Out of This World New Mexican Wontons – No, Seriously
This is a “From the Kitchen” and “On the Road” combined posting since the home cooking was inspired by a restaurant we visited during our recent trip to New Mexico. As you know, my husband is from New Mexico, and when we travel to visit his family, I’m treated to various introductions of New Mexican regional cuisine. One of the favorite hang outs in Las Cruces and Roswell is a pub called Farley’s. It’s like a burger joint / New Mexican bar cuisine / beer hang out – think local diner food with beer and pool.
When we passed through Roswell during our travels, we took a dinner break and indulged in a local favorite at Farley’s called Green Chile Won Tons. These are basically
green chile chicken and cheddar cheese stuffed wontons, and while the overall fare at Farley’s didn’t quite blow me away, these wontons were a winner. They are crispy little pockets filled with yummy goodness, and I knew that they could probably be recreated, maybe even improved.
So started my wonton adventure, and below I’ve decided to share the recipe my husband and I came up with. I think even this guy here would agree we did a pretty good job!
BB’s Green Chile Chicken Wontons
Using a spoon, portion small amounts of the mixture into the center of the square wonton. Using fingers or a pastry brush, lightly dampen the edges of the wonton wrapper with water.
In one motion, fold over the wonton to create a triangle.
Seal the edges carefully to prevent separation during frying. Several folding methods can be used – triangle is easiest and quickest.
Carefully place sealed triangles into 350º vegetable oil and fry until golden brown, watching carefully to prevent wonton separation which could create hot oil splashes. Once golden brown, carefully remove the crispy green chile chicken wonton and place onto a paper towel lined baking sheet or plate. Once cool enough, enjoy! Try it with Ranch Dressing as a dipping sauce… delicious!