So I was inspired to come up with this recipe because of the review I was doing for Wholly Guacamole (read my review here). I decided to make this recipe a baked one rather than the usual deep frying for several reasons. 1) I hate deep frying, 2) hate wasting that much oil, 3) hate the thought of all the artery clogging consequences of using that much oil in my food, 4) hate discarding the used oil, and 5) it takes too much effort to deep fry. I love guacamole so I thought, why not make it into neat little bite size packets?! I really like the avocado spring rolls that I have been seeing in restaurants lately so I thought though guacamole wontons would be really neat too. I had some left over cooked chicken so I used that too. These Guac Bombs make a really nice appetizer dish!
- Cooked chicken-shred/dice/chop it
- Guacamole (I used Wholly Guacamole)
- Small bowl of water
- Thin wonton skins
- Olive Oil (I used Newman's Own Organics)
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Take a wonton skin and put a small dollop of guac and some shredded chicken. Don't put too much guac + chicken or the packet will not close and the guac will leak out while you fold or bake it.
3) Dip your finger into the bowl of water and wet 2 sides of the wonton wrapper to form a V shape. Then fold it into a triangle and press the edges closed.
4)Then dip your finger again into the water and wet one of the corners of the triangle (see picture above). Then take both corners of the triangle and bend them over to meet (see picture below).
5) Then press it tightly to "glue" it together.
Your Guac Bomb should now look like this:
6) Lay it on the baking dish/tray that you plan on using (you could use a dish but why wash another item) to bake them in.
7) Repeat steps 2-7 until you have the desired amount of Guac Bombs.
8) Once you are done, take some olive oil and using a pastry brush, coat each wonton packet with plenty of olive oil.
9) Bake for 15 minutes, flip the wonton packets to the other side and bake for another 15 minutes or until starting to turn golden or brown. You can serve this as is or with some chili sauce, sweet & sour sauce, etc.
Serve these warm and let the guac explosion begin!
So I actually made it the first time using the Classic flavor of Wholly Guacamole and we loved it! I made it the second time with the Spicy Wholly Guacamole to kick it up a notch. I liked it spicy but Honey and Kiggster couldn't handle the spiciness as much as I could. These don't keep well for the next day to reheat in the oven, the wonton skins didn't re-bake the same but eaten fresh, it's pretty awesome for being baked and healthy! Hope you all enjoy it!