Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Homemade croissant pockets

I found a recipe yesterday and just had to try it out last night. Man these things were good!


2 cans of croissant dough
1/2 of an onion, chopped
1/2 cup diced cooked ham
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 cup grated cheese of your choice
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 cups frozen hasbrowns
pepper and garlic to taste

Heat oven to 350. If ham is not already cooked, cook and dice and set aside. Defrost frozen hasbrowns in microwave safe bowl for about 2 minutes. Brown hashbrowns and onions in a pan with butter. Add garlic and pepper to taste. In small bowl mix dressing, cheese (I used cheddar and an asiago/parm blend and of course I used more than the 1 cup. I like my cheese!) and the ham. (I did not mix the ham with the dressing mix as I wanted half of mine to be meatless.) On a cookie sheet roll out the croissant dough. Take the first 2 triangles that roll out (that form a square when together) and pinch the seams together. Continue this process with both cans of croissant dough. Place a small amount of the potato mixture and a small amount of the cheese mixture at one end of the dough. Fold the other end over and pinch all the edges shut. Fill and seal all of the pockets and bake for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

What I love about this is you can very easily change the stuffing ingredients. You could use spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, musrooms etc for a pizza pocket, or some of that wonderful pesto I love with chicken. The possibilities are endless!

I meant to take pictures, but well um they were eaten before I had the chance.



hey that sounds pretty good

MJ said...

That variety sounds yummy. I do them sometimes with the pepperoni and cheese and they're quite tasty.

You can also just sprinkle some cheese inside and roll them up like normal (i also brush them with some garlic butter sometimes) for an extra yummy dinner roll

Or, roll the dough out (or by the crescent dough that is all one sheet!) to get rid of the seems, and add sauce & cheese. Roll up (jellyroll style, making a long log) and slice into one inch pieces, lay on baking sheet for yummy pizza rolls!

The possiblilites are endless ( I love crescent roll dough!)

Hit 40 said...

Sounds fabulous! I am looking forward to more time and energy to work in the kitchen this summer when I am off from teaching.