I once made a sweet and sour sauce that was just horrible. I couldn't eat it, it was so gross. Not sure what went wrong. Anyway.
I do like cooking with won ton wrappers. They are just so fun for some reason. Like little pieces of flexible pasta, just waiting to be molded and flavored and baked, fried or steamed!
I found a recipe that looked easy enough (not sure where because I copied down a list of ingredients and kind of made it up from there). The important thing for me in this venture was working with ingredients I have on hand AND am comfortable cooking with, i.e. I know the flavors and what jives and what doesn't jive. Make sense? Hope so.
These won tons were reaaallllyyy good. Hubby and I ate All. Of. Them. THe carrots brought out a sweetness that I enjoyed- but you can add in some finely chopped celery (about 1/4 c) and tone it down a bit. I also think it can be improved upon by eating them with a sauce. I'm not ready to try making sweet and sour yet- and was too lazy to go buy a premade sauce. Sweet and sour is my favorite, but I think hoisin would also be lovely with these.
The ingredients I am using can be switched out to your liking. Since the chicken is precooked- I recommend tasting the filling before forming the won tons to make sure its something you like.
Chicken Wontons (makes 40-ish)
1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped into tiny pieces
1/3 c. shredded carrot (I used one small/med carrot)
1/4 c. finely chopped celery (optional)
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
4 tsp. soy sauce
4 tsp. sherry
1 tsp. lemon or lime juice
1 tsp. ground ginger
40 won ton wrappers (or 10 spring roll wrappers, quartered)
non stick spray
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray.
Mix together the chicken, carrot, celery, onion, soy, sherry, lemon juice and ginger. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Place a teaspoon on the center of each wrapper and lightly dampen the edges of two adjoining sides. Bring the other two sides up and seal- forming a little triangle. You can pull the two opposite points together and have something like a tortellini, or just leave as is.
Place won tons on cookie sheet, and spray them with cooking spray. This enables them to get nice and crispy in the oven.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until wrappers begin crisping up.
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