By Judikins on June 12, 2003
Photo by mydesigirl
Photo by mydesigirl
"Here's a quick, great party pleaser I've made for years which has a lot of variability. It's really simple and goes well with beer and soft drinks at neighborhood or family gatherings."
Serving Size: 1 (110 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"We LOVE these little babies! This has been my husband's favorite appy for years. Every Superbowl, every New Year's Eve, and many other occasions, these are always on our menu. I use soft cream cheese, and it helps to dry the ham off with paper towels for easier spreading. Then I always use the refrigerated Claussen dill pickles. OH YUMMY! I think I better make them soon!"
"I turned this into a dip we serve with firm crackers like wheat thins. Chop 1/2 lb dried beef, from deli only, add 8oz sofftened cream cheese and 3/4 cup or so of sour cream. Stir in chopped baby dill pickles. I keep adding the pickles until I get the amount my family likes which is lots. Tasty and easier than doing the rollups!"
"Simple, and delicious. Couldn't help eating a few while I was making them!!!"
"I thought I had reviewed these already but apparently not. Super easy and low carb as well! Awesome snack. Thanks so much."
"I LOVE these! I first had these in high school and was forced to try them. It sounds like a weird combo but yummy! I can't make a plate unless I have somewhere to take them or I will eat them all myself. I usually use ham and baby dill pickles. I usually make sure my cream cheese is room temp so it spreads easier. I've also used cream cheese spread with success. It spread easier and didn't rip the ham. I usually cut a bunch of tooth picks in half and use them to hold the end flap of ham in place plus it's a little handle for easier grabbing!"
"I'm not a pickle fan myself, but we love making these for appetizer parties because they're so easy, inexpensive, and people go crazy for them! We tried making them exactly as specified with the recipe first and another time using whole baby dill pickles (no slicing) and both methods went over very well with the crowds. Thanks so much!"
"Oh my goodness. How can something so simple be so delicious?!? I just had these at a Super Bowl Party. A brawl nearly broke out over the last few! This is being put into my favorite appetizer file, and will be used frequently!"
"Followed recipe to the T. Made with Ham. I dont like pickles but I have to say these were really good! Different but good! I made them to take to a party and they were a hit! Very easy! Thanks!"
"Easy and has great flavor. I only had three baby pickles and that was enough for the two of us."
"I've made these in the past and they were delicious! We quartered or halved the dill pickle (depending on it's size) and mixed some garlic powder/granules and dill into the cream cheese before spreadng it onto the meat."
"We've enjoyed this easy recipe for years, using deli ham. I serve the appetizers on toothpicks with a dish of mayo/mustard sauce for dipping."
"I have found that if you add a packet of dry ranch dressing to the cream cheese it adds a lot of flavor that compiments this already delicious snack!"
"Hi, I've been making these for years but I make 1/2 of them with green onions and the other 1/2 with dill pickle. I personally prefer the onion but others prefer the pickle, so everyonÃ© happy."
"I feel like such an idiot. I have made these before, but I spread the cream cheese on the pickle (they still tasted good, but were not very pretty.) Thanks for the tip! I will remember next time i make them."
"These always disappear every time I make them. We like to use spicy pickles, also. Hubby calls these "monkey pods"; I don't know why. I think this is a great appetizer or snack made with ingredients I usually keep on hand."
"Agreed, these little guys are killer!!! I have found that if you slice off, say, 1/4" of cream cheese & flatten it out in you hand, then cover the pickle w/the cream cheese, much easier & you get lots more cream cheese - yummers!!!!"
"These were good, and actually better than I expected but it is kind of a pain to roll them up and slice them. I think I might try out the dip version (Recipe #168145) and see if that is easier."
"I use pre-sliced packaged pastrami spread with cream cheese, wrapped around a dill pickle spear and then sliced into 4 or 5 pieces and securing each piece with a tooth pick. Yummy!<br/>I've been making these for 40 years or more. Fast, easy and delicious."
"My Mom used to make these when I was a kid. This is always a hit when we have "food days" at work. Of course you need to like dill pickles :-)<br/><br/>I find it easier to spread the cream cheese on the pickle rather than the ham. The thin slices of ham can tend to tear."
"Make Plenty they dont last long ,, Great Recipe !"