Monday, February 27, 2012

Baked Turkey Wontons

I really love Wontons and Spring Rolls, but, because of my shellfish and sesame allergies I hesitate to eat them at restaurants.   Just like my tree nut allergies preventing me from eating a lot of prepared bakery products.  So I always love experimenting with making things on my own, that way I know exactly what's in what I'm eating.

This last weekend, I had fun experimenting with a package of Won ton wrappers I found in the produce section of my grocery store.  The Won ton wrappers contained very simple ingredients, and nothing I was allergic to.  I also bought a package of finely shredded cabbage to go with the recipe I was thinking of.  I decided on a baked ground turkey filled Wonton.



Here is my recipe for Easy Baked Turkey WonTons.

1 package won ton wrappers
1 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion
1 package of finely shredded cabbage (of course you can also shred your own about 2-3 cups worth)
1 large carrot cleaned, peeled, and finely grated
1/4 cup soy sauce
salt and pepper
1 rounded tablespoon brown sugar
3-4 green onions cleaned and chopped
either a little fresh finely chopped garlic or a pinch or two of garlic powder to taste
baking spray

Brown the turkey with dehydrated minced onion in a deep pan until thoroughly cooked, season with a little salt and pepper, add a quarter cup of soy sauce and the shredded cabbage and carrot, and stir along with the turkey on medium low heat until cabbage is steamed and incorporated into the turkey, this happens pretty quickly with the finely shredded cabbage.  Then stir in chopped green onions, tablespoon of brown sugar, and a little garlic, and check for personal taste preference, add more seasoning or soy sauce if needed, thoroughly combine all seasoning, set aside.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (best stuff ever, I use it all the time, you can find it by the aluminum foil and saran wrap), open your won ton wrappers, fill a little bowl with water.  Put a won ton in your hand, scoop a small rounded spoon of the turkey filling and put in the center of won ton, using your finger, wet two sides of the won ton edge with water, then fold in half on the diagonal and press the won ton together to form a triangle, making sure to seal the edge well.



 Continue filling won tons until you fill your tray.  Using a baking spray, spray over the top of the won tons to give them a light coating of oil so they don't dry out in the oven.



Bake at 425 F. for about 8-10 minutes until crispy and golden brown.


Serve with Soy sauce or sweet and sour sauce.  Great as an appetizer or as part of your dinner.  This recipe will make quite a few wontons, depending on how full you fill each wrapper, this recipe should fill between 40 and 45 wontons.

Great recipe, and healthier since they are baked instead of fried.  I look forward to experimenting with this recipe in the future, I think a spicy version would be very good as well, maybe a little red pepper added.
I also look forward to trying out other fillings with these Won Ton wrappers like a dessert filling. :)

Enjoying the weather today, the sun came out, and I enjoyed getting out for a nice sunny walk in the garden, I love these little tastes of spring we get in between the rainy rainy rain we've been having.  Hope everyone is having a nice Monday!


3 comments:

  1. Looks good, April! I use coleslaw mix for these types of things. Lot less mess. Enjoy you spring weather!

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  2. Those look delicious. I, too, love spring rolls and anything tucked into yummy dough or won ton wrappers. I'm going tontry this. We use ground turkey a lot. We don't eat very much red meat anymore. Thank you for the recipe!

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  3. These look delicious, April!! I wanted to pass on the Sunshine Award to you. You can get the details at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/02/sunshine-award.html. Thank you for all the sunshine you provide in my life!

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