These crunchy wontons are the perfect, bit-sized, edible appetizer cups. Whether you fill them with guacamole, taco meat, bean dip, seafood salad, or any other tasty concoction, these will be the hit of the party! You can find a number of recipes for these easy, go-to favorites, but here is how I make them.
Just start out with a package of wonton wrappers. I prefer the round ones, but the square ones will work too. Lightly brush both sides of the wrappers with vegetable oil or give them a quick spritz of cooking spray.
Then sprinkle them with a pinch of kosher salt to bake in a little added flavor.
Mini-muffin pans are perfect for baking these. Either brush or spray each cup in the muffin tin with vegetable oil to make sure that the wontons don’t stick. I love these miniature silicon brushes for tasks like this!
Now press a wonton wrapper into each muffin cup. Be sure to press the folds of the wonton wrapper against the side of the muffin cup to ensure that the center opening in the wonton cup will be as large as possible.
Now the wonton cups are ready to bake in a 350 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes. Check them often and rotate the muffin tin at least once during baking to make sure they don’t burn.
Let the cups cools on a rack and then fill them with our favorite filling.
After these have cooled, you can also freeze the wonton cups in a zip-top bag and take them out as needed. These are great to have on hand when you need a last minute appetizer. They thaw almost instantly and are as crispy as when you first made them.
Enjoy! Watch for the next post with my favorite crab and shrimp fillings for the wonton cups!
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