Sunday, January 16, 2011

McDonald's, eat your heart out!

Next time you're at Walmart, take a look in the small refrigerated gondola in front of the counter with the rotisserie chicken. Pick up a block of Hoffman's Sharp Smoked Cheddar.

Cruise over to the frozen biscuits. Pick up a bag of 20 Great Value buttermilk biscuits.

In one of the refrigerated gondolas down by the dairy, you'll find a find a thick slice of Smithfield ham. Now you have all of the ingredients.

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.

While the oven is heating, place your ham steak on a clean cutting board. Using a hard frozen biscuit for a template, take a paring knife and cut out biscuit-sized rounds of ham for as many biscuits as you need.

Using the sharpest knife you have, cut thin slices of the cheese. Two slices cut across the end of the block are adequate for each biscuit. Hint: do not unwrap the cheese. Cut through the wrapper, then store the unused portion in a zip lock bag. It keeps way better if you have not touched the unused part.

Place ham medallions into a frying pan. Top each medallion with 2 slices of cheese. Turn heat on 1 and cover with a lid. NOTE: The object is not to melt the cheese but just to soften it up slightly. If you get it too warm, it will slide around on your biscuit.

Pop biscuits into your pre-heated oven. I recommend baking for low end of suggested time. You don't want your biscuits over baked or they will crumble on you. My Cuisinart counter-top convection oven turns 'em out perfect in 12 minutes!

Carefully slice hot biscuits evenly, insert ham and cheese, and enjoy. You'll be surprised how satisfying just one of these is for breakfast. The smoked ham / smoked cheddar combination is delicious.

Mine really hit the spot this morning. CJ agrees.

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