Over Thanksgiving break, we had dinner at my sister’s house. The tradition is that each kid picks his or her favorite food, and we end up with an eclectic collection of…mostly junk food. My sister decided to include fried Wontons, which are probably one of my favorite post-diet-change foods. I chose to indulge in a few. They were so good. The creamy filling, the crisp, flakey outside…it just made me happy. Later that night, my predictable headache presented itself, and I regretted a bit indulging in those yummy bite-size goodies. And I left determined to come up with a healthier version of this favorite food…Paleo Wontons were born!
In all my time in the kitchen, I have struggled to come up with a flakey, fry-able “dough” that could be used for something like Wontons. Usually, my dough would fall apart or be so greasy, it wasn’t edible. And then, I had a brilliant idea. I decided to make a crepe-like small pancake and see if I filled it, it would hold together and fry well. I couldn’t believe the results. Seriously, I couldn’t believe I had actually come up with this recipe. It’s that good.
Take a look at these things:
Now, mine are filled with cream cheese, because I was trying to reenact my childhood favorite. However, you could fill these with almost anything: veggies, fruit, meat…whatever your little heart desires. It’s all about the outside crispy, flakey, shell:
See that? Look where the arrow is pointing:
That, my friends, would be perfection. Golden fried bubbles that signify success.
So, you’re probably wanting the recipe for these little Paleo Wontons, eh?
Paleo Wontons Recipe: Here you go!