. My dad thought that was what they were. I thought they looked like deviled egg filling. I did make a few changes because the other reviewers complained about the mess and didn't have trouble with the mess issue. I cut the pickles down to two. I thought the pickle taste was still very strong. I decreased the mustard to about 1 tablespoon. I left the chives out because I forgot to buy some and added about 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I put about 1/4 cup of filling on each slice of ham and ended up with about 8 rolls. They were not really that messy. I may make again just because they were so easy. I will have to find a way to adjust the filling so it doesn't look like potatoe salad though. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I love those ham/cream cheese/pickle roll ups that you see at parties so this was a shoo in! I love to keep these around for a quick snack. I think it's best with the refrigerated kosher dills and dijon mustard. I use jar chives also to make it quicker to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
It's good but mine came out so messy it's hard to make it look good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Great party recipe make sure you make enough because there won't be any leftovers. A little bit messy to eat though we tried with tooth picks but it is definately a wonderful finger appetizer.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
Why not take a tortilla especially a colorful spinach or roasted red pepper type spread the filling onto the tortilla top with the ham and roll up chill cut and serve? To avoid the filling's 'potato salad' look other reviewers complained about you could actually keep the ingredients separate and layer them...even leaving the pickle spears whole and placing them length-wise on the tortilla before you roll it and having the pickle in the center of your roll-up. Hope this helps. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2009
Messy! ALTERNATIVE RECIPE: Large whole dill pickles Deli Ham sliced thin but not shaved Mix: a little softened cream cheese a little mayo a little mustard of choice and a sprinkling of chives. Method: Drain and dry liquid from whole dill pickles. Spread mixture very thinly on slices of ham. Place whole pickle at one end of ham and carefully roll up tightly. Refrigerate a couple of hours. When ready to serve slice each in slices about 1/2 thick. Stick each with a toothpick and arrange on a platter. Watch how fast they go! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2006
I gave this 3 stars because it tastes OK but I probably won't make again due to messy appearance. My husband LOVES ham and these really didn't appeal to him much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2009
This is OK but to make it better spread your cream cheese mixture on the ham slices then place a thinly sliced piece of Swiss cheese on top. Spread a little more of the cream cheese on the Swiss roll up..chill...slice. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/09/2009
I did not like this I had to change it up: #1 = spread cream cheese on ham put a whole pickle at one end and roll up and put in the fridge for a few hours then slice. I also do the cream cheese on the ham then put a green onion on one end and roll up then put in the fridge for a few hours slice and stick with a tooth pick! Read More
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