Make a delicious twist on a ham sandwich.
This is a food recipe that can be made by anybody that knows how to use an oven (Kids, ask your parents). It's a great snack or appetizer for parties or can be ate as an entire meal for college students.
A Pack of Biscuits - either Homestyle or Flakey
Ham Salad - approximately .75 lbs
Cheddar Cheese - 2 cups
A Cooking Sheet or Cooking Pan
This recipe will serve 2 for a full meal or an appetizer for 4-5 people
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Step 1: Getting Started:
First: WASH YOUR HANDS! Nobody likes getting sick, so be clean. If you're preparing food for others, you don't want to get them or yourself sick.
Second: Pre heat the Oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or what the package of the biscuits specify).
Step 2: The Biscuits
Unpack-age the Biscuits and put them on a sheet. (Cookie sheets work just fine) Make sure the biscuits are spread out evenly enough so that they can rise while in the oven without conjoining.
Step 3: Baking the Biscuits:
After the oven is pre-heated, put the biscuits into the oven and let them bake for the designated time on that package
Step 4: More Biscuits
Take the biscuits out of the oven and lay them on a unused surface.
CAUTION: The biscuits that come directly out of the oven are HOT. Give the biscuits some time to cool before you proceed to the next step.
Note: It is not necessary to turn off the oven; you will be using it again later.
Step 5: Assembly Part 1: Disassembling the Biscuits
Once the biscuits cool slightly take a fork and pull them apart so that they are in halves, a top and a bottom. Separate them all completely and space them evenly on the cooking pan.
Step 6: Assembly Part 2: the Ham
Take the package of ham salad, open it. Take your fork and pick up some of the ham salad; then place it on the biscuits. Repeat this process until you run out of biscuits or ham salad.
It's important to note that there is not enough ham salad to place more than a healthy amount (or excess amount) on each biscuit. If you would like to do so, you'll need to purchase more than one .75 lbs package.
Step 7: Assembly Part 3: the Cheese
Take the shredded cheddar cheese and spread it in sparing amounts over the biscuits with ham on them. The cheese should cover the biscuits but there shouldn't be a tower of cheese on each one. See picture 2 for reference.
Step 8: Preparing the Oven for Broiling
Next, you will need to Broil the biscuits to melt the cheese and make them have a slight crunch.
Most ovens have a Broil setting. Press broil and then press start to have the oven change temperature.
Step 9: Broiling the Biscuits:
After the oven is heated to the correct temperature, place the biscuits in the oven. It's a good idea to use a oven glove or a heat pad of some kind, because the cooking sheet could still be hot. Safety first.
Note: the cheese on the biscuits will melt very fast (in a matter or minutes)
Step 10: Cooling:
After the cheese is melted, turn off the oven. Take the ham sandwiches out of the oven. Wait for them to cool, and then enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe. I know I do. Feel free to leave comments and your own variations of this recipe.