Monday, November 8, 2010

French Cheese Puffs with Ham

These are basically cream puffs, but the ingredients are adjusted to make a savory appetizer instead of a sweet dessert. They're best served hot, but are still good at room temperature.

French Cheese Puffs with Ham

1/3 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup flour
3 eggs
1 cup chopped ham
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried parsley or chives

Bring butter and water to a boil; stir in flour and cook until it forms a ball. Cool a bit, then beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in ham, cheese and parsley. Drop by tablespoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400°. Makes about 2 dozen.

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