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Ham, Cheese, and Pickle Skewers

The flavor combination on these skewers mimics that of a Cuban sandwich -- minus the bread.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 50 mins
  • servings: 4
Photography: Sang An


  • 1 cup finely grated Swiss cheese, preferably Emmental (6 ounces)
  • 8 slices cooked ham (8 ounces)
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 1 large dill pickle, cut into 1/2-inch-thick half-moons


  1. Step 1

    Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Heat grill to high. Sprinkle 2 or 3 tablespoons cheese down the center of each slice of ham. Fold in sides to almost fully enclose cheese, then press down, and roll up ham lengthwise.

  3. Step 3

    Carefully thread 1 pickle slice, and 1 ham bundle, making sure ham is secure, then another pickle slice onto each skewer. Lightly brush pickles and ham with oil, and grill, flipping, until cheese melts and grill marks appear, about 2 minutes per side.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2011