Who's in the mood for Chinese?
How does gingery Beef and Broccoli, with carrots, baby corn, and mushrooms, over a bed of steaming jasmine rice sound? Maybe with a side of cream cheese wontons?
Put down that phone!! You are not ordering Chinese, you are making it!
- 2- 8 oz packages of cream cheese
- Package of small Wonton skins
- 2 stems of Green onion (scallion)
- 1/4 tsp. fresh Ginger
- 1 tsp. Soy sauce
- Small bowl of water
- 1 c. cooking oil
- 1 jar of Duck sauce
Take cream cheese out of fridge and allow to soften in a bowl for about 20 minutes. Finely chop the scallion, ginger, and garlic, and add to the cream cheese. Add soy sauce and mix until completely blended.
Take a stack of wonton skins out of the package. On a smooth surface lay out a few of the wonton skins. Place about a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture on the middle of each wonton skin.
Fold one of the corners of the wonton over to the opposite corner, sealing the edge. If the edge is not sealing, add a tiny bit more water around the edge, but be careful not to have the edge too wet, or the skin will tear.
Set the finished wontons aside to "dry" for about 15 minutes.
You want to be very careful right now so you do not overcook the wontons. Count to about 35-40 seconds and turn the wonton in the oil, and then remove after another 35-40 seconds.
When you are finished frying all the wontons, turn the stove off and let the oil cook before discarding. Serve the wontons immediately with duck sauce.
(You can also put the wontons in aluminum foil in reheat in the oven later-if you do this, only heat in 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.)
The Beef and Broccoli recipe is here!