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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Homemade Cracker

Sesame WonTon Cracker

A wonton is typically a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese dishes. In modern day, wonton wrappers have become such a versatile ingredient in the cooking world. They are now used to make ravioli, homemade chips, crunchy topping for salads and as I will show you here a gourmet cracker. I discovered this technique when I had left over wonton wrappers, because we all know that at least 1,000 come in a package. I am a huge cheese fan, smelly cheese included, and I wanted a homemade cracker that had a nice crunch with a light flavor. These crackers fit the bill! It also does not hurt that the recipe contains few ingredients, and is easily prepared for guests (or for your personal enjoyment) in under 30 minutes.

Sesame WonTon Cracker Recipe

Makes: 36 crackers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes or less

18 Wonton Wrappers, cut at a diagonal into 36 triangles
Sesame Seeds
Sea Salt
Cracked Black Pepper
Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a large cookie sheet.

Arrange as many wonton wrappers on the cookie sheet (do not overlap). Lightly drizzle olive oil over the tops of the wonton wrappers. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sesame seeds. Cook until lightly browned, roughly 5-8 minutes a batch. Be careful not to burn as they cook very quickly. I often rotate after a few minutes of cooking to make sure they cook evenly.

Remove each batch from cookie sheet onto a cooling rack. If not serving immediately, place in air tight container and save for another day. Serve with great cheeses and spreads.

*The size of your oven and cookie sheet will determine how many batches of crackers you will cook.

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