These taste fried, but are actually baked, which keeps the kitchen smelling good, and makes life much easier if you’re feeding a crowd. They can be made a day or two in advance and heated up just before you want to serve them.30 wonton wrappers (I’m guesstimating 3 or 4 per person) 2 large balls of mozzarella cheese 8 – 10 tbsp marinara sauce (shop bought is fine) 30 small slices of salami 1 egg Vegetable oil
- Pre heat the oven to 400
- Spoon a blob of marinara sauce into the centre of the wonton.
- Top with a cube of cheese and a slice of salami
- Crack the egg, and give it a quick whisk. Use a pastry brush (or your fingers) to dab a layer of egg around the edges of the wonton wrapper, then fold over into a triangle (try to seal out air pockets)
- Repeat for the rest of the wontons
- Brush both sides of each wonton with vegetable oil and place on a baking tray
- Bake for about 10 minutes until the parcels are golden and crispy – keep an eye on them – I bought a packet of wontons recently that took 17 mins to cook up, and conversely, a different packet took 8. It depends on the wonton and the reliable-ness of your oven.
- These can be made in advance and warmed through in a low oven to re-heat.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve
If You Can Make That You Can Make This:
- Switch out the salami for pineapple chunks and sliced ham
- Or mushrooms and a drop of truffle oil
- Or chopped black olives
- Switch out the mozzarella for goat cheese
- Or Cheddar
- Leave out the tomato sauce altogether and go with cooked bacon and cheddar cheese
- Or replace it with pesto and add chopped cherry tomatoes and mozzarella
- Or replace the filling with mozzarella and mango chutney.
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