We had a few leftover ham cubes and rather than throwing them back into the bag, I fried them up with white cheddar and we had them with green grapes for supper. We were getting a bit too old for a full supper and a while back we took to light eating with the evening news or watching a lecture on ethics or philosophy. It’s starting to look a bit futile, but I am still trying to figure out the world. Anyway our sit down meal is between noon and 2PM. … But back to supper! The ham should be fully cooked; these yummy ham n cheese bites fry up super fast. Good hot or cold, they make the perfect hot appies for any get together. 

Ham N Cheese Bites

lean cooked ham piece
piece of white hard cheese, I used aged white cheddar

1 cup flour
1 lightly beaten egg
1 cup fine breadcrumbs
oil for deep frying

  • Cut the ham into small uniform cubes. Avoid fat and connecting tissues.
  • Cut the cheese into slightly smaller cubes than the ham.
  • Pair them up and pierce through with a toothpick.
  • Place the flour and the bread crumbs separately in two shallow bowls.
  • Place the beaten egg in a cup for easy dipping.
  • One by one gently roll the ham n cheese bites into flour to fully coat.
  • Dip into in the beaten egg to fully coat.
  • Finally dip into the breadcrumbs to fully coat.
  • Set them on a plate and heat up the oil on medium.
  • Deep fry bites until golden brown. It will only take a minute or two.
  • If you fry the bites in a small amount of oil, turn them until each side is golden brown. Do not leave them, these will brown very quickly.
  • Drain on paper towels and serve immediately. These will be good cold too.

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