One of the joys of having children is trying to find new snacks for your child's school lunch. This is a story about how a snack gone wrong was corrected.
My darling son insisted that he was the only child in the whole wide world that didn't get string cheese in his lunch, so I bought some. Upon tasting it he refused to actually eat it, and my daughter insisted that it was gross to look at and she didn't even want to touch it. Now I of course hadn't just bought 'some', I had bought this huge bag of mozzarella that no one wanted to eat. Great.
Then I found a picture on Pinterest of mozzarella cheese sticks wrapped in a wonton wrapper with some pepperoni, and thought, 'Aha!'. Unfortunately it was just the picture, there was no link to the directions or to the original blogger, so I don't even know who to credit for this fabulous idea. I did take it a step further though, and added some fresh basil, because I was just lamenting earlier today that I have this big healthy basil plant in my flowerbed and no idea what to do with it (be prepared to see new basil recipes as I figure it out.)
What you'll need it:
Egg Roll Wrappers
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Fresh basil leaves.
A cup with water in it (just a little)
A pan of oil 325 -350 degrees.
|Fresh basil has a really strong flavor, so if you 'like' the taste, but don't 'love' the taste, you may want to halve even those little strips. A little goes a long way.|
|Slap two more pieces of pepperoni on this side, and fold the ends in first. You can just do three pieces if you want to pretend you're making healthier, but really....|
|Flip one end over, so that it looks like an envelope and then dip your finger into your cup of water and run it along the edges of the bigger flap, so the wrapper will seal tight.|