Ham and Gruyere Bites

1/4 pound ham, diced

2 oz Gruyere cheese, grated

2 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1/4 tsp hot sauce

1tsp. Dijon mustard

1tsp crushed garlic

3 T minced shallots

1 sheet puff pastry cut into 2 inch squares

1 large egg, beaten with 1 tsp cold water

Salt and fresh pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lightly sauté shallots in a teaspoon of olive oil. Set aside and let cool. In a mixing bowl combine ham, cheeses, salt and pepper, hot sauce and garlic, mustard and shallots. Mix well.

Brush squares of puff pastry with the beaten egg wash, and then put a heaping teaspoon of the ham and cheese mixture in the center of each square. Fold squares corner to corner, forming triangles, and gently seal the edges together. Put the triangles on the baking sheet and brush tops with egg wash. Bake about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.