Easy holiday snack

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    Per the Barefoot Contessa.

    Pre-made phyllo dough
    Pre-cooked, thin-sliced ham (she used Black Forest. But any ham or breakfast meet can be used)
    Sliced cheese. Again, can be any sort. She used Guyere, I used swiss. American works, as would provolone or even bleu.

    Roll out one of the prepared phyllo sheets (as in the whole lot, don't divide into layers first) so it's about 10x12" (cookie sheet) size

    Lay a layer of ham on it
    Lay a layer of cheese on it
    Brush the edges with egg wash
    Roll out 2nd layer of phyllo and put on top, seal edges with fork
    Slash top to let steam escap

    Cook @ 350 degrees until golden brown.
    Cut into squares

    Serve.

    Good hot or cold. I made this last night, my son, who is a picky eater, CHOWED on it.

    My daughter, who hates cheese, didn't because of the sharp cheddar (which I did use sparingly).

    At first it will be really puffy, as it cools the height comes down, but it reamins yummy.

    You're supposed to cook on parchment paper, but I didn't have any and used tin foil, shiny side up, and that worked really well.
     
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    BTW, this is also a great fun way for kids to help out in the kitchen. My 7 y.o. got to help with rolling, laying out the filling, putting on the egg wash and crimping the edges with her fork.

    Oh,when you are arranging the filling, fill leave about a 1" border around the filling to allow for sealing space.
     

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