Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Homemade Hot Pocket Sandwich

Okay, so how many of you have tried the hot pockets in your grocers freezer section?  I have, and the idea of them is  so good, but the taste leaves something to be desired, so I was thrilled when I saw this idea for homemade pocket sandwiches.  I quickly gave them a try and I was super impressed, delicious!  Plus, my kids love them!  The great thing about these is that they freeze really well and can be microwaved for a quick lunch, just like the originals, but much healthier and tastier.  Give this a try, you will not be disappointed!

Homemade Hot Pocket Sandwiches
From: Our Best Bites
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields: 8 Sandwiches
Print Recipe

1/2 C warm water
1 T Sugar
1 T dry active yeast
1/2 t salt
3-41/2 C flour

6-8 oz desired deli meat ( I use turkey or ham)
4-6 oz desired shredded cheese ( I use cheddar)
1 egg white beaten
parmesan cheese

In a large bowl (the bowl of your mixer if you have one) combine water sugar and yeast. Let stand for 7-10 minutes until the yeast starts to bubble.

Add salt, then stir.  Add 1 1/2 C flour and mix well.  Gradually add more flour until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Spray a glass or metal bowl with cooking spray and place dough in the bowl, cover and let rise about 45 minutes until doubled in bulk.

Turn your dough out on to a surface sprayed with cooking spray and roll into a rectangle about 16 inches long and 8 inches wide.

Using a pizza cutter, cut dough in to 8 equal portions.

Leaving a little bit of a margin on the sides, add meat and then cheese.

Stretch the dough out a little bit to give you more to work with.  Fold the top part over the middle

and then the bottom part over the middle,

starting at the bottom tightly roll the filled dough, make sure you get a tight seal.

Place on a sprayed cookie sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Brush all rolls with egg white and then sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

When finished cover the pan with a clean cloth and preheat your oven to 425.

When oven has heated, bake pockets for about 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

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