Asparagus Ham Swirls

16 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
16 thin slices deli ham
16 slices process Swiss cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. dry bread crumbs
Vegetable oil

In large skillet, bring 1/2-inch water and asparagus to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for three – five minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well. Spread about one teaspoon of mustard on each ham slice. Top with slice of cheese. Place asparagus spear at one end (trim to fit if needed). Roll up each ham slice tightly; secure with three toothpicks. Dip ham rolls in egg, then roll in bread crumbs. In electric skillet, heat 1-inch oil to 350°.  Fry rolls, a few at a time, for three – four minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; keep warm. Cut each roll between toothpicks into three pieces. Makes four dozen.

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