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Monday, February 27, 2012

Tasty Crackers... from Won Ton Wrappers?!

I love eating crackers and chips with different dip options.  From childhood, we always had chips and usually French onion dip on hand for snacks.  I love making homemade pita chips, but I was looking for something different to try.  One of the best shortcuts to "homemade" pasta is to use refrigerated won ton wrappers (usually found in the produce section of the grocery store), but when I use them to make ravioli I always have way more wrappers than I do filling.  What to do....

Fried won ton strips (like they serve with hot and sour soup at Chinese restaurants) are always yummy, but the fat and calories aren't ideal.  I started searching the web for recipes involving baking won ton wrappers.  I found inspiration at Sam the Cooking Guy's website.  His recipe doesn't specify any seasonings, so I played around with some options.  I modified the recipe slightly and added some bbq spice to a batch, salt and pepper to another, and a third included garlic powder and parmesan.  Here's the basic recipe:

Won Ton Crackers

1 package won ton wrappers
Non-stick cooking spray
Salt, pepper, and seasonings of choice (bbq, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, etc.)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Slice won ton wrappers in half lengthwise to form rectangles.  Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.  To help crisp them and adhere the seasonings, spray with cooking spray.  Sprinkle with seasonings of choice (salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, etc.).  Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.


The cracker was important, but so is the dip.  I had lemons and lemon juice handy, so I whipped up a dip with light sour cream (Greek yogurt is a great sub), creamy prepared horseradish, and lemon juice and zest.  The result?  A light and tasty dip with crunchy, thin crackers.  I know my snack for this week! PS - this dip could be a great twist to serve with prime rib.

Lemony Horseradish Dip

1/2 cup light sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp - 1 tsp prepared creamy horseradish to taste
2 tsp lemon juice, preferably fresh
Zest of 1/2 - 1 lemon (depending on size)

In a small bowl, combine sour cream, horseradish, lemon juice, and zest.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  If desiring more horseradish flavor, may add more to taste.

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