Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Homemade Hot Pockets Version 1

My husband is a fan of hot pockets. I'm not exactly sure why, but he likes them. I was in the store a few weeks back and flipped the box over just to take a look at what I was feeding him and was stunned. There was so much fat, sodium and calories in just one of the pockets. I knew I just had to come up with my own recipe for hot pockets.

I essentially created mine like you would a calzone. I used pizza dough and stuffed it with ham and cheese. Then I sealed them, gave it a little egg wash and popped it in the oven.

Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets

Pizza dough ( I use Emeril's Pizza Crust)
1 pound thin sliced deli ham
1 pound sliced or shredded cheese
1 egg, beaten
Sauce for dipping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees,

Cut dough into 10 pieces, roll into a large, thin circle.

Cover one half of the dough in ham and cheese, leaving about an 1/8 inch of dough. Fold to create a pocket. Seal pocket by pressing a fork around the sides. Flip and seal the back. Place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining ingredients, making sure not to overfill.

Brush with an egg wash, and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Remove from oven, allow to cool completely, and place in freezer bags.

When you want them for lunch, microwave them for about 2-3 minutes and serve with your favorite sauce.

Happy Cooking!


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