Cinco de mayo is coming up and I thought I'd make some fun Mexican wontons to celebrate.
18 wonton wrappers
½ lb ground beef - browned
4oz of shredded taco cheese
¾ tsp garlic salt
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch
2½ cups peanut oil
Mix the cheese and beef and then place them in the microwave on high for about 40 seconds, or just until the cheese melts. Melting the cheese first makes this filling easier to place in the wonton wrappers.
Drain out any excess oil then add the garlic salt and red pepper and stir.
In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch with some cold water and stir until the cornstarch dissolves -- this will be used to seal the wontons.
Fill the wontons by putting a teaspoon of the filling in the center. Then using a finger wet all of the edges with the cornstarch mixture press firmly to seal.
Then heat the peanut oil in a wok on high and when hot, add the wontons, and cook them for about 3 minutes, or until they just brown.
Remove them with a slotted spoon draining off any excess oil and place them on a plate and serve. Makes about 18 wontons