Ham, Cheese, and Pineapple Egg Rolls

As you might have seen from my last post regarding my Root Beer Glazed Ham, it is obvious that I had plenty of leftovers due to the size of that beast. As my son pretty much devoured much of it through the next couple of days, I made sure to save a bag of scraps, if you will, for my own pleasure as I had a couple of ideas up my sleeve in terms of recipes. I’m not going to kid around, and I will be honest in admitting that I love ham. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and now, with this idea, I can eat it as a snack.

As I normally do during the weekend hours, I snoop around my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer, taking a more detailed inventory as to what I have in stock. I do this to come up with ideas for recipes during the week, but also come up with quick ideas as to what I can remove on a more immediate basis and throw something together. That’s when I saw my leftover bag of ham, a package of spring roll wrappers, a can of pineapple, and well, cheese sticks. This is why I am now serving ham, cheese, and pineapple egg rolls.

Ham, Cheese, and Pineapple Egg Rolls

I also made these because, well, I love egg rolls. Hands down one of the simplest and most delicious things to eat, plus you can get super creative when it comes to stuffing these bad boys.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Spring Roll Wrappers, thawed
  • 4 Mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1 cup of cooked ham, chopped
  • 1 pineapple ring, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
  • 1 egg, beaten

Now let me just say that I was never a fan of the ham and pineapple combination, especially when it came to pizza, however there is something to be said about the combination whereas the the pineapple really does cut through some of that fatty and oiliness. I knew this would be a great combination, and it was.

Start by preparing all of your ingredients, then heat a small pot, with the oil, on medium heat.

As the oil is heating, start making your egg rolls. I’m a huge fan of Tyj Spring Roll Pastry wrappers from Spring Home, and as a matter of fact, they are my go-to wrappers, but you use what you like.

How to make ham, cheese, and pineapple egg rolls

Lay a spring roll wrapper onto your plate, and add a cheese stick near the middle of the wrapper. Make sure the point of the egg roll faces you (See how to roll an egg roll), then add a quarter of the diced ham, and pineapple, laying along the cheese stick. Roll, fold the edges, then brush the top point with the beaten egg. Roll and seal.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Place in the preheated oil, about 350 degrees. Deep fry until they are golden brown. Remove with tongs, and place on a paper lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Dig in.

These ham, cheese, and pineapple egg rolls were pretty awesome. They are everything you love in a ham and cheese, but then you get that sweetness from the pineapple, and that just locks in the deal. It’s a wonderful surprise of flavor! These are perfect any time of the day if you ask me. Hope you enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

One thought on “Ham, Cheese, and Pineapple Egg Rolls

  1. and use a good marinara or pizza sauce for dipping and you have portable hawaiian pizzas! 🙂 I love ham and pineapple on pizza- this is right up my ally!!

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