Crispy fried jalapeno popper wontons with bacon. Similar to wonton rangoons they have all the flavors of a traditional baked jalapeño popper. They will be your family's new favorite Super Bowl or game-day snack, party appetizer, or cocktail finger food at your next get-together. Quick-cooking are a great way to use up leftover wonton or dumpling wrappers.
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How to easily choose and cut jalapenos?
Choosing - If you choose a large jalapeno it is more likely less spicy, but honestly, you can never really be 100 percent. Use gloves if you want really want to remove as much spice as possible.
Chopping - With a small knife and you're gloved up hands remove the top, seeds, and membranes inside of the jalapeno. If you want to keep all the spice, just remove the top. Cut into long strips and then cut the other way to make small dices.
Vegetarian or Vegan Friendly Jalapeno Poppers
Omit the bacon and make this vegetarian or vegan friendly. There are so many wonderful plant-based cheeses and cream cheeses available. Most wonton or dumpling wrappers are vegan that I have seen.
Make Ahead and Fry for a Crowd
One package of wonton or dumpling wrappers has about 50 pieces, which can make a lot of fried wonton recipes. Makes enough for a crowd about 7 servings.
Jalapeno popper wontons can be prepped a day or two ahead of time, refrigerated, and fried right before your event. They fry up in less than 3 minutes per batch. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like a sweet and sour or chili sauce.
How to make fried jalapeno popper wontons with bacon?
- In a small bowl add softened cream cheese, cooked bacon, jalapenos and smoked paparika.
2. Add shredded cheese and mix well.
3. Place a touch of water on all four edges of the wonton wrapper.
4. Place about a teaspoon of filling into the middle of the wrapper. Try not to over fill.
4. Fold the sides to form a triangle, bottom right to top left. Seal the edge with a fork, just to make sure it’s sealed well.
5. Now it's ready to fry.
6. When frying the wontons the temperature should be approximately 350 - 375 degrees Farenheit. It's about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately and garnish with slices of jalapenos. Serve with a dipping sauce like sweet and sour or sweet chili sauce.
Jalapeno Popper Wontons with Bacon
- Fry Pan
- Metal Slotted Spoon
- Small Bowl
- Storage Container
- Paper Towels
- Fork & Spoon
- Cutting Board
- 4oz Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Jalapeños, chopped
- ½ cup Cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoon Bacon, fully cooked and chopped (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon Smoked Paparika
- 20 Wonton Skins
- Oil For Frying & Water
- In a mixing bowl add cream cheese, cheese, jalapeños, smoked paprika, and bacon (optional). Mix until combined.
- Grab a wonton wrapper and place a touch of water along all four corners of the wrapper (See blog post and video for a visual how-to).
- Place about a teaspoon in the middle on a wonton wrapper, fold up and seal tightly (See blog post and video for a visual how-to). Can also use a fork to put pressure along the edging.
- Fry in oil a few at a time on medium heat until golden brown.
- Place on paper towels and serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy.
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