This is one of my favorite Chinese food appetizers. It is simple and easy to throw together.
Mix room temperature cream cheese with minced green onion and a little sugar.
Put a dollop in the middle of a won ton square. Dip your finger in a bowl of water and use it to trace all along the sides...
Pinch the corners to seal and it's ready to fry!
How cool is that?
I made this along with our Valentines Dinner: General Tsao's Chicken, brown rice, ham fried rice, and egg drop soup. There was no room for dessert; none was needed!
Dip this in a sweet 'n sour sauce and call this dessert.
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 green onion, finely minced
1/4 t. sugar
1 wonton wrappers, 1/2 package
Wok or deep skillet
2” of oil for frying
strainer or tongs
Mix cream cheese, minced onion and sugar well. Take a wonton wrapper and lay it in front of you. Put about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the wonton sheet. Take a little water and coat the edges of the sheet with your finger. Fold as desired, sealing all the edges securely. Repeat till cheese is gone.
Heat your frying oil in a wok or large skillet to 350°F. Drop your wontons slowly into the hot oil, till golden brown.
Carefully remove the golden wontons and place on a paper towel.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
4 t. cornstarch
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
2 T. corn syrup
2 T. soy sauce
2 t. grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in chicken broth, vinegar, corn syrup, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
Makes about 1 1/3 c. sauce