As someone who grew up in 1990's America, I am no stranger to the Hot Pocket. I would love to tell you that I've grown out of them completely, but every once in a while I am hit with a nostalgic craving for the microwavable, pepperoni-packed bread vessel. Here's how to make your own.
Photo by Ernesto Andrade.
Crafting better tasting versions of this snack is easy and you also get to control exactly what goes into them. The recipe is pretty simple, and only requires four components: pepperoni, sauce, cheese, and frozen roti, which can be found in most supermarkets.
To form the pockets, mix sauce, pepperoni, and cheese together, then stretch the roti out slightly, keeping it on the little plastic separating square it came packaged with. Fill with about 1/4 cup of sauce and, using the little plastic square, fold the roti over itself into a semicircle, sealing the edges.
Make a few little cuts in the top to keep them from exploding, brush 'em with some vegetable oil, and bake at 220 degrees until golden (10-15 minutes). If you want the true "Hot Pocket" experience you can make a bunch and freeze them (click the link below for that process.)
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