A few weeks ago, I developed quite a hankering for wontons. I eventually got around to gathering all of the ingredients and whipped up a glorious batch of cabbage and pork wontons. They were the kind of food perfection that I dreamed about for days afterwards. They were so good that I had to go searching for more wonton wraps because we devoured the first 100 (I still had some of the filling left over, and it would have been a crime to go to waste).
When I sat down to make another batch of delicious pork wontons, I ended up having a couple dozen wraps left over. Not one to let any food go to waste, I dreamed up an idea. I admit – I thought I was being totally creative when I thought of the idea to put Nutella in the wonton wraps. I shouldn’t have been so naive. Of course it had been tried before….although maybe my particular spin was a unique version.
I was eager to share both wonton recipes. Did I mention that those pork wontons were incredible? After uploading the photos to my computer, I pulled out my iPad to grab the recipe. And it was gone. However creative I got with my Googling, I could not find the wonton recipe again. (I eventually did figure out the recipe, FYI)
At least the Nutella wonton recipe is safe in my head. And right here…so I don’t forget. And so I can make them again.
Because however incredible the pork wontons were, these…well, these were full of Nutella.
- 25 (or more) wonton wrappers
- ½ cup Nutella
- ¼ cup Rice Krispie (or Cocoa Krispie) cereal
- vegetable oil for frying
- sliced strawberries
- whipped cream
- small bowl of water
- In a small bowl, mix Nutella and cereal.
- Drop a teaspoon full of Nutella mixture in the middle of each wonton wrap.
- Dip your finger in the bowl of water and wet the edges of the wraps, one at a time. Fold the wontons in half to form a triangle and pinch edges closed. If desired, using another drop of water, pinch the outer corners together. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, as you're folding the rest of the wontons, heat the oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat.
- Drop 6-8 wontons at a time into the hot oil. Use a slotted spoon to ensure that the wontons don't stick to the bottom of the pan. Turn once.
- When wontons have started to turn golden brown, remove from the pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream and sliced strawberries.
While I ate all of these myself (ok, I might have shared a few with the kids), I am definitely making these for my next get together. They are sure to WOW.
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