I think DC is a great city. So many interesting museums – most of which are free (and even the ones that aren’t are most certainly worth paying for), exhibits, film festivals etc. It’s right on the border with Maryland and Virginia so as long as the metro’s running smoothly (the locals here know that’s not always the case) it’s easy to escape right out of the city. Mild winters. Lots of good stuff. One thing it is missing though is some good quality deep fried crab rangoon. What a disappointment. There was a place in Cambridge, The Kong, with absolutely amazing crab rangoon – they just got it right. And they delivered. And they were open until 3 am. So D and I were spoiled there – and we didn’t even realize it – until we came to DC and ordered crab rangoon from numerous places – only to be deeply disappointed. If The Kong got it right how could every place in DC be getting it wrong? Anyhow enough’s enough – the only solution was to start making crab rangoon myself. But D and I couldn’t possibly eat 25 crab rangoon in 1 sitting - so I ended up with a bunch of leftover wonton wrappers. Hmmm – what to do with them? First thought that came to mind – Pizza Bites!
Mini Wonton Pizza Bites
Start to Finish: 20-30 minutes
-3 large wonton wrappers, cut into 4 pieces
-few slices of pepperoni, chopped
-few sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
-few roasted red peppers, chopped
-squirt of ketchup
-handful mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using cooking spray generously grease a mini muffin tin (mine is only for 12 muffins so I cut up 3 wonton wrappers – if you have a 24 hole mini muffin tin cut up 6 wonton wrappers).
2. Place 1 wonton square into each muffin tin cup, pushing them down, and spray the wonton wrappers themselves with cooking spray. Bake for 5-12 minutes – checking frequently to make sure they don’t burn (they should be slightly crispy).
3. In a bowl combine ketchup, sundried tomatoes, pepperoni, and roasted red pepper. Fill hot wonton wrappers (while still in muffin pan) with a tablespoon of this mixture and sprinkle each one with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted.