If you are just joining in with Thanksgiving for 6 Under $60 – be sure to check out the menu and the shopping list so you can follow along easily.
Next up we are going to prep our appetizer – the Sweet Potato Wontons. These can actually be made even a week in advance of Thanksgiving – simply leave out the “baking steps” until you are ready to use them. I prepped mine, froze them and baked them just before serving dinner.
Sweet Potato Wontons
Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 15 min
1 Bag Ore Ida Steam and Mash Sweet Potatoes (OR, 4 fresh sweet potatoes**)
3/4 Cup Milk
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
Grated Fresh Ginger (roughly 2 tsp) – I had a 2 inch ginger root and used about half = 1 inch.
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
Nasoya Wonton Wrappers (2 inch square)
Steam and mash the sweet potatoes as directed on the package.
**If you are using fresh sweet potatoes, simply wrap in plastic wrap and microwave for 8-10 min until softened.
Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a large bowl.
Mash in the milk, seasonings and sugar.
You can use either a potato masher or you can do this with a mixer.
Place a spoonful of the sweet potato mixture in a wonton wrapper.
Pull up the four corners of the wrapper and then tuck in any additional edges.
You can see a video demonstrating this wrapping technique here. <—– first VLOG and I feel like a total nerd bomber.
Once you have wrapped all of your sweet potato mixture you are ready to fry them.
Using either olive oil or canola oil, fill the base of a frying pan – about 1/4 inch deep.
Heat the oil over a med-high heat.
Use a set of tongs to place your wontons into the oil and fry lightly until just golden on the bottom. Tip the edges slightly before removing from the oil.
You can see a video of the frying technique here.
Place these into a shallow dish, cover and freeze until Thanksgiving day.
You will be topping these with shredded carrot and baking before serving.
These are the wrappers I’m using.
I had a spice grater but it got lost in the move You can use a cheese grater to grate your ginger root.
Spoon the sweet potato mixture into the wrapper.
** try to ignore my chipped up nail polish Pull up each of the corners of the wrapper. Be sure to watch the video if you are having trouble with this.
Up Next – Cranberry Sauce!