Saturday, October 29, 2011

Shrimp Wontons

Last weekend, Mr. Incredible did something pretty incredible. He took me to the quaint little town of Gruene, TX to do something he knows I enjoy...antiquing (GASP!). The Historic District of Gruene has several shops set up in cute Victorian style cottages. Much to Mr. Incredible's dread, I went into EVERY store. I loved exploring the old buildings and rummaging through old things.  I walked away with a rotary egg beater dated back from the early 1900's and a few cook books from the same era. Score!

For lunch we ate at the Greune River Grill, which over looks the Guadalupe River. I honestly don't remember what I had to drink or what I had for lunch, but I do remember I had one of the tastiest appetizers I had in a long while. Their shrimp wontons were spectacular. When we got home, I got on the computer and turned internet stalker for the recipe. I totally Googled it and came up with nothing but the Greune River Grill Menu. Luckily, the menu described exactly what was in those yummy little suckers...bacon, mixed cheeses and peppers. This is my copy cat recipe :)

24 shrimp, medium or large sized, peeled and de-veined
24 wonton wrappers
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapenos, optional
2 green onions, sliced thinly
3 strips bacon, cooked and minced

Oil for deep frying

In a small bowl, combine shredded cheese, green onions and bacon. 

To assemble: Take one wonton wrapper and place a rounded teaspoon full of cheese mixture in the middle. Place one whole shrimp on top of the cheese in the center of the wonton. Brush the outer edges of the wrapper with a little water and take opposite corners of the wrapper and bring together. Do the same with the other two corners. (I like the shrimp tail to be poking out)

Preheat oil to 375 degrees. Fry wontons until golden brown and the shrimp is cooked through. Serve with sweet and sour sauce for dipping.

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