Crispy Fried Pizza Bites (serves 8)

Illustration for how to make pizza bite wontonsThese 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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