Everyone knows I’m an amazing chef right? I’m not! Haha, gotcha!
Since I bought my own house I’m trying to get away from fast food all the time. I’ve been exploring the culinary world with very easy things… like asparagus and random things that involve chicken. Really easy stuff cuz literally, my ability to cook was measured in the amount of buttons I was required to press on a microwave.
I had a friend coming over and I wanted to be snazzy so I made some appetizers. Linaa makes these things called Pinwheels every year for the New Years Eve party and I figured I’d make those. They’re easier than making a sandwich so I figured I couldn’t go wrong… right?
1x Red Bell Pepper
1x Bag of Large Flour Tortillas*
1x Small Tub of Cream Cheese with Chives & Onions
1x Package of Shaved Ham (honey ham will make it quite sweet though so I’d go for something a bit saltier)
* – I get the tortillas that are garlic flavored, they add a bit more to the overall taste.
See, so few ingredients you have to wonder if they even have flavor right?
Take one tortilla and spread a layer of cream cheese on it. Just enough to put down a coating, this will also act as the glue that holds the pieces together when its cut. Once the cream cheese is spread out lay the ham down the center. Normal thickness on the shaved ham and you should only have to lay a row down the center (from one end to the other). Personally I like the super thin ham though so I find it takes a bit more, you need the saltiness from the ham to balance the sweet of the cream cheese and red bell pepper. Cut the bell pepper in half, gut the insides and then cut it into slivers. The bell pepper should be just long enough so that you can lay two of them end on end to run the length of the tortilla (in the same line as the ham you laid). I put them two thick (as you can see in the pic).
Roll the tortilla up and then slice it into 1/2 inch pieces. The tortilla can tear easily so cut it like you do bread. That’ll assure the best cuts for it. Try not to eat them while you make them or you’ll end up with half of what you had been planning on…
The ingredients are super simple and allow for a huge amount of variation on the basic items. Just remember to balance the salt and sweet or you can easily run it in one direction or another.