Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders

Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders Well, as they say... good intentions are absolutely every...thing! Right? Well, honestly, I did have good intentions. I truly had a great idea. A series of posts bringing you along a journey of healthy eating and sure enough. Hey, look. There's a squirrel! Or something. Some kind of distraction. Forget the squirrel. Did you just taste these garlic and ham pizza sliders in your head? It's okay. I tell myself that it is okay. But them sliders though! Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders with Tomato I love, love kneading fresh dough. The feeling of splashing just the right amount of flour over the rawness of a mound of dough. Reminds me of my grandmother. Getting our hands messy with the need to create something. Intentional. No horsing around. She would look at me with a smile and pass the work to me. I loved it. Quality time in a slower world. Now though, we live in a fast paced world where running to the grocery store is all too easy. In fact, you could just use kaiser buns or something for this recipe. But why would you want to? This is just so darn easy. But with a caveat. This dough is pre-made. Packaged by the local bakery willing to make an extra buck off of my earnings. And I am very willing to give it to them. Pizza Sliders So, about this recipe. I find that the best way to cut dough into 8 slices (like you would slice a fully cooked pizza but using a bread cutting knife) is to freeze the fresh dough for about 30 minutes or so. This gives it a better texture for cutting and for easy handling. You will want to take each of the individual slices and thin them out into longer pieces.  Each long piece will be tied like a knot and wrapped around. Grease your pan, place each slider side by side and please do not be shy. This is not the time. The sliders are meant to touch. They must. Because once you take them out of the oven, in unison, you slice them in half like one long loaf of bread. Ham and Pizza Sliders I know what you may be thinking. ***Don't ya lothe it when people say that?*** So, it's true. I have slidden from the tall expectation of pure healthy eating. Again. But you want to know a secret? That is why they call these things "sliders". Mabye. Maybe not. But they are soooo very tasty. Excuse me while I go grab myself some more pizza sliders. And a smile. Pizza Sliders Home Made

Garlic & Ham Pizza Sliders

Recipe type: Comfort Food, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Pizza, Side Dishes, Appetizers, Sandwiches

Cuisine: Authentic, Italian

Author: Wayne Peters

Prep time: 30 Minutes

Cook time: 24 Minutes

Total time: 54 Minutes

Servings: 8


Ingredients

700 grams pizza dough (fresh)
1/4 pound pepperoni (1 cup, sliced)
300 grams ham (2 cups, shaved if possible or thinly sliced and cut into pieces)
2 cups pizza sauce
2 cups grated cheese (grated mixed cheeses - mozzarella and Swiss)
1 cup butter
1/4 cups oregano (fresh)
1/4 cup basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Put pizza dough on cookie sheet or cutting board or whatever
  3. Sprinkle flour over dough to allow for easier handling
  4. Cut mound of pizza dough in 8 slices using a bread cutting knife (knife with jagged edges seems to work best)
  5. Take each slice of the dough, roll in your hands to make a long string like piece with the slice of dough
  6. Tie the dough like string in a loose knot
  7. Fold the end pieces over to create a round knot like shape
  8. Grease a 9" x 13" pan
  9. Please each 'dough knot' in the pan so you have 4 across, 2 down - be sure to leave good amount of room around edges of pan and ensure each knot touches the one next one, including the two rows
  10. Put pan with pizza knots in oven and bake for 12 minutes - be sure the tops are golden and pizza dough cooked throughout
  11. Take out of oven, let cool a little bit and turn oven down to 350 degrees
  12. With a large bread knife, slice the tops of the pizza dough knots horizontally
  13. Take the pizza dough top off, being very careful not to separate the individual dough knots and place aside
  14. Layer the following: ham over the bottom pizza dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and then generously apply the cheese
  15. Place the top pizza dough knots back on top (if some of the knots broke off, don't worry too much. The melted cheese will meld them together again!)
  16. Melt butter in bowl, insert oregano, basil leaves and garlic in butter (good idea to cut them into smaller pieces) and mix together
  17. With a food brush, dip into the above mixture and brush over top of pizza knots
  18. Put back into over and bake for 10 minutes more
  19. Serve and let family/friends or just you!!! rip apart the sliders and do enjoy :)

  • Serving Size: 264.6 g
  • Calories: 743.9
  • Total Fat: 46.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 113.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1673.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 54.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Sugars: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 25.8 g
  • Calcium: 337.4 mg
  • Iron: 4.6 mg
  • Vitamin C: 7.4 mg
  • Thiamin: 0.9 mg