Crispy Ham and Cheese Phyllo Bites

This recipe makes 30 Hors d’oeuvres.


  • ½ Lb. Ham, chopped finely
  • ½ Lb. Swiss cheese, or any favorite cheese-shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. Shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. Flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. Softened butter, (1/2 of a stick)
  • 4 Phyllo dough sheets
  • ½ cup Olive oil or you can use olive oil or butter flavored spray
  • Black pepper to taste


  • To make the filling, combine in a bowl the ham, cheese, shallots, parsley and softened butter. Mix until the mixture is thoroughly coated with the butter. Season to taste with black pepper. Reserve.
  • To assemble strudels, lay one sheet of the phyllo dough on the counter, keeping the others covered to prevent drying out, so the 16” side is facing you.
  • Lightly brush this sheet with a thin layer of olive oil. Cover this sheet of dough with another sheet of phyllo dough,and brush entirely with more olive oil.
  • Now, place half of the ham and cheese stuffing in a tight cylinder shape on the phyllo dough, extending to both the left and right ends.
  • Now, tightly roll the dough around the filling into a cigar shape. Place this roll, seam side facing down, on a cookie sheet lined with a sprayed cooling rack. Repeat with the other three sheets of dough to have two cigar shapes. Using a serrated knife, make a slight incision into the top of each roll every inch to have 15 portions from each roll.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven until deep golden. Remove from the oven, let cool 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and slice each roll into 15 portions where you previously marked the dough. Place the strudels on a serving platter and enjoy!

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