Stuffed Ham Slices
|Italian bread loaf||1 , unsliced (about 18 inches long)|
|Mayonnaise/Salad dressing||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Chopped parsley||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Cream cheese||8 Ounce (1 package)|
|Very finely chopped celery||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Shredded cheddar cheese||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Finely chopped onion||2 Tablespoon|
|Sliced boiled ham||8 Ounce (2 packages, 4 ounces each)|
|Dill pickle||1 Large|
1 Split bread; hollow out each half with a fork, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell. (Save insides to make a crumb topping for a casserole.)
2 Spread mayonnaise or salad dressing over hollows in loaf; sprinkle parsley over mayonnaise.
3 Blend cream cheese, celery, Cheddar cheese, onion and salt in a medium-size bowl; spoon into bread halves, packing down well with back of spoon and leaving a small hollow down center.
4 Quarter pickle lengthwise; roll each quarter inside a double-thick slice of ham. Place rolls, end to end, in center of bottom half of loaf; cover with remaining half of bread. Wrap loaf tightly in transparent wrap; chill several hours.
5 To serve, cut into 16 slices. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if you wish.