The Wondrous World of Wonton Wrappers

The Wondrous World of Wonton Wrappers

SO many uses! I will definitely be doing more posts about recipes with these wrappers. The possibilities are endless… and I don’t mean that as a figure of speech. I actually believe that I could keep coming up with ideas for theses little guys forever… for-ev-er (this is a reference to The Sandlot, which you NEED to watch now if you haven’t already).20140512_183101

So basically, for the two version in this post all I did was preheat the oven to 350º, grease a muffin tin and then put the wrappers in the tin like so:

Then you pop it in the oven for 5 minutes until the wontons are golden brown and presto change-o you’ve got yourself beautiful little food cups that you can put almost anything inside. I did two variations to get started.

20140517_000343Strawberry Yogurt Wonton

I loved these. All I did was put a dollop of plain greek yogurt in the bottom of the baked wonton and then added a little bit of strawberry jam to the top. It was almost like a strawberry cheesecake and the wonton added a crispy contrast to the yogurt. Minimal effort, maximum delicious.20140516_201541

Shrimp Wonton 

These were scrumptious too. Whereas the Strawberry Yogurt Wonton is more of a dessert, these are more of an appetizer. For these, I sautéed onions and mushrooms together (about  3/4 cup each) in an electric frying pan over medium heat in a generous table spoon of garlic with 20140512_183044about two tablespoons of butter for 10-15 minutes.  I added cooked shrimp to the mix in the last 5 minutes just to warm them. Once the onions were soft and they and the mushrooms had browned, I took them off the heat. I put a little greek yogurt in the bottom of the wonton and then spooned the shrimp mixture into the wonton.20140512_195907

The great thing about Greek yogurt is that it is so versatile (and guilt free!). When added with sweets, like the strawberry jam, it takes on a rich creamy texture that lends itself to the sweetness. However, when added to salty dishes, it takes on a taste akin to sour cream. I use it as a sour cream substitute all the time when I’m making mexican dishes.

Enjoy and let me know what you think 🙂

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9 thoughts on “The Wondrous World of Wonton Wrappers

      1. If you’re ever in the city I live in there’s a restaurant called Mickey Mantle’s Steak House that has the best shrimp cocktail in the world!

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