At a local restaurant the other night, I ordered an appetizer that was quite flavorful. It was good yet I was looking for a bit more bang than it delivered. I copied their basic idea of a stuffed fried wonton, tinkered around with the filling combination and ended up with a variation that I liked much better.
I chose to fill my wontons with a mixture of sautéed spinach, finely minced shallots and jalapenos in combination with just enough cream cheese to create a creamy filling.
A quick flash fry browned the wonton to a wonderful crispness and melted the cream cheese. After I plated it, I served it with a roasted garlic cream sauce the same as the restaurant sauce.
This quick and easy appetizer is sure to please a crowd. They called theirs “wonton pillows” on the menu, so I think I’ll opt to call mine “wonton clouds” since the filling was heavenly.