Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter W

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Something to Savor: Wonton Cheese Bites! Whenever I visit a Chinese Buffet, I practically make a pig of myself nibbling on those wonderful cream cheese-filled wontons. So, I picked up a package of wonton wrappers at the grocery store and decided it was time to make a batch at home. It’s so easy, my grandkids could do it, supervised of course. The results were delicious! 
WONTON CHEESE BITES
Ingredients:

8 ounces Neufchรขtel cheese

2 green onions, chopped

1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce

1 egg

1/2 cup water

24 wonton wrappers 

Vegetable oil for frying
Instructions:

Combine softened Neufchรขtel cheese, sriracha hot sauce, and green onion pieces. Mix well. Set aside. In another bowl combine the egg and water. Mix well. Set aside. One at a time, assemble the wontons. Scoop 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture near one corner of a wonton wrapper. Line the edges with egg wash by dipping your finger into it and “painting” the egg wash around the wrapper. Fold the wrapper on a diagonal and gently finger press the seams together. If necessary, dip your finger back in the egg wash to moisten the wrapper so it seals completely, eliminating any air pockets. (This could cause it to burst.) Bring the 2 opposite points of the triangle together to form a bishop’s hat. Apply more egg wash onto a tip, and press to seal. Curl back the top point to resemble a peaked cap. Keep the filled wontons under plastic wrap on a baking sheet to avoid drying out before frying. Heat oil for frying to 350ยฐ. Carefully fry a few wontons at a time, until golden brown and crispy. Serve with a sauce for dipping. 

19 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter W

  1. We go to this restaurant that sells cheese wontons and without fail, despite knowing that it’s super hot on the inside, someone always burns their tongue eating it. It’s too good to wait for! Except for me, or course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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