Tasty ham swirls a surefire hit with dinner guests Entertaining: Simple pinwheels make fine last-minute dish.

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June 03, 1998|By Rita Calvert | Rita Calvert,Special to The Sun

This dish is great for company you've invited on the spur of the moment -- it's beautiful but simple. Spirals of honey ham are swirled with spinach and creamy cheeses. Vegetables of the season, such as fresh asparagus, marry well with the pinwheels. Follow up for dessert with a high-quality ice cream buried in fudge sauce (which can even be the low-fat variety).

Ham, Spinach and Feta Spirals

Serves 4

1/2 cup diced scallions

1 cup fresh bread cubes (crust removed)

10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1 cup part-skim ricotta

1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 egg white

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dill weed

salt and pepper to taste

L 12 ounces honey-baked ham, sliced into 1/8-inch thick slices

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together the scallions, bread cubes, spinach, ricotta, feta, egg white, garlic, dill, salt and pepper. Place the ham on a flat surface and spread each slice with equal portions of spinach mixture. Roll up jellyroll style and place seam side down on a nonstick (or greased) baking pan. Secure with a toothpick if spirals seem stubborn.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing into 1/2-inch thick rounds.

Per serving: 314 calories, 8 grams saturated fat, 1 gram polyunsaturated fat, 11 grams complex carbohydrates

Menu

Ham, Spinach And Feta Spirals

Steamed Asparagus

Coconut Ice Cream With Fudge Sauce

Pub Date: 6/03/98

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