Happy New Year! I hope 2011 brings wonderful things for you and your family! I am so thankful that Blair pushed me to start this blog when I first mentioned it to him. I have truly enjoyed blogging and I am excited to bring many new recipes to you in the new year. I will be sharing the rest of the dessert recipes from the wine party with you next week. I am also excited to tell you that their will be some changes coming to the blog in the new year, I am working with someone for a new blog header and plan to simplify the look. But here is one more last entry for the year 2010 for you!
I was so excited to make these little guys, but then I was a little disappointed with the outcome. I don’t know if it was that I could have baked them a tad longer, the consistency of them seemed a little too chewy for my liking. I am sure it was me messing them up!
The guests said they were delicious, but I think if I were to try them again I would bust out our mini deep fryer and fry them up. I guess I just wanted a little bit more crunch and crispiness. Also, these make a ton! I would suggest halving the recipe and you will have plenty for your guests, of course depending on the size of your party. We had a total of 8 people, so I made about 20, but had tons of filling leftover. Try them for yourself and decide! These were one of the lasts apps so I forgot to snap a picture of them.
Recipe by Leslie Sarna
What you’ll need:
1 package of wonton wrappers
8 oz. black beans, rinsed
8 oz. or 1 ear corn, cooked and zipped
1 tomato, diced and de-seeded
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
a handful of cilantro, chopped–I left this out because I hate cilantro with a passion!
a handful of cheddar or mexican blend cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
What you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients, minus the wrappers, in a medium bowl. Lay one wrapper on a cutting board. Place a small amount of mixture on the center of the wrapper. Wet your finger in water and run it along one corner of the wrapper. Fold the corner to the other and press down forming a triangle shape. Pull the two opposite corners together and seal with water. Place on a greased cookie sheet and repeat till the sheet is full. Spray the top of the finished wontons with cooking spray and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden. Serve warm with your favorite salsa.