While I was in Hawaii last year, my BFF, Wen, told me about spam wonton.
She also shared the recipe with me.
I had a can of water chestnuts that needed using and I also had some SPAM leftover from making corn chowder, so I tried the recipe.
Actually, the friend who gave it to her, just gave an "estimated recipe" because said friend just went "by feel" to make them.
So, I just ad-libbed too.
I used this for 30 wontons:
1/4 can SPAM (less salt)
6 water chestnuts
a handful of chopped green onion
1/4 yellow onion
30 wonton wrappers
water to seal wrappers
oil to fry
Throw first 5 ingredients into a food processor and pulse until minced.
Drain on paper towel.
Enjoy with your favorite sauce.
NOTES: This was delicious. We ate them with sweet chili sauce.
A couple of my wonton opened up, but most stayed shut.
I also had some wrappers that ripped while I was making the wonton, probably because I put too much filling.
In the end, I still had a couple of teaspoons of filling left, I'll probably add it to some scrambled eggs for breakfast another day.
I am thinking to freeze some wonton so we can have these again another time. I am also going to freeze the bulk of the can of water chestnuts, since I don't think I will be able to use it up in the next couple of days.
Oh, and my blog friend, Genki had an interesting experience making spam wonton, which you may want to read about here.
Thanks for the recipe, Wen!