Here is an elegant, but quick 30-min. prep. appetizer guaranteed to please. The recipe is Joni Hilton’s, of Sacremento, Calif., who earned first runner in a Dairy Association competition. Note: This recipe can be adapted by adding a small amount of crab, prosciutto or other smoky meat and by changing the flavor of the dip.
Cheesy Wontons with Sweet & Sour Dip
12 oz. (3-4 c.) Jalapeño Jack cheese, cut into 1/4 ” cubes
24 square wonton wrappers
3-4 c. vegetable oil
1 pkg. cream cheese
1/3 c. bottled sweet & sour sauce
Place a cube of cheese in the middle of the wonton wapper, then fold in half to form a triangle. Fold the remaining 2 edges together and seal. Heat oil in a deep skillet to 375° F. Fry 6-8 wontons at a time until golden brown, about 4 min. Drain on paper towel.
For dip: Combine cream cheese with sweet & sour sauce, Serves 12.