Cheesy Country Ham Bites


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked country ham
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


Cook country ham, then chop or cut into small pieces (approx. 1/4″ cubes). Heat oven to 450°. Grease a large cookie sheet. In a large bowl, combine flour and pepper; mix well. With a fork, cut-in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cooked ham and shredded cheese. Add milk and stir with a fork until soft, moist dough forms. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Brush with melted butter while hot. Makes 40 biscuit bites. Serve with yellow mustard for dipping.

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Gerri Tomerlin
Lebanon, TN