Goat Cheese and Yam Wontons

These little bundles of joy are perfect for making with friends and family. They are pretty simple to make, and fun to fill. You can make the filling ahead of time and have everyone pitch in to fill the wonton wrappers. These are a perfect and tasty vegetarian appetizer. We will surely be serving them at our next get together!

xxx Ivy & Eve

Makes around 30 wontons and dipping sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 large yam
  • 2/3 cup goat cheese
  • Wonton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (or fresh store bought)
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 heaping tsp honey

Directions

  1. Prick the yam all over with a fork, and microwave on a plate for 7-10 minutes, or until soft. Set aside and let cool a bit. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix the fresh squeezed orange juice (we juiced our own), ginger, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Scoop the cooked yam into a large bowl and discard the skin. Mash the yam until smooth. 
  4. Add the 1/2 of the goat cheese to the bowl, season with salt and pepper, and mix until smooth.
  5. Add the other 1/2 of the goat cheese and mix lightly. You want some goat cheese chunks in the mix.
  6. Fill each square wonton wrapper with 1 tsp of the mix to the center of the wrapper. 
  7. Lightly wet the edges of the wrapper with water (using your finger) and fold diagonally.
  8. Gently squeeze the air out of the pocket and seal the edges. 
  9. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a pan on the stove.
  10. Once hot, drop 1 filled wonton into the oil. Flip once after about 5 seconds and take the wonton out once the edges of the wrapper begin to brown. Place on a paper towel. The wonton will continue to brown after you take it out of the oil. 
  11. Repeat until all of the wontons are fried. 
  12. Serve on a large plate with the orange ginger honey dipping sauce.
  13. Enjoy!