Now my baby has started eating, I found myself using ingredients I never knew before. Butternut squash is one of them. It gained more popularity nowadays here in Indonesia, especially as baby food. I like it too! I like the nutty flavor and the mildly sweet taste. So does my baby.
I bought one butternut squash the other day. It’s quite big and it’s more than enough for just baby food. My hubby doesn’t care for it too much as is. So I decided to make a snack that everybody in my home would love.
Butternut squash and cream cheese wonton.
Fried wontons has this crispy edges and soft filling that we love. Usually the filling is meat or tofu base. But, I thought, why not make a sweet wontons for once? And I did. And it was great!
To make it, first I cut the butternut squash lengthwise and steamed it. I think it is easier to cook it first then peel it than to peel or cut it first. The squash is hard and it just a lot of work. But when it already cooked, it’s so much easier to peel and cut. Next, I mashed it with fork (the same way I prepare it for my baby, by the way).
Cooked butternut squash can freeze well. So don’t worry if you buy one big squash. You can store the leftover for next time you want to make this wontons again or for other recipes.
In a bowl, I mixed the mashed butternut squash, cream cheese, egg, flour and sugar using spatula. The filling is done. Next step was just to fill the store-bought dumpling wrapper. Honestly, that was the hard part for me. My wontons folding skill is nearly zero. Hehe…
I deep fried them until golden. Sweet with a touch of sour filling and crispy skin. Yum yum..
It would not be just a one time thing, this marvelous snack. I will make it again soon..
- 1 cup butternut squash (steamed and mashed)
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp all purposed flour
- 30 dumpling wrapper
- Mix mashed butternut squash, cream cheese, egg, sugar, and flour
- Fill each dumpling wrapper with one teaspoon of filling mixture and fold as you prefer
- Deep fried until golden in batch