Recipes from Aruba: Bolitas de Jamon

Recipes from Aruba

Bolitas de Jamon

Country: Aruba
Course: Appetizers
Makes: 24 appetizers


  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup soft white breadcrumb
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon French's prepared mustard
  • 1 lb cooked ham, ground
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar apricot-pineapple preserves


  1. Mix the ground ham together with the egg, breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, seasoned salt and mustard.
  2. Shape the mixture into one or two inch balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. When the balls are done, let them cool for a few minutes. While they are cooling, put the apricot-pineapple jam into a small saucepan and heat to simmering. Then drop the balls into the jam and roll them around until they are coated and heated through. Serve immediately.