Beer Cheese Wontons
This recipe has nothing to do with Thanksgiving.
I love Thanksgiving, really. It’s my favorite holiday, due in no small part to the fact that it is a day devoted to a gluttonous love of food. And no presents are exchanged. I’m not sure what it is about those present exchanging holidays that makes me nervous. I’ve never been a girl who is comfortable with receiving gifts. I love to give them, completely love it. But having someone watch me open a gift, I can’t help but feel completely self conscious about my reaction which I assume to be sub-par.
I know. If you haven’t noticed, I tend to over think things.
Which makes my love for Thanksgiving FAR exceed any feelings I have for Christmas. I get to make significantly more food than will ever be consumed, and no one will be attempting to decipher my reaction as I peel away the wrapping of a hand selected present.
Starting sometime in the next 36 hours, I will start preparations for the following dishes: This turkey, These rolls, this Mac n Cheese, something similar to this pie, and this pie too. As well as about 6 other dishes that will create a disgusting surplus of food.
And then, we will all be back to making football food, like portable beer cheese dip.
Beer Cheese Wontons
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tbs corn starch
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 cup beer
- 1/2 tsp sriracha
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 2 tbs green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- In a food processor combine the first 9 ingredients (everything except the wonton wrappers, green onions and the oil), process until well combined.
- One at a time, place the wonton wrappers on a flat surface. Using your fingers or a pastry brush, wet the edges or the wrappers with water.
- Place about 1 tbs of filling in the center of the wrapper. Sprinkle green onions on top (about 1/4 tsp).
- Fold wrapper over to create a triangle, press the edges together until very well sealed. Brush the bottom of the triangle with water and fold the corners into the center and press into shape.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat until hot but not smoking. Adjust heat to make sure it does not get to the smoking point, or the wontons will burn.
- Carefully add wontons to the hot oil, cooking until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
- Serve immediately, wontons will get soggy if they sit.
Averie @ Averie Cooks November 20, 2012 um 1:53 am
cream cheese wontons were the things that were gobbled first at Chinese restaurants! I need to make them at home!
Good Food Good Friends November 20, 2012 um 4:17 am
I love cooking with beer almost as much as I love cooking with wine! It adds such a wonderful depth of flavor. I think I’ll make these one day during one of my husband’s football watching marathons. He’ll love them!
Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama November 20, 2012 um 4:35 am
What is not to love about these?!
Ginger November 20, 2012 um 6:26 am
I love you.
That is all.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist November 20, 2012 um 7:48 am
It’s like a little party hat!! 🙂
Katie @ Blonde Ambition November 20, 2012 um 11:11 am
So cute! They look like little packages of cheesy beer goodness!
Bree November 20, 2012 um 12:38 pm
These look amazing. How on earth do you keep up two fabulous blogs? Go you!
Cassie | Bake Your Day November 20, 2012 um 2:57 pm
Yes. I totally agree with your reasons as to why Thanksgiving is better than Christmas. And I’ll eat these wontons every day!
Andrea November 20, 2012 um 5:44 pm
Yay! These sound great! I was kind of surprised to see that they don’t contain cheddar cheese, though. I’m going to stick some in there.
Jackie November 20, 2012 um 5:55 pm
I completely approve of that 🙂
Amber @ Slim Pickin’s Kitchen November 21, 2012 um 8:59 am
Yum! I mean, who doesn’t love a portable pocket of beer cheese?!? Brilliant!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies November 21, 2012 um 11:58 am
I just want, like, 20 of these. Forget the sweet potatoes. I WANT THESE.
addie | culicurious November 23, 2012 um 12:54 pm
oh my YUMMMMM 🙂 you always make the best looking stuff! Love this idea. Simple yet I’m sure amazingly tasty!
Ashley – Baker by Nature November 24, 2012 um 4:16 pm
Cute and delicious?! You know I have to make these!
Kare @ Kitchen Treaty November 28, 2012 um 5:19 am
Oh, these are just pure awesome. They are so cute and look so insanely good.
And I’m with you on the self-conscious-gift-receiving thing. I had major anxiety over my wedding and baby showers!
Bev @ Bev Cooks November 29, 2012 um 10:17 am
I just died 14 glorious deaths looking at these.
amy @ fearless homemaker November 30, 2012 um 3:53 pm
Oh, yum! We’re big football-watchers on Sundays here, so I"m always looking for good football-snackin' foods. These look fantastic for that!