A simple Asian twist on jalapeno poppers served with sweet chili sauce.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese and jalapeno peppers. Arrange wonton wrappers a few at a time on a clean dry surface. Set a cup or small bowl of water nearby. Place about a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of each wrapper. Moisten your fingertip in the bowl of water and trace the edges of the wonton wrappers. Fold into triangles or follow directions on the package for desired shapes. This part can be done ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen.

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  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). When hot, fry the wontons a few at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with all of the wontons, then serve with the sweet chili sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 34.1g 52% DV; cholesterol 52.2mg 17% DV; sodium 959.7mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
I just made a few of these to test out before making a big batch. They were awesome. But I didn't fry them b/c I didn't want the added calories. So I basted them with olive oil and baked them for 5 minutes at 475 degrees. They wre crispy and delicious. I made two of them with diced Anaheim chili peppers and those were theeee best ever!!!! The chili pepper has a great flavor and are not hot at all. You could probably get the same crunch from diced celery but the Anaheim chilis are packed with flavor. I'll definitely be making some more of these very soon. Oh, and the sweet chili sauce I used is from Trader Joe's. This sauce is essential for dipping. The sweetness of the dipping sauce mixes beautifully with the cream cheese and jalapenos. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2011
I followed the recipe and I tried baking the first batch and then deep frying the second batch and all the stuff popped out. I used water and sealed them. What did I do wrong???? They are delicious but I need help. Read More
(5)
198 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 143
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
I just made a few of these to test out before making a big batch. They were awesome. But I didn't fry them b/c I didn't want the added calories. So I basted them with olive oil and baked them for 5 minutes at 475 degrees. They wre crispy and delicious. I made two of them with diced Anaheim chili peppers and those were theeee best ever!!!! The chili pepper has a great flavor and are not hot at all. You could probably get the same crunch from diced celery but the Anaheim chilis are packed with flavor. I'll definitely be making some more of these very soon. Oh, and the sweet chili sauce I used is from Trader Joe's. This sauce is essential for dipping. The sweetness of the dipping sauce mixes beautifully with the cream cheese and jalapenos. Read More
(444)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
Yummy, very easy to make and totally addicting! I brushed these with olive oil and baked for about 10 minutes in the oven at 475 instead of frying them. I don't know about others, but following the recipe of putting a teaspoon of filing on each wonton yielded me 45 of these things (bought a 60 count package). Read More
(195)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2008
These are awesome! I made a ton of them and froze them on cookie sheets (if you freeze them all in one bag at once, they will stick together), and when they were frozen, I transferred them to a container so they don't break up. These are worth the effort! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2010
I started with JanNoel's advice and used one finely chopped Anaheim pepper (they're big!) and baked them at 475 for 5 minutes. To the mix I add 2/3 cup parmesan (the cheap stuff) 3/4 tsp garlic salt a couple shots of hot sauce and 2/3 cup mozzarella. After folding them into triangles I lightly coat them on both sides with cooking spray and bake them on a cookie sheet covered in foil. Easy cleanup! After pulling them out I flip them and let them cool for 3-4 minutes. I dip them in ranch dressing and they're so good! If you like it spicy and the Anaheim pepper you get is not so spicy you can add a chopped jalapeno. Without these changes this recipe is bland but with them it's absolutely wonderful! A great base recipe! Foolproof and can be changed to tastes. Update: When I don't have an anaheim pepper I use a 1/2 jalapeno chopped (with seeds to make it hot). If you're spice shy chop up one jalapeno without the seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2008
This recipe is amazing! I followed an earlier suggestion and baked the wontons rather than frying them. This really was an easy recipe. I'm not sure why people said it was too time consuming. I got it done very quickly! I can't wait to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
These were pretty good. They need a little help though. I used 3 fresh jalepenos and added 1/8 cup mozerella 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic and 1/8 teaspoon sugar. I served them with fresh salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
These were really good! I too changed the recipe a little. I used a tub of lowfat cream cheese small can of green chiles would prefer fresh. But just got off work to tired. Anyway then added some onion powder some garlic powder and cayanne. The filling was really good. As someone else said it would make a great dip I totally agree! I baked them in a small muffin pan just pinched the top. sprayed them with no fat cooking sparay and baked at 450 for 10 min. They came out great. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2008
I basically just used the idea of this recipe and the out come was delightful. I seeded and chopped a serrano chili with some red onion and cooked over medium heat with a little olive oil until tender. Removed from heat and added 4 oz cream cheese and about 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil a little salt pepper and garlic powder. Fried in wantons...MMmmmm. My hubby and I ate them all as they came out of the pan. I forgot to dip in the chili sauce. Will use it next time. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2008
Wonderful!! SO easy too! I used fresh japs (I only had three but 4 would've been nice!) and followed the recipe as is. The sweet chili sauce is the greatest topper to them! I think these will be requested A LOT by my husband! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2011
I followed the recipe and I tried baking the first batch and then deep frying the second batch and all the stuff popped out. I used water and sealed them. What did I do wrong???? They are delicious but I need help. Read More
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