Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mozzarella Basil Bites

Eventually I'll use up those wonton wrappers!!
I have at least one more recipe to try.
original recipe from Reclaiming Your Castle
with some changes and some direct quotes
Go there to see more beautiful pictures
 and detailed instructional photos.
fresh mozzarella, teaspoon size pieces
1 egg plus 1 tablespoon of water for egg wash
fresh basil leaves
fresh wonton wrappers
extra virgin olive oil
your favorite warm tomato sauce
Determine how many 'bites' you want to make. That's how many wonton wrappers and mozzarella pieces you will need.
Whisk the egg and water together with a fork. 
Stack a few basil leaves together…roll them together into a little parcel, cut them length wise into little strips …this is called a chiffonade…very fancy term that means “cut into little strips”.
On top of each wonton, place a piece of mozzarella. Sprinkle a few shreds of basil on top. Brush the outside of the wonton with the egg wash. Press ends together, making a triangle first and tuck the ends underneath. Let rest for about a minute. This is to seal the little parcels.
You are not deep frying, but you want the entire bottom of the pan covered with oil. Heat the olive oil in a large pan on medium-high heat (on my stovetop, I was on 7 out of 10). Place the little parcels in the pan and cook. Cook until golden brown on each side, about a minute per side. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Serve immediately with your favorite warm tomato sauce.

No comments: