Asparagus Ham Swirls

Asparagus Ham Swirls

Asparagus Ham Swirls


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


I came across the recipe for this hot appetizer years ago and have made it with friends and co-workers.  Asparagus, ham and cheese combine into a fun finger food.

            Nancy Ingersol                                                                 Midlothian, Illinois


Asparagus Ham Swirls Recipe

Asparagus Ham Swirls

14 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

16 thin slices fully cooked ham

16 slices process Swiss cheese

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup dry bread crumbs

Canola oil


In a large skillet, cook asparagus in a small amount of water until crisp-tender, about 6-8 minutes; drain well.  Spread about 1 teaspoon of mustard on each ham slice.  Top with one slice of cheese.

Place an asparagus spear at one end (trim to fit if needed).  Roll up each ham slice tightly; secure with three toothpicks.  Dip ham rolls in egg, then roll in bread crumbs.

In an electric skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 350 F.  Fry rolls, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.  Drain on paper towels; keep warm.

Cut each roll between the toothpicks into three pieces.           4 dozen


(Recipe for Asparagus Ham Swirls was on, 2014)


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