Thai-Style Sweet-and-Sour Cheese Ball


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
PREP TIME 35 minutes

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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