Awesome Low Fat Baked Pork & Apple Wontons

Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Okay, I’m in the Julia Childs school of thought, and it goes something like this: You can never have enough butter and cream. I’m not sure if she really said that, but many of her recipes emulate that philosophy.
With that said, I do have some recipes that are tasty; plus they are relatively low in fat and calories. And this just happens to be one of them.
Tasty bits of apple and pork, nestled inside a wonton wrapper, and baked not fried.

And with all great taste, you don't have to tell your guests that they're low fat.

So you ready…
Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
8 (3 per person)
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

24
wonton wrappers
1 medium
egg, beaten

THE FILLING

2 tsp
extra virgin olive oil
1 medium
scallion, chopped, about 1 ounce
7 oz
lean ground pork
1 medium
granny smith apple, grated
1 Tbsp
currants, raisins, or dried cranberries
1 Tbsp
plum sauce
1 Tbsp
oyster sauce

THE DIPPING SAUCE

2 oz
tamari, or light soy sauce
2 oz
rice vinegar, unflavored
a drop or two of sesame oil, hot sesame oil, if you're feeling lucky

Step-By-Step

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1Combine the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small bowl, and set aside.

2Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.

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3Add the scallion, and cook until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes.

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4Add the pork, and continue to cook for an additional 2 or 3 minutes.

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5Add the grated apple, and continue to cook until all the meat is browned, about 3 or 4 minutes.

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6Remove the pan from the heat, and then incorporate the plum and oyster sauces, and the currents (raisins, dried cranberries). Allow the sauce to cool slightly before proceeding.

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7Chef’s Note: What are currants? Currants are dried, dark red, seedless grapes. They are dried to produce a black, tiny shrivelled, flavor-packed bit. Currants are known as Zante currants in the States.

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8Lay a wonton wrapper on a clean dry surface, and then add about 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture to the center of the wrapper, and brush the edges lightly with egg.

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9Chef’s Note: There are about as many way to fold a wonton wrapper, as there are stars in the sky. The easiest way would be to fold the bottom half over the top to create a triangle, and then bring in the side corners, as if they are two arms hugging.

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10Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).

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11Place wontons on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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12Serve immediately with the dipping sauce, if using.

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13Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy