Dumplings stuffed with a cream cheese and sardine mixture, baked until crisp.
Tracy's Culinary Adventures blog. Once I saw this recipe I was hooked, I had to try them. I like crab but it can be expensive and difficult to obtain so I used something I already had in my pantry, sardines. Not only are sardines easy to obtain and inexpensive they contain good omega 3 fatty acids. I keep cream cheese in my freezer so the only thing I needed to make these delicious snacks was wonton wrappers. I searched and searched in my local store and could not find any so I resorted to making them. I found an easy recipe on KitchenSimplicity.com and set about making wonton wrappers. While the ingredient list was very simple the process of rolling them out and stacking them was a bit more difficult. If I can ever find pre-made wrappers I don't think I will make them by hand again. It would probably work better if I had more space, but I have a small kitchen with very limited counter/tabletop space. It was worth the effort but it was time consuming.
1 pack cream cheese, softened
1 single serving can sardines (filets)
salt and pepper to taste
Mix the sardines and cream cheese together until thoroughly combined (I used a food processor). Place about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture onto half of a wonton wrapper. Fold the other half of the wrapper over the cheese and seal by pressing down. I used a little egg brushed along the edges to help create the seal. Lay out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake at 400F until golden and crisp (about 12-15 minutes). Flip half way through cooking for even browning. Serve with dipping sauce of your choice. I made about 12 rangoons and had plenty of cream cheese left over but if you have more wrappers it would make at least 24-30.