Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr
I think this one's from CL. It takes some time to prepare, but is so different it's worth it. In keeping with my style--you can freeze them and reheat!
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups leeks, thinly sliced (about 2 medium)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
- 14 1⁄2 ounces whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
- 3 inches orange rind, strip
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 fresh tarragon sprig
- 1 small butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, fresly ground
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 24 wonton wrappers
- cooking spray
- To prepare sauce: heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek and garlic; cook until tender (do not brown), stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high and add red pepper and next 6 ingredients (through tarragon). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until thick. Discard rind, bay leaf and tarragon.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- To prepare wontons: cut the squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place the squash halves, cut side down in a baking dish and add 1/2 cup water. Bake for 45 minutes or until squash is tender when pierced with a fork. Cool. Scoop out pulp to measure 1 cup (reserve the remainder for another use). Combine 1 cup pulp, ricotta, and the next 5 ingredients (through nutmeg).
- Combine 1 teaspoon water and egg, stirring with a whisk. Spoon about 2 teaspoons squash mixture into center of each wonton wrapper (cover remaining wrappers with a damp cloth to prevent drying). Brush edges of dough with egg mixture and fold over to create a triangle, pressing edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
- Place the wontons on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spary and brush lightly with remaining egg mixture. Bake for 17 minutes or until golden and crisp. Serve with the sauce.
The wontons were wonderful and crispy. I used regular spaghetti sauce instead of making the spicy tomato sauce. I will definitely make these again, perhaps paired with a salad.