Dinners Under $10 – Pan Fried Pork Wontons with Spinach

dinners under $10 pan fried pork wontons with spinachIt’s time for another Dinner under $10 recipe thanks to Everyday with Rachael Ray!

Today’s recipe is Pan Fried Pork Wontons with Spinach and it is in the April issue of the magazine. To see more dinner recipes under $10 you can go to my dinners under $10 category.

SERVES 4 PREP 35 min COOK 25 min
Ingredients:
4 cloves garlic
½ pound ground pork
4 scallions, thinly sliced
Two 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
40 square wonton wrappers
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Directions:
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a food processor, finely chop the garlic; transfer half of the chopped garlic to a small bowl. Add the pork, scallions, ½ cup spinach, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon salt and half of the ginger to the garlic in the food processor; pulse to combine. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and season with pepper. In a colander, drain the remaining spinach, squeezing to remove any excess moisture.
  2. Arrange 10 wonton wrappers on a work surface. Top each with a heaping teaspoon of pork mixture. Moisten the edges of each wrapper with water and, working with one at a time, fold over to form triangles, pressing the edges to seal. Transfer the assembled wontons to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  3. Working in 3 batches, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add one-third of the wontons and 1 cup of water; cook for 4 minutes, then turn and cook until the water has evaporated and the wontons are browned on one side, about 3 minutes. Transfer, browned sides up, to a plate and tent with foil.
  4. Wipe out the skillet. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil, garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the remaining spinach and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce; season with salt and pepper. Serve the wontons on a bed of spinach.

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