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« on: November 21, 2007 03:43:03 PM »

When I make this I imagine my Grandmother in a Jackie Kennedy dress getting ready for "Bridge Club" with a Bloody Mary in one hand and a knife in the other.

The recipe is super simple with a few tricks.

1 jar of dill pickle spears
1 small container Philly Cream Cheese
1 pack of your favorite lunch meat (I like turkey but ham is good too)

THOUROUGHLY dry the pickles and meat on some paper towels. Spread a little cream cheese on each slice of meats. Roll it all up with a pickle in the middle.



With a good sharp knife cut the rolls into 1/2 slices and stick some funky tooth pics in each.



Now for the tricks.
*Drying is very important. If stuff is too wet you will have soup instead of finger foods.
*Warm up the cream cheese in the microwave for 15 seconds to make it spread better.
*Put the flat end of the pickle at the flat end of the meats. You will have less waste and even ends to display better.
*Make sure you mess up a few times so you can eat broken bits of goodness.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007 03:52:01 PM »

I've no idea how many times I've made these for the kids to snack on. I add sliced cheese and use sweet pickles instead--they're not really big kosher/dill fans. It's fast, easy and tasty, especially if you put each one on a little cracker (we like Keebler). Chives in the cream cheese make a nice little zesty bite, as well.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007 03:55:44 PM »

These are good with pickled green beans in the middle too!  mm I will have to make some!
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007 03:56:38 PM »

ooohhhh- I bet these would rock with fiesta pickles...
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007 03:56:48 PM »

we make those.. sometimes we even wrap it all in flattened out white bread
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007 04:12:26 PM »

That all sounds amazing. I will have to try with other stuffings.

This can also be made with fat free cream cheese and low fat/calorie meat to be a supper healthy snack equaling 0-1 Weight Watcher points. Its been a while scince WW so I don't remember exactly.

I suppose it could even be vegitarian if you wrapped in white bread or sandwich tortilla things.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2007 04:27:08 PM »

I do these with tiny sweet pickles (no cutting of pickle needed) or pickled asparagus. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007 04:49:36 PM »

Also, instead of cream cheese, I know that spreadable olive loaf is also good! And I wrap mine in tortilla shells (with the lunch meat, cream cheese & pickle). I ALWAYS use the pickles with the stork on them - they don't get mushy like the other ones..... Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007 04:51:52 PM »

These are my very favorite apps. MMMMM. In fact, I am going to make these tomorrow. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007 06:15:04 PM »

This is such a cool retro appetizer. People really knew how to do cocktail parties back in the day Wink
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2007 10:54:01 PM »

oh yeah we make those every xmas. its a family tradition! we do the ones w/ pickles which we call donkey dicks and we do other ones with green onions which we call goat peckers  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2007 07:55:21 AM »

Yeaaaaah... I was thinking they looked like little "Bobbit bits" myself..

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007 08:33:19 AM »

Crazy - my mom has made these for every special occasion since I was born. She got the "recipe" from my grandma. Smiley

You can make them a pinch healthier by using Turkey Ham. Another trick is to make sure you get the lunch meat thick enough - no shaved stuff, but you don't want steaks either.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2007 06:00:25 PM »

Yeaaaaah... I was thinking they looked like little "Bobbit bits" myself..

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haha bobbit bits  Grin although when we make em we don't chop em up otherwise i'm sure we'd come up with something else dirty to call em!
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2007 02:09:10 AM »

oh yeah we make those every xmas. its a family tradition! we do the ones w/ pickles which we call donkey dicks and we do other ones with green onions which we call goat peckers  Grin

The name on my recipe card is official changed now! That was just awsome.

I'm glad to hear so many fond stories of this weird little treat. It makes them more special that way.
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007 05:12:32 AM »

you want to hear a real weird treat?  My Bff in grade school and all through high school lived on...

Cream cheese, katchup, and onion dip.


Sounds gross and weird but it is delish!!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2007 08:01:56 AM »

This is one of my favorite party foods EVER.  My mom made them all the time when I was growing up (we always used ham).  So many of our party guests would think it was a weird combo at first, but after trying them everyone would scarf them right down.
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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2007 12:45:18 PM »

Yep, I made them for my mil's house. They were scarfed RIGHT down. I don't even think I had them all on the plate before they started disappearing lol.
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2007 03:07:48 PM »

ever since I saw these I have been craving them!  but I am so broke this week. how weird am I telling people "when I get paid Im buying pickles and cream cheese!"
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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2007 03:09:29 PM »

I stumbled upon this topic earlier and was so put off by this idea that i immediately had to go out and get the things to try it! haha curiosity always gets the best of me.

THESE ARE AMAZING!!!

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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2007 10:25:54 PM »

I think pickled things+creamcheese+lunchmeat=yumminess on a toothpick.
I had something similar at a baby shower the other day, but they were pepperchinis, cream cheese and salami. The tart pepperchini cuts the greasy salami perfectly! Mmm this pickled thing seems genious!
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2007 10:34:29 AM »

I love these.  We call them beef pickles, because we use the Carl Buddig beef.  We like to have them at every family event, and they usually don't make it to the plate.  Smiley

My mom also makes this other awesome retro appetizer.  Get a loaf of cocktail rye bread.  Ours is in the deli section, it's a tiny square loaf of bread with slices that are maybe two inches across.  Spread those with Cheez Whiz, then top with sliced green olives.  Delicious.  Too bad we don't have that one as often since it's more labor intensive. Sad
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