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Coming up with different recipes to please my "little highness" seems to be my day time job last few months. As long as I can get away with my own nuances, I am game - of course! At this stage of his life, my little dude needs cartloads of calories. He burns calories like I burn through my monthly budget; Pooof! and its all gone before I know it. Given my interest with DIY projects (as much as time allows me), I seem to be doing just that last few months - making something or the other from scratch.
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But time and energy eludes me more often than I like, which is when easy snacks like these yummy wontons come into the picture. A quick snack to put together with just two main ingredients. I prefer using homemade Cream Cheese but for those times when I can't, I opt for cultured cream cheese that is made without any thickeners or additives. But you can use regular Philadelphia® Cream Cheese brand as well. These are easy to adapt to suit your taste preferences. Calories with substance not to speak of the addictive taste.
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  • Serves: 5 people
  • Yields: Makes 15 Wontons
Ingredients
    Basic Ingredients
  • 4 oz organic cultured Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (green onions)
  • Abt 15 Wonton wrappers
    Optional (but recommended)
  • Pinch of Garlic powder (optional) - see Tips
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Dash of Sriracha/Hot sauce (skip if making for kids)
  • 1 Egg white, beaten [or just water for securing wantons]
Tips
1. Garlic Powder: You can use minced fresh garlic instead.
Method
1. Heat oil for deep frying (temperature 350 degrees).  Mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and scallions together. You can leave out the optional ingredients but I prefer these with them.
2. Mix until smooth. Room temperature cream cheese is important. But if using cold, directly from fridge, use your processor to do the mixing.Taste and season according to your taste.
3. You can use egg white or water to secure the wonton.  I used 1 egg yolk that i had leftover from breakfast. Just apply around the edges.
4. Place 1 tsp of cream cheese mixture in the center.  Adding too much might seep through the wonton and cause mini explosions in the oil - so take care.
5. I bring one end to the other end to form a triangle. Press it well to make sure the ends are secure.
6. You can fry this as it is at this point. But I prefer to press it in the center from top, add a little more egg white/water to one arm,
7. and bring the other edge on top of this one
8. (kinda sorta) forming a small boat shape. You can see a video by Jaden Hair on forming this shape.
9. The shape is more for aesthetic sense and doesn't really affect the taste or texture as such. Form whatever shape is easy for you. Repeat this for rest of them.
10. Drop wonton into the oil
11. Cook till golden brown and let wonton dry on paper towel
12. Make sure the temperature is around 350. Too hot will burn this since it browns pretty fast. It should get browned in under 1 minute. Too soon or too late will make this burnt or too oily/soggy.
When fried right, these are crispy and chewy in the center, with a decadent cream cheese filling oozing out with a bite. When giving to kids make sure to cool them a bit since the cheese filling is super hot - more than the crispy wonton and might burn your unsuspecting kid's tongue. Serve it with sauce of your choice. Mine likes it with regular Ketchup or Chilli sweet Sauce. Easy Snacks Recipes |  Kid friendly Snack Recipes | Wonton Wrapper Recipes | Cheese Rangoons Recipe

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6 Comments

By Angel Jade on Oct 17, 2017

Looks very delicious amazing recipe I will definetly try this out.

By Cindy on Apr 30, 2017

Can your wontons be frozen after preparation

Oh yes. Freeze them first on a sheet, then bag and store in the freezer thereafter.When ready to use, DO NOT defrost but instead directly drop the frozen wontons directly into oil. Give it additional time in the fryer for it to get crisp.--DK

By Olie Mazz on Jul 27, 2015

looks amazing :-o 8-O

By Rocelyn Combate on Apr 3, 2015

:wink: Amazing!!!

By Sharyn Bowes on Feb 22, 2015

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By sayeda Ghaffar khaleque on Feb 1, 2015

I made this wonton but I used homemade panir instead of cream cheese! Thank you very much for the recipe :)