Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Save Recipe Print
Fried Collard Green Wontons
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
70 wontons
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
70 wontons
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

House Seasoning:

Directions

In a large pot, bring 1 1/2 quarts water to a boil and add the meat, House Seasoning, seasoned salt, hot sauce, and a drizzle of olive oil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, wash the collard greens thoroughly. Remove the thick stem that runs down the center of the greens by holding the stalk in 1 hand and stripping the leaves from the stalk with your other hand. Stack 6 to 8 leaves on top of each other, roll up, and slice into 1/2 to 1-inch ribbons. Place the greens in the pot with the meat. Add the butter. Cook the greens, stirring occasionally, until the greens are tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. When they are done, taste and adjust seasoning.

Remove the collard greens with a slotted spoon and transfer to a large bowl. Remove ham hock and chop into pieces. Place into bowl with collard greens. Mix in the softened cream cheese, working it into the mixture.

Have a bowl of water ready and dip your finger in it, running it along the seams of the wonton before pressing to seal. Place a scant teaspoonful of the collard green mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper and fold into a triangle. Repeat with the remaining wrappers. Place on a parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheet, covered with a damp paper towel, until ready to fry.

Heat 3-inches peanut oil in a heavy deep pot to 350 degrees F.

Fry the wontons in batches until they are golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per batch. Place on paper towels to drain and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

House Seasoning:

Mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Use as a seasoning on meat and when cooking vegetables.

Best of Food Network 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Giant Chocolate Lava Cake 00:36

Create this cake's lava center by burying ice cream bars in the batter.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Vegetarian "Southern-style" Collard Greens

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Cream Cheese Wontons

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fried Ravioli

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Refried Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Pan-Fried Salmon

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fried Oysters

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Fried Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Browse Reviews By Keyword