Thursday, 30 October 2014

Cheese Wontons with Monterey Jack Cheese

Photo Credit: showmetheyummy

Cheese Wontons with Monterey Jack Cheese

I love the crunch of potato chips the taste of melted cheese so what could be better than wontons filled with melted cheese.

Crispy, crunchy on the outside and filled with hot, gooey melty cheese! What could be better?
Adapted from: showmetheyummy


1 package wonton wrappers
1 (1 lb) block Monterey Jack cheese


Start with one wonton wrapper, brush it with water (you can just use your finger like below too if you don't have the real fancy brush), and place another wrapper directly on top of it. Press down on it firmly all over so they stick together.
Then slice your cheese, I think Monterey Jack works the best for these, into ¾ - 1 oz cubes.  I put 4-5 cubes in each Wonton, it should fill it up pretty well once folded.
Dip your pointer finger in water, and brush the outside edges with water. No need to be stingy, the water helps the wonton adhere to itself.
Take opposite corners of the wonton and bring them together.
Pinch tightly and repeat with the other two opposite corners.
Make sure the seams are firmly pinched together (really... make sure they're stuck together well) and then place the whole wonton into your hand and gently squeeze out any excess air.
Check to make sure there are no holes, pockets, or loose seams in the wonton wrapper, as the cheese will melt out! Repeat this process with as many wontons as you'd like.
Now you're going to grab a saucepan (I don't suggest using a frying pan for this, it's too messy and dangerous) and place about an inch worth of vegetable oil in it on medium high heat until it's 325 degrees Fahrenheit. I use a candy thermometer to make sure I stay in the 325-350 range.
Place your wonton(s) carefully in the hot oil and cook until golden brown. The cooking time will vary depending on how many you're cooking at once. It took me about a minute for two wontons, and we flipped them about half way through. Tipping the pan, so the oil can fully submerge the wonton helps to cook them faster, and you don't have to flip them! You'll be able to tell when they're ready, just look for a nice golden color! I would suggest testing one at a time, until you feel comfortable on the amount of time it takes to get a golden, crunchy outside, with a gooey cheese center!
Also, make sure you're keeping an eye on the oil temperature, because you may need to adjust the heat level as you're going to maintain 325 degree F oil.
After the wontons are done, place on a paper towel to drain excess oil and serve immediately with that really awesome honey mustard that's been waiting in the fridge.


The best thing about this recipe is that you can make just one, or make enough for a crowd! 1 (1 oz) cube of cheese = 1 wonton wrapper. 1 (1 lb) block of cheese = 1 package wonton wrappers.

If you really don't feel like frying, these can be baked at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, flipping over halfway through the cooking time!

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