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Chinese Firecrackers

Chinese Firecrackers

"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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1 h 15 m servings 121 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook turkey, cabbage, carrot and onions in oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in chili paste. Mix wine and cornstarch; stir into turkey mixture. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degreesF. Cut stack of phyllo sheets crosswise in half. Cover with waxed paper, then with damp towel to prevent them from drying out. Place 1 half-sheet of phyllo on flat surface. Brush with small amount of oil. Top with second half-sheet of phyllo. Place about 2 tablespoons turkey mixture on short end of phyllo; shape mixture into about 4-inch log. Roll up phyllo and turkey mixture. Twist phyllo 1 inch from each end to make firecracker shape. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining phyllo and turkey mixture.
  3. Brush firecrackers with remaining oil. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until phyllo is crisp and golden brown. Serve with sweet-and-sour sauce.


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  1. 34 Ratings

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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.

Most helpful critical review

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 ...

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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.

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 b...

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 ...

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 ni...

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 tho...

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 d...

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...

So, soooo yummy! I used ground chicken and the next time I think I'll try it with spring roll pastry like someone else suggested as they were a little too flaky for me with the phyllo. YUMMERS!

I looked everywhere for the phyllo dough and couldn't find it anywhere. So, I opted for the traditional egg roll wrappers (won ton skins). I made everything as directed and made egg rolls instea...

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