Recipe by **Tinkerbell**
Totally addictive appetizer! Dill pickle rounds are the center of attention when wrapped in a blanket of cream cheese spread deli meat. An interesting appetizer I wanted to try after chef EnJenn3 described it in Topic of the Month thread. I searched and was surprised that the recipe wasn't posted here. I found different versions of it on Allrecipes and Cooks.com. I took both versions and spliced them together, based on my previous experience making similar appys, and here you have it. Herb-flavored spreadable cream cheese could also be used instead of regular. I got about 5-6 pickle rounds out of each pickle, but it will depend on how big they are to begin with.
Top Review by breezermom
Everyone I described this recipe to thinks it will be awful, but once they taste it.....its a winner!! I used regular roast beef, but next time I am going to try cajun roast beef.....I think that will make these even better!! Perfect combination of creamy and salty.....wonderful football food. Thanks for sharing!
- 8 kosher dill pickles, whole
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 ounces sour cream (or you can use all cream cheese)
- 3 ounces meat (deli-sliced roast beef or ham, not ultra thinly sliced)
- 1 -2 tablespoon horseradish cream (optional, but really good with roast beef)
Directions See How It's Made
- Using paper towels, gently pat the pickles and the meat slices dry.
- Combine the cream cheese, sour cream & horseradish (if using), together in a small bowl.
- On a cutting board, or clean surface, lay out 1 slice of deli meat (if the meat is sliced thin enough to have holes, use two slices, one on top of the other) and gently spread with cheese mixture.
- Lay one pickle along the edge of the meat and roll up tightly.
- Repeat with remaining meat, cheese & pickles, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Before serving, slice pickles into 1/2-3/4 inch rounds with a sharp knife.