Pork Wonton Stars are a great way to use leftover ham, here's an appetizer or even a main dish that blends some of our favorite flavors from takeout and nestles them all together in a crunchy, oven-baked wonton. These are delicious served piping hot out of the oven or even at room temperature. Just be sure to make plenty of them because they go fast!
Use Up Leftovers
There are so many things about Pork Wonton Stars that make them a family favorite. Kids love them because there's a lot of flavor that reminds them of takeout, and we all know ho much kids, especially teenagers love that. But be assured, adults gobble them these up quickly too. I just low how they use up leftover ham from the holidays and offer up a whole new flavor for what could easily be just reheated food.
Be sure to diced the ham and red pepper into very, very small pieces. You'll want to stuff each wonton as full as you can and with small pieces you ensure that every bite and every wonton is packed with all of the ingredients.
I think these make a terrific appetizer. But if you are just feeding a few folks, this could easily be served as a main course, with a side salad. The next time you have leftover ham, be sure to make these.
Pork Wonton Stars
- 1 lb ham diced into small bite-sized pieces (ham leftovers work great)
- 1/2 cup diced white onion
- 1 red pepper sliced and diced
- 1 cup swiss cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons hot Chinese mustard - or any mustard
- 36 wonton wrappers
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce, low sodium
- 2 green onions the green stems sliced thin for garnish
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons additional soy sauce, low sodium for sprinkling over wontons after baking
- Preheat oven to 350°In a large bowl, combine ham, onion, red pepper, grated cheese, sour cream, and hot mustard. Press wonton wrappers into miniature muffin cups, coated with Pam. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, garlic powder and 1 tsp soy sauce. Brush butter mixture over each each wonton wrapper. Bake for 8 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Remove from oven, spoon ham mixture into cups. Bake for 7-9 minutes longer or until heated through. Garnish with diced green onions, sesame seeds and a few dashes of soy sauce.Makes about 36 wonton stars.
Please note, the nutrition details are estimated using a food database and are offered here only as a guideline for informational purposes.