Recipe by Betty Crocker®
"Wake up your next party with a bang! Firecracker appetizers are an explosion of flavor with turkey and crisp-tender cabbage and carrots ignited by the zest of chili paste."
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ground turkey breast
green onion, finely chopped
sweet and sour sauce
I made this for our family's Thanksgiving dinner. The recipe was much praised and requested. Big winner. I replaced the ground turkey with ground pork, since I like it better.
Fila dough was a pain to work with of course, egg roll wrappers would have ben easier. The wrappers were to crisp and "exploded when eaten." A person more experienced in pastry dough probably would have had more success.
Man, these were good! Didn't have any chile paste in the house so I subbed with szechaun sauce. I also added garlic and onion powders, cayenne, a little teriyaki sauce and a spoonful of peanut butter to the meat mixture. This was my first time working with phyllo dough and it wasn't as difficult to work with as I had thought. Hubby and I made these together, as they can be a little time consuming. I had to bake about twenty minutes longer than suggested, but my oven seems to be off. We make a lot of egg rolls around here and I was happy to find something similar without having to fry. The dough was light and crispy and we served these with lite teriyaki dipping sauce. Friends and family went nuts over this great appetizer. My only question is: Could you possibly make these ahead of time if you wanted to bring them to a party? Or would they dry out?
I wanted to give this 3 stars for the recipe as written, but with some additional changs and my guests responses, I will give it 4 stars. I am a spice wimp so I dont know if I had a weak chili sauce or what, but I doubled the chili sauce and still didnt think they were that spicy. Also, per other reviews, I added a big spoonful of peanutbutter and some terriyaki sauce and used half turkey/half pork. I doubled the recipe so it was definitely time consuming to wrap all of them up! I would definitely recommend either baking them right away or freezing them- I transported them to a party and baked them there and some of them got sticky and fell apart before baking.
Love these! Always get compliments when I bring them to a gathering (although sometimes I have to cut down on the chili garlic sauce) to please others. Plum sauce or honey garlic, etc. goes nicely for dipping. You can also freeze them (before the baking stage) between layers of wax paper in an airtight container.
I loved this recipe and the greatest thing is that you can freeze them and reheat and they don't loose any flavor/taste. They are delicious. I think I may try them with ground pork next time though.
These were very good. I made the filling ahead of time and filled the phyllo dough the next day. Yes the phyllo is a bit of a pain, but I think it was worth it. The filling was a little on the dry side when eaten with out a sauce, but I dipped these in a sweet and sour sauce and they were yummy. A cute idea to finish these off would be to cut thin strips of green onion and tie these around the two twisted ends.. sort of like party ribbon.
These were delicious! There was *just* enough chili paste in it to give it a nice zing. I did have a heck of a time figuring out how to make it into a 'firecracker' shape, so I ended up making little 'eggrolls' out of them, and they were easier to handle. I figure I might make the filling again and serve it over rice as a main dish.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 41
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