Super Bowl Munchies: CHAMPIGNON Brie Wontons

Champignon Brie Wontons

Get ready for your Super Bowl party by whipping up these crispy pockets of CHAMPIGNON Brie. Unlike most fried cheese recipes, these treats are light and delicate. The wontons puff up when fried, creating an airy center around the melted Brie. Each bite begins with a crunch and ends with a tender morsel of cheese.

Though you will need to assemble the wontons individually, the prep time is minimal, and they fry up in under a minute, so they are perfect for satisfying a crowd. Warm up your favorite jam or preserves and you’ve got the most perfect dipping sauce. (For these, I used cherry preserves, and added a dash of cayenne for a little kick.)

A word on the oil: Since this recipe has all but four ingredients, I recommend seeking out sunflower oil if you don’t have it in the pantry. It is lighter than other high-heat oils, and has a neutral taste.

Champignon Brie Wontons

4 oz. CHAMPIGNON Brie, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 package of wonton wrappers
2 cups of oil for frying (Note, this depends on how large your pot is, you’ll want three inches of oil for frying.)
½ cup of cherry preserves
dash of cayenne

1. Assemble the wontons: Place a chunk of Brie in the center of the wonton square. Lightly brush two sides of the wonton square with water. Fold the square over the brie to form a triangle. Press the sides firmly together to seal, making sure to remove air bubbles.
2. Heat the oil in a deep pot on medium-high heat to about 375 degrees.
3. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, gently slide the wontons (3 or 4 at a time) into the hot oil. They should rise to the surface within 30 seconds. Pay close attention to the edges of the wonton: If they darken quickly, your oil may be too hot. Once the edges are light golden, use the tongs to turn the wonton over and fry on the other side for another 30 seconds. Carefully remove the wontons and place on paper towels.
4. Repeat for the remaining wontons.
5. For the dipping sauce: In a small pot, combine the cherry preserve and cayenne. Heat on low until the consistency thins out enough for dipping. Serve and enjoy!

Champignon Brie Wonton bite