Oriental chicken wontons

Yield: 25 servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Ground raw chicken or pork
½ cup Shredded carrot
¼ cup Finely chopped celery*
1 tablespoon Soy sauce
1 tablespoon Dry sherry
2 teaspoons Cornstarch
2 teaspoons Grated gingerroot
½ pack Wonton wrappers
2 tablespoons Margarine or butter; melted
\N \N Plum or sweet & sour sauce

*Note: ¼ cup finely chopped water chestnuts may be substituted for ¼ cup chopped celery. For filling: In a medium skillet cook and stir ground chicken or pork till no pink remains; drain. Stir in carrot, celery or water chestnuts, soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch, and gingerroot; mix well. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of the filling atop a wonton wrapper. Lightly brush edges with water.

To shape each wonton, carefully bring 2 opposite corners of the square wonton wrapper up over the filling and pinch together in the center. Carefully bring the 2 remaining opposite corners to the center and pinch together. Pinch together edges to seal. Place wontons on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining filling and wonton wrappers. Brush wontons with melted margarine or butter.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till light brown and crisp. If desired, serve with plum or sweet-and-sour sauce. To make ahead: Bake appetizers as directed; cool completely. Transfer to a storage container. Cover tightly and freeze up to 1 month. To serve, place frozen wontons on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or till wontons are light brown and crisp.

44 calories (52% from fat), 2 g fat, 6 mg colesterol, 2 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, and 95 mg sodium per wonton. From "Better Homes and Gardens" magazine, Dec 1991.

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