Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
I am not sure where this recipe came from or how they were named, but my Mom used to make these at least once a month. When they're done they do kind of look like unopened roses. Now my sister and I make them by the dozens for every family gathering. They will keep for several days in the refrigerator also! This is just the basic recipe. Be careful--they can be VERY addicting!!! (Side note-I put Buddig ham in the ingredient list because that is what is available in my area. Substitute what is available in yours.)
- 1 (8 ounce) packagebuddig sliced smoked ham
- 25 green onions
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- Clean green onions.
- Take ham out of package.
- Spread a layer of cream cheese on 1 slice of ham.
- Roll green onion up in the ham/cream cheese slice, with white part covered all the way, and most of the green part sticking out of the bottom of the ham. (The ham is the *rose* and the green stalk is the *stem*).
- Continue with the rest of the green onions.
I love these. This was a staple at party's and wedding receptions when I was growing up in Muskegon MI. They were even called "Polish Roses". Very simple, yet very tasty. I make them still today but I use pastrami instead of ham. Just my preference. We had a huge Polish population in West Michigan. I had lot's of Polish friends and I guess that's where I had these and learned to love them. Polish people rock!
I also grew up in Muskegon with the tasty treats called 'Polish Roses.' My mother always made them using what I believe she called chipped beef. This is actually my first time to make them and since I always paid less attention to the construction than the taste, and since mom is no longer here to ask, I came looking for the details. But can one really go wrong?