Well, pickle pinwheels are my two new favorite words. I can't even explain how good these are. The name and the ingredients--deli ham, pickles, cream cheese--might make a person pause, but trust me on this: total deliciousness. The pickle is briny and tangy, the ham adds saltiness, and the cream cheese (I thought it was mayo) adds a hint of sweetness. Like a lot of salty foods, they go down easy with Champagne. Which is kind of contradictory, I guess, but whatever.
And they're actually really pretty, a bit like like sushi on first glance. But then you look closer and it's a pickle and ham. And then you eat one and your mind is blown.
Ham and pickle pinwheels
I didn't get Nathan's actual recipe, but this version, by Paula Deen, looks about right. Nathan mentioned something about "cheap deli ham" so don't feel the need to splurge on this recipe.
1 package precooked, sliced ham sandwich meat
1 large jar dill pickles
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
Spread softened cream cheese in thin layer on ham slices. Place a pickle on the end of each ham and cream cheese slice. Roll up jelly roll style. Slice into 1/2-inch thick slices.