Low Carb Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

Low Carb Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

Today we're going to make... Hot Pock-ets.

(You have to imagine that sung by Jim Gaffigan or it won't be funny.)

If you haven't heard his Hot Pocket routine, then you should just take a moment right now (above).  It does not disappoint.

"I've never eaten a Hot Pocket and then afterwards been, 'I'm glad I did that.' I'm always like, 'I'm gonna die!"  

-Jim Gaffigan

 Low Carb Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

However, I beg to differ on the hot pockets.  

I ate a hot pocket just now and I feel great.  I made a low carb version with a mozzarella and nut flour crust and it was completely delish.  And on my diet.

In your face, Gaffigan.

 Jim Gaffigan Hot Pockets Gif
 Low Carb Ham & Cheese Pockets

Low Carb Ham & Cheese Pockets

Ingredients

dough:

  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated

  • 2 oz cream cheese, cut into pieces

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Paleo Flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

filling:

  • 6 oz sliced ham

  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 1/2 large egg for egg wash

Instructions

1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2.  Put the grated mozzarella cheese and cream cheese into a medium sized bowl and microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. Remove and stir until creamy and smooth.

3.  Crack the egg into another medium sized bowl and beat. Add the melted cheese to the egg and stir to combine. Add the Paleo Flour and baking soda. Mix with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. You'll need to use your hands at the end to bring the dough together. Let the dough cool for a few minutes.

4.  Cut two sheets of parchment big enough to cover the entire bottom of a large sheet pan. Roll the hot pocket dough between the two. Roll out the dough until it is almost as big as the parchment paper. Lift the top piece of parchment off and patch the corners to get an even rectangle. 

5.  With a large sharp knife, cut the dough down the length, cutting it in half. Then cut the dough along the width: once in the middle, then once on either side to make 8 smaller rectangles.

6.  Cut the ham and the cheese into rectangles that cover half of each piece of dough.

7.  Carefully fold the top of each rectangle over the filling and press the seams closed. Make an egg wash by beating one egg together with a teaspoon of water. Brush over the tops of the pockets.

8.  Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.

SERVINGS: 8

PREP TIME: 15 MIN   COOK TIME: 20 MIN

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Calories 249 Total Fat 11g Protein 19g Carb 12g Fiber 2g Net Carbs 10g

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