Appetizer Side Snack

Scallion Wonton Bites

March 16, 2012

I don’t want to elaborate too much because I feel like it’s so clique for every vegetarian to have their stories about the foods they miss. BUT…if we are going to go there… I absolutely love love love Chinese food! I’ve managed to fill the longing for General Tao chicken with this recipe (it’s just as yummy!) but I still craved the crab rangoon when indulging in this delicious dish.

I played with the idea of using imitation crab to try to tackle my own crab rangoon but I just don’t know if I feel comfortable preparing it since it’s not even the crab that I like in the pockets but the gooey cream cheese (To be honest, how often does Chinese take-out crab rangoon really taste like crab? Exactly).

So instead I turned to creating something with the parts of the dumpling I actually like and it turned out fantastic! I usually steer away from frying foods but this is super easy and did not take any longer than it would to prepare anything by sautΓ©ing or baking.

I’d suggest you try these the next time you decide to whip up a batch of General Tao Tofu!

 

 

Scallion Wonton Bites

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 10 wonton papers
  • Peanut/Canola oil (for frying)

Blend together the cream cheese, scallions, red pepper flakes and ginger.

Place a heaping teaspoon of the mixture in the center for wonton paper and then twist to seal (see pictures below).

 

Heat the oil in a tiny (to conserve oil!) saucepan over medium heat (you can tell it’s ready by sticking a small strip of wonton in and see if it gets crispy).

Place one or two wontons in the oil at a time and cook for one to two minutes (you’ll be able to tell when it browns to your liking). Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Repeat with the rest of the wontons.

Enjoy with yummy Chinese dishes and your favorite movie.

 



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4 Comments

  • Reply sarabapa March 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    If i eat it can’t stop it…..:)

  • Reply La Petite Cucina March 27, 2012 at 4:46 am

    I’m pleased as punch to have found your blog! These Wonton Bites look like a bit of a show stopper and I can’t wait to try out your recipe.

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