Wrap~and~Roll Green Chilies with Tomato-Coriander Sauce

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Author Notes: I always have most of these items in my pantry. I love the crunch of fried wontons and who doesn't love cheese and chilis. Was a natural match but the dipping sauce is always the key. It makes the dish. Try to make it 3 days ahead to let the flavors meld but at least the day before, then warm through. Fry the wontons and watch them disappear. This could not be any easier but it packs a nice punch.Stockout

Makes 30

Fried Wontons

  • 1 4oz can chopped green chili peppers, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Hot Pepper Jack cheese (4oz)
  • 30 wonton skins
  • Cooking Oil for deep-frying
  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine chili peppers and cheese. Postition wonton skins with 1 point toward you.
  2. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of filling just off center of skin.
  3. Roll bottom point of wonton skin over filling; tuck point under filling.
  4. Roll once to cover filling, leaving about 1" unrolled at the top of the skin. Moisten the right-hand corner of the skin with water.
  5. Grasp the right and left corners of the skin; bring these corners toward you below the filling.
  6. Overlap the left corner over the right corner. Press the wonton skin securely to seal. They will look like miniature egg-rolls.
  7. Fry wontons, a few at a time, in deep hot oil (365) for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or till golden. Drain on paper towels.

Tomato Coriander Sauce

  • 1 small 7 1/2 oz can tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 small green onion, cut up (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or butter spread
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika, a good smoked or hot one
  • dash of hot sauce (optional)
  1. In a blender container or food processor bowl combine the undrained tomatoes, coriander or parsley, green onion, butter or spread, garlic and paprika.
  2. Cover and blend till finely chopped.
  3. Transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm.
  5. Makes 1 cup.
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Bike2

almost 4 years ago Sagegreen

Love the name, too. Love the butter in your warm sauce.

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almost 4 years ago Stockout

I can put butter into anything and rationalize it. Just a nob goes a long way to rounding out the rough edges. Thanks, Sagegreen. I love your recipes with all those unique flavors and the fact that you know they will work wonderfully well together.

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almost 4 years ago nutcakes

These would be perfect for a Mexican theme party I am going to this weekend (if they let me deep fry.) You can roll them a little ahead, then fry later?

I cannot grasp the rolling instructions. Point toward me, cover filling with bottom point, tuck under, pull top toward you, but then hold each side and criss cross it? or am I tucking in the side points and sealing the top point onto the roll?

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almost 4 years ago Stockout

You can roll ahead and fry before. Yes.....you are on home base with second base away from you. Filling goes where the pitcher is. Catcher rolls towards pitcher. First and third cross each other and the catcher rolls into center field. If you wet the catchers corner it will stick to the center field point. Hope you hit a home run!!!

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This sounds amazing--you should submit it to this week's contest!

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almost 4 years ago Stockout

I have brain-lag, thanks for the reminder about this week's contest. I am glad I checked my Emails today, as I am off to yet another state and would have missed it.

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almost 4 years ago dymnyno

This one is really a keeper! It is unique, creative and easy to make for a party.

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almost 4 years ago Stockout

Thank you. Sorry for the late reply, have been traveling so long now I forgot when I even posted this recipe.

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almost 4 years ago campagnes

That sounds absolutely wonderful, especially that sauce! Will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

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almost 4 years ago Stockout

Thank you. Fried, cheesy, saucy, spicy....what more could you want when you want a nibble.