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Italian Cheese Wontons

 Italian Cheese Wontons
A cheesy filling gives wonton wrappers a taste-tempting, Italian twist. The hot and crisp snacks get gobbled up...no matter how many I make!—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia
40 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Marinara or spaghetti sauce, warmed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  • Position a wonton wrapper with one point toward you. (Keep remaining
  • wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Place
  • 1 tablespoon filling in the center of wrapper. Fold bottom corner
  • over filling; fold sides toward center over filling. Roll toward the
  • remaining point. Moisten top corner with water; press to seal.
  • Repeat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°.
  • Fry wontons, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until
  • golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with marinara. Yield: 40
  • wontons.

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Italian Cheese Wontons (continued)

To Make Ahead: Prepare the wonton filling the day before. Fill the wontons the day of the party; cover with damp paper towels and plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Facts: 1 wonton (calculated without sauce) equals 81 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 117 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.