The Freshman Cook: Cowboy Pockets

This is another appetizer I am trying  in my quest for all new appetizers for some holiday parties I will be hosting. I think it’s a winner! I love the taste of the warm wonton with the burst of flavor from the BBQ sauce and the queso fresco. I originally thought these would be tasty served with some guacamole and some pico de gallo, but as I got into the tasting portion of this experiment, sour cream came up the winner as the perfect dipping sauce! The pico de gallo was too chunky and kept falling off of the wonton, but I loved the taste, (maybe a salsa would work) and my avocado, bought 3 days before I was making this recipe was still far from ripe and not usable! I still think the guacamole would be great! What do you think?

Cowboy Pockets

1 package Wontons

1 Egg 

1/4 cup cooked, shredded Pork

1/4 cup Queso Fresco

1/4 cup BBQ Sauce

1/4 cup cooked Corn Niblets

2 Roma Tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped Onion

Fresh Cilantro

1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 Jalapeno Pepper

This recipe assumes that you have made a recipe of the 

Cowboy Beans. If you haven’t you can follow the link to the 

recipe, or use canned beans, if you like. 

This recipe also assumes that you have cooked a

pork loin for this recipe! You can follow the link to a 

pork loin we cooked for Halloween if you would like.

Lets chop our jalapeno pepper for our salsa first.

Cut both ends off of the pepper. 

Wash the seeds and the membrane from the pepper

in cold water and discard.

Remember not to inhale as you are removing the seeds. 

Split the pepper in half.

Cut each half in half.

Finely chop into tiny pieces.

Chop the tomatoes and onion into small pieces.

We did this chopping when we made 

Mix the tomatoes, onion and jalapeno

in a bowl.

Add some chopped cilantro. I used 5 leaves,

tore them from the stem, rolled them up.

and chopped them. Add 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.

Mix everything well.

Refrigerate until needed.

Start vegetable oil heating in a pan.

While it is heating, start building the wonton.

Set it at a diagonal. 

Place a couple bits of pork on the bottom.

Add some corn niblets.

Add some BBQ sauce. 

Add just a little of everything because the wonton is really small!

Keep building by adding a little bean,

and some queso fresco.

Use the egg to make an egg wash. Crack the egg into 

a small bowl, add 1/2 tablespoon water and mix.

Using a pastry brush, (your finger will work also!)

brush around the perimeter of the wonton. This will

help it stick together.

 Fold the edges of the wonton together, forming a triangle.

Place in frying pan and cook until golden brown, 

turning to make sure both sides get brown.

Drain on a paper towel.

Serve with the homemade pico de gallo, or…..

sour cream!


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