• Melinda O'Malley Keckler

Pork Wonton Stars

Updated: Mar 15

If you are looking for a great way to use leftover ham, here's an appetizer or even a main dish that blends some of our favorite flavors from takeout and nestles them all together in a crunchy, oven-baked wonton. These are delicious served piping hot out of the oven or at room temperature. Just be sure to make plenty of them because they go fast!

Pork Wonton Stars

By: Melinda Keckler, Crinkled Cookbook

1 lb ham, diced into small bite-sized pieces (ham leftovers work great)

1/2 cup diced white onion

1 red pepper, sliced and diced

1 cup swiss cheese, shredded

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tbsp hot Chinese mustard - or any hot mustard

36 wonton wrappers

2 tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp soy sauce

2 green onions, the green stems sliced thin for garnish

2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

2 tbsp additional soy sauce for sprinkling over wontons after baking 

Preheat oven to 350°

In a large bowl, combine ham, onion, red pepper, grated cheese, sour cream, and hot mustard. Press wonton wrappers into miniature muffin cups, coated with Pam. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, garlic powder and 1 tsp soy sauce. Brush butter mixture over each each wonton wrapper. Bake for 8 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Remove from oven, spoon ham mixture into cups. Bake for 7-9 minutes longer or until heated through. Garnish with diced green onions, sesame seeds and a few dashes of soy sauce.

Makes about 3 dozen wontons.

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It takes about 2 cups of diced ham for this recipe. Leftovers work great!
The swiss cheese adds a mellow cheesy flavor to these wontons.

This recipe is the result of having a lot of leftover ham after Christmas and was inspired by a recipe that's been in my cookbook for years from Taste of Home magazine. But this is an appetizer you can serve any time to year or just add fried rice as a side dish and you've got a delicious meal. My family loves this! Let me know what you think in the comments below. XOXO


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