"If you like jalapeno poppers, you will love these fried wontons stuffed with cheese and jalapeno!" — Rebecca Swift
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1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (4 ounce) can
diced jalapeno peppers
green onions, diced
1 (16 ounce) package
vegetable oil for frying
I covered and baked these basted in butter so I wouldn't have to fry. Amazingly good!!!
This was just 'okay'. I prefer the simpler, more basic recipe for the filling... cream cheese should be the only cheese; the jalapenos and garlic should be replaced with water chestnuts, and add your choice of seasons and spices. A bit too much for a 'basic' recipe. Less is better in this already rich appetizer.
UPDATE: 4 years ago I gave this recipe a so-so review. My skills have improved over the last few years so I decided to try them again last night. Fantastic results!! I used Hong Kong style Wonton wrappers bought at a local Asian market and a mixture of water and cornstarch brushed on the edge to seal. I think the cornstarch and water was really the key in keeping these suckers closed. Also filled each with only a level teaspoon of filling. Made about 30 total. Be warned, they are a bit time consuming. But worth it!
Awesome! These have great flavor, and take very little time. I use fresh jalapenos, (quite a few because I like them spicy), and dip them in jalapeno jelly. Be sure your oil is at a good temperature, (I fry a couple empty wrappers prior to the real thing and make certain they brown up in 5-10 seconds), and seal the wontons with a paste made of cornstarch and water, otherwise they may explode.
These were good everybody loved them… I actually baked these and folded them into little envelopes. I lightly sprayed Pam on both sides. And I baked them at 350 for 5 to 8 minutes on both sides. And they came out delicious.
These are a litte too cream cheesey for us, so next time I would cut back on that. I had a hard time finding wonton wrappers so I found some mini fillo shells in my grocer's freezer section. They are already pre-baked so all I had to do was scoop a little filling in each, reheat in oven for about five minutes and done. Saved ALOT of time by 1)Not having to wrap all those wontons and 2)Not having to fry them. Would suggest this as an alternative if you don't want to take the time or if you can't find the wrappers. Overall, these are good.
We made these without the monterey jack, just the cream cheese and jalapeno, served it with sweet n sour sauce, or red pepper jelly for dipping. Everyone loved them! an easier, tastier version of a jalapeno popper! They were a huge hit!
This is a wonderful recipe! I serve these at my Christmas party every year and they are the first thing to go!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 125
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