Whimsical Cookery is a site for adults who prefer to eat like children, or perhaps just need to cook for some children. This site contains an aversion to vegetables, a love of fried food and cupcakes, lazy shortcuts, some disturbing creations, and an ignorance of proper culinary practices...

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Heart Attack Wontons

And now for something disgustingly amazing...  care for a heart attack in a wonton?
Heart Attack Wontons are basically mozzarella cheese and spicy seasoned fries wrapped in a wonton and fried.  I highly suggest serving them with a dipping sauce, such as BBQ sauce (or a flavoured BBQ sauce).  Asian soy-based sauces may also be yummy!
Please take care when eating these, as they are tragically bad for your health... yet are small and addictive.

You will need:
1 package of wonton wrappers (not the larger egg-roll version).
1 package of frozen seasoned fries (I used Ore-Ida 'Zesties!' but other spicy fries or cut up curly fries would suffice)
1 medium-sized block of mozzarella cheese
Vegetable oil
Small bowl of water

1. Cook a few handfuls of the spicy fries according to the package directions - and how many wontons you wish to make.

2. Cut up your mozzarella and fries into pieces that may fit into the wonton wrappers (generally, they will be around 1.5in or 3.5cm when folded up).

3. Lay out a wonton wrapper and fill!

4. Fold the wonton up as though you would fold a burrito
            a.) Pull the short edges over and then wrap the long sides over.
            b.) You may want to dip your finger in the bowl of water and slightly dampen the
            surfaces of the wonton that need to connect (this will act as a glue to hold the
            wonton wrapper together).

5. Just before your last few wontons are filled is a good time to start heating your oil.  Pour your vegetable oil into a frying pan so that the entire surface is generously covered.  Be sure not to add too much oil and be sure not to overheat the oil (i.e. if your oil starts smoking!) as these can be fire hazards.

6. Using tongs, lower 3-4 wontons into the frying pan.  Turn the wontons frequently and cook until they develop small brown bubbles (this will take about 30 seconds-1minute).

7. Return wontons to paper-towel covered plates.

8. Make sure wontons are still warm when eating, as they are *much* better this way.  If they have cooled slightly, just pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.