Tuesday, February 2, 2010
stuff white people like
stuff white people like.
everything they feature on their site makes me giggle snort.
they get it right on the money every time.
when i think of cream cheese won tons...this website comes to mind and i wonder if its going to be #139.
you would never see these on a real, authentic chinese food restaurant menu.
right?? or am i wrong?
well, i know you would never see these in china!
i always scoff when i see them at take out chinese food restaurants.
"who eats those??" i think to myself.
i don't think i ever saw them at a restaurant growing up in hawaii.
only on the mainland.
so, FINALLY i had my 1st cream cheese won ton the other day.
in the privacy of my own home.
well...they were pretty good.
ok...they were super yummy.
when something is tasty, its tasty.
no argument there!
a couple friends and i made about 150 of them for a birthday celebration.
these are so easy to make and great super bowl appetizer.
oh....allll of the white and ASIAN kids we served them to at the party were very happy to see them.
Cream Cheese Won Tons
1 package of square won ton wrappers (most grocery stores carry them)
1 brick of softened cream cheese
1 bunch green onions finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
oil for frying
In a mixing bowl combine the softened cream cheese, green onions and salt. Mix with a rubber spatula until combined.
Place about a teaspoon size drop of the cream cheese mixture in the center of one won ton wrapper. Dip your finger in some water and go around the edge of the won ton wrapper to dampen it well.
Bring one edge of the wrapper to the other forming a triangle. From the cream cheese dollop out, push all the air out of the inside and seal the edges.
Place on a plate.
Continue until you run out of cream cheese mixture or wrappers.
In a medium size heavy duty sauce pan or a deep fryer, on medium high heat bring 3 cups of oil to 375 degrees.
Place 3-4 won tons in the oil at once. No more than that, it will drop the oil temp too low.
Fry for about 1 minute or less on each side until light golden brown.
Remove from oil and place on paper towels. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
I place the finished won tons on a paper towel lined cookie sheet in the oven on warm until I have enough to fill a serving bowl and place out for guests.
Serve these as soon as possible.
They will stay crunchy for about an hour after cooking.
You can make these about 24-48 hours ahead of time and store them in fridge prior to frying.
Make sure to lay the uncooked won tons individually and place wax paper in between the rows.
Easy Dipping Sauce
3 tablespoons dijon mustard
3 tablespoons sweet thai chili sauce. you can also use orange marmalade or apricot jam.
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl until combined. Double recipe as needed.