Holiday firecrackers

Yield: 36 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 can Spam Lite luncheon meat -; (12 oz)
1 pack Monterey Jack cheese -; (8 oz)
1 pack Frozen phyllo pastry- (16 oz); thawed
\N \N Butter-flavored cooking spray
1½ cup Sliced pickled jalapeƱo pepper
\N \N Fresh chives; (optional)

Cut Spam Lite into 6 slices, and cook in a nonstick skillet over medium heat; drain well. Cut each slice into 6 strips. Cut cheese crosswise into 12 slices; cut each slice into 3 strips.

Place 1 sheet of pastry on a flat surface (keep remaining pastry covered with a damp towel). Lightly coat pastry sheet with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with 2 more pastry sheets and cooking spray.

Cut pastry stack in half lengthwise; cut each portion into 3 pieces. Repeat procedure with remaining pastry sheets and cooking spray.

Place 1 Spam Lite strip, 1 cheese strip, and 3 jalapeño pepper slices on each pastry square Starting with long end, roll pastry around Spam, cheese, and pepper slices. Twist ends to seal; place on baking sheet. Freeze 1 hour.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Tie ends with chives, if desired.

This recipe yields 3 dozen.

Bonus: For Mediterranean Crackers: You may substitute 1 (13-ounce) jar Peloponnese roasted sweet pepper strips, drained; 1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese; and 1 cup Peloponnese kalamata olive spread for Spam Lite, Monterey Jack cheese, and jalapeño peppers.

Source: "Official Spam website at " S(Formatted for MC5): "10-11-1999 by Joe Comiskey - jcomiskey@..." Per serving: 0 Calories (kcal); 0g Total Fat; (0% calories from fat); 0g Protein; 0g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 0mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

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