I mentioned before that I got a few cookbooks for Mother’s Day. On like page 2, I saw a recipe for crispy baked wontons. It was a must! They looked great, and they were healthy. This was the first on my long list of must try’s from this Taste of Home, Healthy Cooking cookbook.
Once I had all the ingredients, I set to work. These are a little labor intensive. Any time you have mini filled things, you know it is going to take awhile. But I was prepared, after all, they were wontons! I am pretty sure this is a very Americanized version, but we enjoyed them. They made the coveted, Will Make Again list. They would work well as party appetizers, but we weren’t going to wait for a party to try them. And they were perfect. You could easily freeze some instead of baking them all right away. And when you have leftover Wonton wrappers, be sure to try Dessert Wontons!
Crispy Baked Wontons
½ lb ground pork
½ lb pound ground turkey
1 small onion chopped
1 can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
¼ cup egg substitute
1 ½ tsp ground ginger
1 pkg wonton wrappers
In a large skillet cook the pork, turkey, and onion until the meat is cooked through. Drain. In a large bowl mix together the meat, water chestnuts, soy sauce, egg substitute and ginger. Now if you don’t have egg substitute you could just use 1 regular egg. Or even leave it out. I am not sure it did much. I ended up with a soup at the bottom of my meat,. So next time, I am going to put the soy sauce in with the meat during the last few minutes of cooking, and just leave the egg out.
Then comes the wrapping. It is kind of hard to explain, so check out the pictures for the examples. Lay one wrapper down at an angle. Put in about 2 tsp of filling. You have to play around with the amount to make it work for you. Too much, and they don’t fold up well. Moisten all the edges with water.
Fold over the 2 sides.
Starting at the bottom roll up to seal. This isn’t how the book described, so you can mess around and see what works for you.
Place all the wontons on a lined baking sheet. Spray them with cooking spray and bake at 400 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes. I turned on the broiler the last minute to get them more brown and crispy.
Serve with Sweet and Sour Sauce for dipping. My super picky 6 year old even ate a couple (he dipped his in ranch)! Huge success!
What to do with the other ½ pound of turkey and pork – turn into a burger!
I just mixed the pork and turkey with about 2 Tbls of Onion Soup Mix and 1 Tbls Ranch Dressing mix (great combo for beef burgers as well).
Form into patties.
Grill for about 7 minutes per side, and top as you would a normal beef hamburger – they were very juicy and yummy!
Have a great week!