These traditionally call for sourdough baguettes, which I normally get in a five pack from Costco (cheater, I know). But my Costco doesn't carry those (grrr). Instead, I made do with my own homemade loaves of bread (I used all purpose flour this time--cheater again, I know.), but on the second rise, my towel
Ham & Spinach Stuffed Sandwiches
1 (24 inch) baguette or 1 larger loaf of homemade bread, baked like a loaf of french bread
8 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. dill weed
2 green onions, chopped
1 (10 oz.) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of all excess water
4 cups minced ham (this time I used leftover ham, but I've purchased deli ham in the past and it works just fine)
1/3 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. mayonaisse
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
If using a baguette, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out centers, leaving about a 1/2 inch shell. Remember you can dry the centers out and save them for pre-made bread crumbs! Set baguettes aside. As mentioned, my loaf wasn't all fluffy and thick, so I skipped this step--but if you have a bready normal loaf, you'll want to do this too.
Combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, dill, green onions, and spinach. Coat the inside of the bread shells (and all cut edges) with spinach mixture.
Mix ham, pecans, mayo, and mustard. Fill coated bread shells with ham mixture and place each half together. Wrap tightly and refrigerate several hours. Slice to serve.
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