Italian Cheese Wontons

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Preparation time: 25 mins plus chilling
Cooking time: 5 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 40 servings


•2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
•1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
•1 egg, beaten
•1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
•1 garlic clove, minced
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/8 teaspoon pepper
•40 wonton wrappers
•Oil for deep-fat frying
•Marinara or spaghetti sauce, warmed


•In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
• Position a wonton wrapper with one point toward you. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Place 1 tablespoon filling in the center of wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling; fold sides toward center over filling. Roll toward the remaining point. Moisten top corner with water; press to seal. Repeat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
• In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°.
•Fry wontons, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with marinara. Yield: 40 wontons.

To Make Ahead: Prepare the wonton filling the day before. Fill the wontons the day of the party; cover with damp paper towels and plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.


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