Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This is me being brave

If you are one of those people on a diet do not, I repeat DO NOT
read further because the Diet Train has been derailed here

and ALL passengers got off.

See I can be brave I can conquer my fear, my fear of frying that is.
Yep frying, NOT flying. That's a fear that will never be conquered.
If you are wondering what brought this on you can go here, see she frys EVERYTHING, and I was dying to try several of her recipes.
But as you may or may not Know (if not read here) but I don't do frying. I usually end of catching things on fire.
BUT if I was going to make some of these lovelies I needed to conquer my fear, Be brave little rabbit, be brave. I gathered inspiration from one of the kids favorite movies, this one-

My kiddos are always in tears at the end of this movie, they are so cute :)

On we go, to get over my frying phobia I made these-

ok, ok so the mushrooms aren't fried but the others are! I made these for an appetizer night with some friends. And.... they..... were.... YUMMY, and even better I didn't catch a single thing on fire. Nothing even burned (if we don't count my thumb that is) how good was that!

1/2 pkg cream cheese
3 sliced green onions
1/4t. ginger
1/2t. soy sauce
1/4c. crab
wonton wrappers
mushroom caps

Put the cream cheese, onions, ginger and soy sauce in the Food Processor, mix until well blended. Blend in the crab, use as a filling for wontons or in mushrooms.

I placed the mushrooms upside down on a baking sheet and drizzled with olive oil then baked at 375 for about 15 minutes, then turned them over and stuffed with this mixture and put a small cube of mozzarella on top and baked at 375 for about 20 minutes. Very good.

These mushrooms were started the same way but instead of the filling I put a small scallop in each one and wrapped a 1/4 of a piece of bacon around each one. I had never had scallops before and I have to say this was my favorite of these all.

For the mozzarella slices I got my inspiration from the frying link I gave you up above, I used her recipe although not exactly. She has great pictures and instructions so you really need to go check her blog out. There is a lot of great stuff over there.

I sliced the mozzarella into about 1/2 inch slices, layed them on a plate and drizzled with a mixture of olive oil, garlic salt and minced basil. I let this set in the fridge for about 15 minutes while I assembled the other ingred.
I put 1 egg in a flat bowl, 1/2c. flour in another and a mixture of bread crumbs and panko crumbs in another bowl.
I dipped the sliced in the flour first, then the egg, then the crumbs and fried on the stove for about 1-1/2 minutes on each side. These were the BEST I have ever had, EVER I tell you.

And I didn't catch ANYTHING on fire, I was very proud of myself :) :) :)


Chicago Mom said...

You ARE brave! I am so proud of you! The only thing I fry are fried ravioli - yum! I know I posted the recipe on my blog if you are feeling brave again sometime. :)

Lissaloo said...

I remember those! I will have to give them a try now that I am braver :)

Holly said...

It all looks good. Never met a wonton I didn't like! I too have a fear of frying and cleaning up the mess the frying leaves.

Monica H said...

Yay to you for not burning the house down! ha ha :-)

I love fried food but I don't do it much either, rarely in fact. It's not so much that I'm afraid of it, but I think using up all the oil is so wasteful. Then what do you do with it?

YUM on that cheese!

Kristina P. said...

They all look delicious!

I fried these Nutella banana wontons for a baby shower on Saturday, and they were so good! My friend even had a splash guard so you don't get splashed by oil.

thamesarino said...

Oh my goodness, that really wasn't fair! I know there was a warning and all, but geez!
I happen to be having an INCREDIBLY difficult time not wanting fried badness(or rather good, good, goodness)EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. right now(I blame the hormones!) and my very favorite thing of all times are crab rangoons(or honestly anything with cream cheese inside of something fried!!)

Now I am going to have to get my husband to get me something naughty for dinner! Which it is never hard to convince him to do... I think he uses this pregnancy to eat more than I do!! : )
They all look super yummy in case you hadn't guessed by my extremely long comment!! : )
Good job not burning down the house, and I want to be invited to the next appetizer night!! : )

5thsister said...

You naughty thing you! LOL! Every once in a while you just got to have something sinful and fried! I'm glad you enjoyed your indulgence.

L.B. said...

Gee, thanks for making me hungry. I wasn't hungry but now I feel like some wontons!

BashfulToast said...

Aw good job! Catching things on fire is never good!

Kim said...

LOL _ I have a deep fear of frying also! My mom really drilled that fear of hot oil into me as a child. You did a great job with all these treats.

Nonna Beach said...

Yummy but I can picture clogged veins as I eat this stuff...guess I've been on Weight Watchers too long !

sanjeet said...

I will have to give them a try now that I am braver :

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