Chinese Firecrackers

READY IN: 1hr 12mins
Recipe by nsomniak6

This is from Betty Crocker's Low-fat Cooking. I made it for a class once & it turned great, so I thought I would share...

Top Review by Cilantro in Canada

I did play with this recipe a little to suit our tastes but we loved it. I added a little oyster sauce, sesame oil, sherry but no wine, and a sprinkle of mirin. I also added a little extra chili garlic sauce. My family loved these. They are easy to make as well. Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 12 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • 12 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste or 1 tablespoon chili puree
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 14 sheets phyllo dough
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 34 cup sweet and sour sauce


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Cook turkey, cabbage, carrot and onions in oil about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Stir in chili paste.
  4. Mix wine and cornstarch; stir into turkey mixture.
  5. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  6. Heat oven to 375 degreesF.
  7. Cut stack of phyllo sheets crosswise in half. Cover with waxed paper, then with damp towel to prevent them from drying out.
  8. Place 1 half-sheet of phyllo on flat surface. Brush with small amount of oil. Top with second half-sheet of phyllo.
  9. Place about 2 tablespoons turkey mixture on short end of phyllo; shape mixture into about 4-inch log.
  10. Roll up phyllo and turkey mixture.
  11. Twist phyllo 1 inch from each end to make firecracker shape.
  12. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  13. Repeat with remaining phyllo and turkey mixture.
  14. Brush firecrackers with remaining oil.
  15. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until phyllo is crisp and golden brown.
  16. Serve with sweet-and-sour sauce.

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