Friday, October 10, 2008

Peppered Ham & Cheese Crackers

Um, yum pork??? Might have to give this one a spot on the holiday menu!

Peppered Ham & Cheese Crackers--Diabetic- -Low Carb

Source: National Pork Board

1/2 cup ground ham
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups flour

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine ham, butter, Cheddar, Parmesan,
paprika, salt and pepper in food processor; whirl until blended. Add
flour. Pulse with on-and-off motions until blended. Put dough in
cookie press, using desired shape. Press out dough onto ungreased
cookie sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake for 14-16 minutes until dark
golden in color. Cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate if not
serving immediately, or freeze up to 3 weeks.

These rich and savory crackers are easy to stir up and bake. A perfect
use for leftover ham, you can make dough ahead of time and keep in the
freezer. Remove dough from freezer about an hour before slicing or
shaping to bake.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 40
Fat: 3 grams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 2 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Sodium: 40 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams

* Cook Time: 14-16 minutes
* Servings: 65
* Serving Size: 1 cracker
* Carb Safe: Yes