Leftover Gammon Phyllo Parcels with Cream Cheese

NOTE:

  • If gammon is not your Christmas roast this year, then you can try this recipe using leftover lamb, beef, pork or turkey slices!
  • Use leftover roast veg if you want to make vegetarian Phyllo parcels.
  • If you have leftover roast potatoes, chop them up and add them to the mix.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Baking

Cuisine

  • South African

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) butter, melted
  • 3-5 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 300g cream cheese
  • 80ml stuffing
  • 60ml (¼ cup) gammon, thinly sliced or shredded (*more if desired)
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) thyme, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Freshly-ground salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease a muffin tray and place a sheet of phyllo pastry on your work surface.
  2. Brush it with melted butter and place another layer of phyllo on top of it, give it another brush of melted butter.
  3. Cut squares from the buttered phyllo pastry of about 12-15cm and line the insides of the muffin trays. Continue this process until the phyllo pastry is finished.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, stuffing and gammon slices, thyme and egg. Season to taste.
  5. Scoop the filling into the phyllo cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes and golden. Serve with fig jam and an ice cold beer.