Creamy Avocado Wontons

Creamy Avocado Wontons

It’s been awhile since we last made a batch of crispy fried wontons at home. Every time we go out for Chineses food or order takeout I can’t resist ordering the Crab Rangoon. They’re just sooo good and I’m always up for fried cheesy goodness. Are you with me?

Since we moved to Alabama we haven’t found any decent Chinese food. We recently received a few new recommendations for local places to try so there’s hope, but what I’m trying to say is that I almost forgot about the awesomeness of a good wonton. We’ve tried a few fun homemade wonton variations in the past (see Basil Cream Cheese Wontons and Pumpkin Dessert Wontons), but with Tortilla Soup on the menu this week I decided to take a Mexican twist on the good ole’ wonton. Enter these Creamy Avocado Wontons. Dare I say these are my favorite fried wontons yet? Umm…YES!! These are probably my new favs — homemade or from a restaurant.

These were SO yummy! The filling is perfection (I think any fellow avocado-lover would agree) and these homemade wontons took our soup night dinner to another level. Give these a try and leave a comment below to let us know how you like them.

Ingredients:

  • Nasoya Wonton Wrappers
  • 1/3 brick of cream cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced and mashed
  • sprinkle of cumin
  • sprinkle of garlic salt
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 Egg (for egg wash)
  • splash of water
  • Oil for Frying

Directions:

  1. Mix together cream cheese, avocado, seasonings and twist of lime with a fork. Continue to mash and mix until well incorporated and the mixture has a smooth, creamy consistency. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and a little water to make a basic egg wash.
  3. Place a single wonton wrapper on a clean, flat surface. With a small brush, paint all four edges of the wonton wrapper with the egg wash.
  4. Place a small dollop of cream cheese filling onto the center of the wonton.
  5. Fold wrapper in from corner to corner on both sides of the wonton wrappers (or fold into the desired shape) using the egg wash to seal the wonton wrapper together.
  6. Make sure to pinch the edges of the wonton to create a tight seal so that the filling stays inside during the frying process.
  7. Heat Oil.  Tip: To see if your oil is hot enough, stick a wood toothpick into the oil. If you see bubbles and the oil starts to fry the toothpick, it’s ready.
  8. Lightly drop wontons into oil one at a time, frying for 25-30 seconds each until light golden brown.
  9. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel until ready to plate and serve.
  10. Enjoy impressing your guests or devour them all yourselves like we did (hence the iPhone snap and forgetting to take a picture of the inside of these tasty treats)

Meal Planning Monday :: September 26 – October 2

Meal Planning Monday 9-26-16

  • Monday: Chicken Pitas
    • Rotisserie chicken on naan bread with a little spinach salad and crumbled feta thrown in 
    • Planning a trip to Costco Monday afternoon and I can’t get out of that place without a rotisserie chicken in hand. I always end up stretching the meat across 2-3 meals and you can’t beat the price at $5.
  • Tuesday: Crockpot Taco Soup
  • Wednesday: One Pot Spicy Sausage Pasta
  • Thursday: Chicken Tortilla Soup with Avocado Wontons
    • Will try to post these recipes on the blog soon. We have loved this chicken tortilla soup recipe for awhile now and love storing our leftovers in mason jars for a quick grab and go lunch to pack for work. The avocado wontons are a new creation we’ve dreamed up and I’m so excited to see how they turn out!
  • Friday: Pizza Night!
  • Saturday: TBD
    • Hoping to check out the Farmers Market downtown for one of the last times this season. Saturday’s dinner will likely be inspired by whatever looks good this week at the market.
  • Sunday: We’ll be having Breakfast Pizza (not shown above) for a special Sunday breakfast. Sunday night we’re having our new neighbors over for dinner. Still waiting to finalize the menu.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Have you ever started to make tacos for dinner and then suddenly realized that you’re completely out of those little packets of taco seasoning? Well, necessity is the mother of invention as they say. Last time I found myself in this predicament I got super frustrated (I mean my whole dinner plan was ruined after all)..and then I thought surely I could make my own taco seasoning? Thankfully, a quick Pinterest search for homemade taco seasoning totally saved me and I was on my way in no time. How did we ever live without Pinterest? I’ve now made this seasoning a couple of times and realized it was about time I shared it.

This taco seasoning was super quick to throw together and we now have a little container of the mix ready to go. I love knowing what all is going into our food and this homemade taco seasoning mix packs the perfect flavor for our Tex-Mex inspired dishes. And who doesn’t like saving a little money?

I don’t think we’ll be going back to the taco packets anytime soon. So the next time tacos are on the menu make your own taco seasoning and let us know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • dash crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Use as little or as much seasoning as desired.

* Makes about 3 Tablespoons. I tripled the recipe to store in an airtight container until the next time we need it.