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Mexican Wontons

Mexican Wontons

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These are crispy, cheese-filled appetizers. They can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven until they sizzle before serving. Serve with salsa.

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  • Calories:
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 385 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons of shredded cheese into the center of each wonton skin. Fold the top and bottom corners in toward each other and roll it up like a little egg roll. You will have to seal the wonton with a little water where the ends meet.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pot to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Fry the wontons two or three at a time. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
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I just folded into triangles and sealed. I fried one to taste then decided it needed a little something so mixed the pepper jack with cream cheese, a touch of garlic powder and a drained can of chopped green chili peppers, were much more exciting to eat with the additions.


I love making cheese sticks using wonton wrappers. It gives them a different taste and texture. I usually buy cheese bricks when they are on sale and make huge batches of these and keep them on hand in the freezer. Reheat at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes and they will turn out crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside as though you had just made them fresh! Serve with any sauce you like, salsa, spaghetti sauce, pesto, cocktail, etc.

Jillian Kuhlmann

Mmm, Tasty! Made these for a christmas party and they didn't last long. I used cubes of pepperjack cheese instead of shredded.