Thai-Style Sweet-and-Sour Cheese Ball

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Looking for great texture and great flavor? This app is sure to please a crowd, especially since it’s served with light and crispy wonton chips. You can prep this ahead of time or serve it right away.


YIELD 6–8 servings
ZEST FACTOR
Hot
PREP TIME 35 minutes
COOK TIME
None

1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ cup sweet chile sauce
6 Thai chiles, minced
2/3 cup matchstick carrots, chopped, plus more for garnish
½ cup chopped water chestnuts
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Oil for frying
25 wonton wrappers, halved
2 green onions, sliced
¼ cup chopped peanuts

1. Cream together the cream cheese, soy sauce and chile sauce in a bowl.
2. Add the chiles, carrots, water chestnuts, garlic and cilantro. Mix to combine. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
3. Preheat the oil to 375°F. Fry the wonton wrappers in batches for about 2 minutes, or until crispy.
4. Scoop the cream cheese mixture into a mound on a platter and top with the green onions, peanuts and carrots. Serve with the wonton chips.

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