I’ve seen a lot of nifty easy-to-eat appetizers, but
those using wonton wrappers as a base seem so easy to eat and make. I’ve been
dying to try them for ages, but haven’t been able to find wonton wrappers in my
local grocery stores. I had been all over the Giant Eagle closest to my home and
several other grocery stores (Heinen’s, Marc’s, etc.) looking for the wrappers
to no avail. One of my co-workers (I believe it was Theresa Audia)
happened to mention seeing them in the Giant Eagle by the Great Lakes Mall. I
made a trip and sure enough found exactly what I needed in the refrigerated
section on the wall by the produce.
Having procured the wonton wrappers I went through and
found one of the appetizer recipes I wanted to try: Mini tacos. The pin has all
the instructions and links to a Flickr page.
“Mini tacos: Won ton wrappers in
muffin tins filled with taco seasoned ground meat, cheese & bake for 8
minutes at 350. Top with favorite taco toppings! Perfect for entertaining!”
How it went
These instructions are
ridiculously easy to follow. Honestly, you don’t even need instructions to repeat
I browned some ground turkey and
added a packet of taco seasoning while my oven preheated (325 degrees for my
oven — it runs hot).
I elected to spray my muffin tray
before arranging the wonton wrappers.
I added the seasoned taco meat
and sprinkled some shredded cheddar cheese on it. I filled my wonton wrappers
pretty full, but you may want to fill yours less if you’re planning on adding
more toppings later.
I baked mine for about seven
minutes, pulling them out when the edges started to brown. Once they were
finished baking they were easily removed from the muffin tin using a spoon.
I topped half of mine with green
onions and served them up for a small group of friends.
They were a total hit with the
group, earning rave reviews and clean plates.
This recipe is endlessly
customizable. Serve with sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, onions, guacamole,
whatever you want. Use different meat or cheese. This would be very easy to
prep for ahead of time as well (brown the meat and season it beforehand). This
is definitely making it onto my keeper board.
— Nicole Franz | NiFranz@News-Herald.com | @FranzOrFoe
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Labels: appetizers, Mexican