Monday, July 18

Got Peaches?

So this year Jerry's got a pretty nice garden growing at the Reed Ranch.... and this is the first year our Peach Tree has given us a few juicy delicious tender sweet peaches.... the trick is getting them before the birds do...

So now what??? How about let's make some Peach Wontons!!!

Peel and slice up the peaches, then toss in a large bowl with flour and brown sugar.
■2 pounds ripe peaches, peeled and sliced/diced (about 8 peaches)

■2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
■3 tablespoons brown sugar

Next, lay out the wonton wrappers. Things will go much more smoothly by having an assembly line set up. Drop some sliced peaches and a tad bit of that yummy peach juice in the center of each wonton wrapper.

With your finger wet the outside edge of the wonton wrapper. The water acts like glue, helping to seal the wonton up, and you want to make sure it’s sealed up tight, because any leakage will cause splattering when frying them up.

After applying the water to the edges, fold one corner over to the other corner and gently press down edges, again to seal up like a pretty present. You can stop there and proceed to the oil, or do an additional fold, whatever tickles your fancy. I’ve seen wontons wrapped in so many different ways. Do whatever you’d like, again, just make sure it’s sealed up thoroughly.

Continue the folding by dabbing the outside corners with more water and folding them up to meet with the middle corner. Yeah, real technical directions, huh?

Now on to the oil. Heat 1″ of canola or vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat to 375°F. Have a paper towel lined pan or plate ready for wontons to rest when you remove them from the oil. You’ll be frying the wontons in batches. Lightly dry any moisture from the wontons with a paper towel before frying, then carefully slide wontons into oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes turning as they fry. When they reach a lovely golden brown, remove from oil to your paper towel lined pan.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Let cool ever so slightly and enjoy!

Makes about 50-55 wontons.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 3 minute(s)

Eating time: as long as you want!!!

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