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Jalapeno Wontons Recipe

“My husband loves jalapeno poppers but they are rather costly. He loves these that I came up with and wishes I made them more often!” -Tina Heidler of Stinesville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, diced
  • 1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and salt. Stir in jalapenos. Place 1-1/2 teaspoons filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten edges with water; fold opposite corners together over filling and press to seal.
  • 2. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Fry wontons in batches for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 wonton equals 62 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.