Thursday, February 2, 2012

Deviled Ham Spread - Bocaditos

Bocaditos are a very popular Cuban snack.  You will find that at just about every party you go to in Miami.  However after moving to Virginia I had to learn to make this yummy treat.  I was surprised at just how easy it is.

Ingredients - Makes 24 mini sandwiches

8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
2 8oz cans of deviled ham - Substitute 1pound ham steak pureed in the food processor with 1 tbsp spicy mustard and a dash of hot sauce if you don't want to use the cans.
1/4 cup sweet relish
1/4 finely chopped pimentos (Roasted red peppers)
2 packages of 12 rolls - I like potato rolls or Kings Hawaiian sweet butter rolls

Beat cream cheese and mayo together with a hand mixer

Chop pimentos finely

Add pimento, relish and ham - Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours to firm up.  You can skip the chill but the mixture will be a bit loose if you do.  If you don't have time to chill before making sandwiches try reducing the amount of mayo or just serve with crackers.

Cut rolls across lengthwise

Spread mixture evenly across the rolls

Put the top back on the rolls and gently holding the top and bottom pull the rolls apart into separate sandwiches.  This makes 24 roll sized servings or you can slice each roll in half and make 48 2 bite servings.


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