January 10, 2014

Foodie Friday: Jalapeno Wantons

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My fiance and I have been making Jalapeno Wantons for our Holiday Dinner with our friends for quite some years now. I don't even remember where we got the original recipe from, all I know is that it has been a continuous hit for us for 6 years now. They are so simple to make and don't even call for a lot of ingredients.

What you need:
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-Wanton Wrappers
- Jarred sliced jalapenos
- Cream Cheese
- a bowl of water
- cooking spray (we use Pam Original)
- baking sheet
- Thai Chili Sauce (for dipping)

Step 1. Preheat oven at 350.
**You an opt to deep fry your wantons. When we first started making these we deep fried them but as we and our friends became a little more health conscious we opted to bake them. They come out just as good baked and not greasy!**
Step 2. Take a wanton lay it flat down on a dry surface.
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Step 3. Take a small dab of cream cheese and place it in the middle of your wanton wrapper. You don't want to over do it because you'll need to be able to fold over your wanton.
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Step 4. Take one or 2 (depending how big your jalapeno is) and place the jalapeno on top of the cream cheese.
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Step 5. Lightly dip a finger into the water bowl, then run that finger along one edge of  the wanton. You want to make sure it's moist enough so that when you fold over the edge of your wanton it sticks together.
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Step 6. Carefully take the edges of your wantons and have them meet. Press on them together so that you now have a triangle and that your cream cheese and jalapenos are folding in. Don't worry if it rips a little, unlike deep frying you don't have to worry about the insides falling out when you go to bake them.
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Step 7. Once you have all your wantons created you can get ready to bake them. Before placing them on a baking sheet spray cooking spray onto the sheet. Then place your wantons spread out on sheet.
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Step 8. Once wantons are on the sheet spray them with cooking spray.
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Step 9. Then Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges look crispy.
Step 10. Let them cool for a bit and plate. Enjoy them with Thai Chili Sauce. This helps cool the heat from the jalapeno.

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These little wantons are perfect little finger foods for any party. If you are already thinking ahead for Super Bowl Party why not try these out!

Are you going to give these a try?

5 comments so far

  1. ah, that sounds delicious! especially in this kind of ny weather : )

  2. Oh, these looks delicious & super easy too, I love jalapenos! I have never come across wanton wrappers here though, I'm going to have to have a look next time I go shopping!

  3. They look tasty!


  4. great recipe !! ;)
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day!

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