I love playing with wonton wrappers. I know I've barely scratched the surface of all the interesting things you can do with them. In fact, I just found this fabulous article with other ideas that I'm going to have to play with down the road.
Tonight we made taco bites. I layered extra lean ground chicken in a silicone muffin pan, seasoned with homemade taco seasoning spice, layered with frozen corn and a slice of cheddar cheese, and topped with a second wrapper. These were baked @ 375*F for about 25 minutes. Served with salsa on the side, to accommodate my picky boys' palate, and fresh vegetables.
The second picture, above, is my BBQ pork nests. These were made by stir frying red peppers, garlic, and onions together with some already cooked leftover tenderloin strips. I mixed in a little sauce, topped them off with a bit of cheese, and baked for about the same length of time at the same temperature. They were delicious, and were a hit appetizer at the party I brought them to.
The third is a twist on the second. These wontons were cooked more traditionally, the BBQ pork stuffed inside the wrappers, sealed, boiled, and then pan fried until crisp. Served with coleslaw, they were given a 2-thumbs up by my first son.
Did any of these ideas inspire you to start playing around in your kitchen? #testkitchen fun! These are especially fun to use when you have some time and a few leftover ingredients you're looking to find a use for. I was able to use up the last of my pork tenderloin, the last pepper, and the end of my bag of frozen corn.
Enjoy your day, friends.