Minnesota sushi is just another kind of ham roll up, where you spread cream cheese on a type of meat and wrap it around something (usually a vegetable). In this case, the inner filling is a pickle, which apparently is considered a vegetable by some and fruit by others because cucumbers are technically fruit.
Pickles are vegetables in my book. I don’t care what anyone says. It’s the same thing with tomatoes being considered fruit. Who’s gonna eat a bowl of chopped up tomatoes like you’d eat cherries or mango? Nobody, that’s who.
Anyway, this Minnesota sushi recipe is really quick and easy. It makes for an awesome snack or appetizer. To make it even more authentic, this step-by-step recipe was created in St. Paul, MN.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
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Let’s start this Minnesota sushi recipe off by grabbing a cutting board with a butter knife. You could also grab a kitchen knife, but this one that I used worked fine.
Then, get your deli ham and cream cheese.
I just used one slice of ham for each pickle, but you can double up the layers, too.
Lay out your ham on the cutting board.
Get the cream cheese for this part of the Minnesota Sushi recipe.
Spread one ounce of cream cheese on that slice of ham.
Next, get your jar of pickles and open it. You might need one of those rubber jar opener things. They’re literally called “Jar Opener Gripper Pads” on Amazon.
Once that’s open, grab one pickle and dry off the excess juice with a paper towel.
I couldn’t find whole pickles, so I just stuck with these spears. It’s close enough. If you got spears like I did, lay each one down flat on the ham.
Roll it up!
This Minnesota sushi recipe is really coming together now. Next, slice off any end pieces that are sticking out.
Now for maybe the most important part of this Minnesota Sushi recipe – slice up the roll into 3 or 4 pieces and stick each one with a toothpick.
Repeat this process until you have 10-12 pieces on your plate. Refrigerate and serve.
Minnesota Sushi Recipe (The One Pictured Was Made in St. Paul)Course: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
4 whole pickles or spears
4 slices of deli ham
4 ounces of cream cheese
- Spread 1 ounce of cream cheese on a slice of ham (flat on a cutting board).
- Roll whole pickle or spear up in the ham.
- Slice the ham/pickle roll into 3 smaller pieces, stick each one with a toothpick and refrigerate on a serving dish until ready to eat. Cut off the end pieces that aren't full wrapped up.
- Repeat steps 1-3 until you have 12 pieces.
- Full calorie calculation is at the end of the recipe here.
|Ham – 4 slices (about 2 ounces)||60|
|Cream cheese – 4 ounce (1 once per slice, 1/3 ounce per piece)||400|
|Total calories per piece (460/12) rounded||38|
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