Potato Mushroom Wontons Two Ways

Wontons are a really good appetizer or meal when served with other sides. This ones has a potato mushroom filling but use your imagination to create many other fillings to your desire: spinach, cheese, carrots, cabbage etc.

For this recipe you will need:

6 Large Potatoes
7 Large White Mushrooms, Cleaned, Stems Removed and Chopped
2 Large Shallots, Chopped Small
1 Tsp. Fresh Garlic
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, for frying vegetables
1Pinch Salt
1Tsp Cayenne Pepper and Paprika
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Package Gefen Square Wonton Wrappers

Start by creating the wonton's filling mixture. Boil up the potatoes in a pot of boiling salted water until very soft and mashable. In a small saute pan fry up mushrooms, shallots and garlic. Once they are nicely fried up add the salt, cayenne pepper, paprika and sugar. You can leave out the cayenne pepper if you do not like food very spicy. At this point make sure the wonton wrappers are fully defrosted. Take the peel off the potatoes. Mash them in a bowl. Pour the mushroom mixture in with the potatoes and mix it all together. (Save half of the filling for the other wontons) Now prepare the wontons. Lay out the square wonton wrapper. Take about a teaspoon of the potato mushroom mixture and put it in the center of the wrapper. Wet all the outer edges and close it to make a triangle shape- from the left top corner to the right bottom corner. Then press around the edges with your fingers to be sure they are closed tight. You can make as many as you like. The package of wontons comes with quite a bit of wrappers.

For the first way:


Cooked:
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling lower flame to small- medium. Drop the wontons in about 3-4 at a time and let them cook for 3 minutes at the most before transfering them to a plate. Do not let the wontons cook for more then 3-4 minutes they will become too soft and fall apart and do not cook for less then 3-4 minutes or they will be a little uncooked in spots.

Now for the sauce- You will need:
-1/4 Cup Milk
-3 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
-1 Tsp Garlic Powder
-1 Tsp Sugar

Put the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Mix constantly. Once parmesan cheese has melted into sauce shut the flame.

Pour sauce over wontons and serve.

Now for the second way:



Fried:

Take the same filling and repeat the step of putting it in the center of the wonton wrapper, wetting the outside edges and closing it to form a triangle.

But this time put about 1/4 cup of oil in a frying pan for deep frying.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and once it is hot enough, put the wontons in about 3 at a time and fry for about 3 minutes total so 1.5 minutes on one side and 1.5 minutes on the other side or until golden brown on both sides.

Remove to a plate.

Then make the sauce in a saucepan. heat and mix till smooth and blended together:

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons Sugar

Drizzle sauce over wontons and serve.


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