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Megans Cookin: Sausage, Caramelized Onion and Apple WonTons

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sausage, Caramelized Onion and Apple WonTons

Marx Food recently broke up one of their packages of the Game Sausage Sampler into the 11 different varieties it contains. Then, they sent four links of one random variety to 11 different selected bloggers, to create a recipe for their recipe contest.

I was one of the lucky ones!

I was sent the Wild Boar Bratwurst with Cheddar and Beer.

So I made Wontons!

I started with removing the sausage from their casings, and frying the meat up. Then I set that aside while I caramelize onions and apples together. I sauteed them till they were sweet and just turning that beautiful golden color.

I also added some fresh Garlic Scape from the farmers market. This is my new find and I love using them. They are used a lot in Asian cooking and can be used raw, steamed, sauteed, stir-fried, grilled, pretty much anyway you would want to use them. You cut off the floppy tip and and the flower bud. The flower bud can be a little bitter and it's barely noticeable in new scapes, a bit of a bulge at the base of the top of the stem.
Garlic scapes would make an excellent "green garlic pesto"!
Personally, I think they would also be beautiful in a flower arrangement. :)

After I made my mixture, I began wrapping it in wontons. Some had Cheddar cheese and some did not. We favored the one's with cheese. Go figure!!!

I made these cute little shapes but half way through, I changed to the folded over triangle. They were easier to make but I like this shape better.

Waiting for the oil to heat up!

These were so good. The sweetness from the onions and apples combined with the sausage and Cheddar cheese were a perfect combination. All wrapped up in a pretty and crunchy package.

We had these for dinner with a simple salad. I also froze half for an appetizer that I'll be serving during another wine pairing dinner this summer.


Sausage, Caramelized Onion and Apple Wontons
Recipe by Megan Pires

1 PKG (4 links) sausage (Casing removed)
3 yellow onions, sliced
3 green apples, diced
4-6 garlic scape stems, chopped
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
1 PKG wonton wrappers
oil for frying
Fry sausage till browned and crumbly. Set aside.
In same frying pan, add onions and saute till limp. Add apples and cook till the onions start to golden. Add garlic scapes and cook 5 minutes more. Cool slightly. Add chopped parsley.
Place one heaping teaspoon of the mixture onto wonton wrapper, rubbing a little water around the edges of the wrapper. Fold over and seal or crimp tightly.
Heat oil, fry wontons till lightly browned and crisp. Serve and enjoy!

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Blogger Maria said...

Glad you liked the sausage. The wontons look great!!

June 2, 2009 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Yummy! Can you forget the dinner and just send the rest of the wontons this way? ;)

June 2, 2009 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Thanks for the info on Garlic Scape. I've never heard of it before. The wontons look delicious!

June 2, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Jennie said...

Those had me drooling into my coffee. Yum! Can't wait to try them!

June 2, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Patsyk said...

Your wontons look great! Hope you win the contest!

June 2, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Shelby said...

Good luck Meg! The wontons look and sound fabulous!

June 2, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Pillows from heaven! Very nice and I like the apple addition.

June 2, 2009 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Your muffins are my Thursday post!

June 2, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Very well done indeed! You go, girl!

June 2, 2009 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Your my hero Megan! These look delicious and so well prepared. When I saw this posted on Twitter I was envious. I can't make any Asian cuisine, but I'm definitely going to try!

June 3, 2009 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

They look great! I love the way you folded them. I was thinking of making crab rangoons for Father's Day. I think dh likes them better than wantons, but he'd like yours with the cheese! mmm, decisions! Did you make your sauce? I use to have a really good sweet and sour recipe, but I can't find it.

June 3, 2009 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Rachael Hutchings said...

Yum! Looks way too yummy!

June 3, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger April said...

These wontons look yummy!!!! And very cute!

June 3, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

I LOVE your cross section shot. Absolutely delicious. The wontons look perfect!

June 3, 2009 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Oh Megan, you go girl. I've never made wontons but sure do like them. I think I'll try out your recipe. BTW, that garlic scape is amazing. I've never seen that at the grocers. I'll try and find some online.

June 4, 2009 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

These look amazing!!

June 4, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Melody said...

You are genius! Those look so good and just the name is making my mouth water. Hope you win!

June 5, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

These look wonderful! I've never heard of garlic scape before... it's very interesting! Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you like the lemon-rosemary pound cake!

June 10, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Jude said...

Thanks for the reminder that it's garlic scape season already. Can't get enough of it :)

June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

I love won tons so I'll be trying your recipe soon. I happened upon your blog and I'm so glad. I'll have to come back for a longer visit when I have more time!

June 16, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

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