not the simplest and quickest recipe in the book, BUT it was good!  do these when you got a lot of time, a little patience, and maybe a tall glass of wine!  it is definitely a process.  first up....roast the squash.  you are only going to need about half of a small butternut squash, unless you want to fold and glue wontons all day, but roast the whole thing anyway and save the other half for some soup or risotto!  cut the ends off the squash, cut it in half length wise, scoop out seeds (you can roast the seeds as well at a later time if you feel there is enough), rub the flesh with some olive oil, place face down on a foil lined sheet pan, and cook for about 45 minutes.  you can also roast the garlic at the same time...3 cloves, unpeeled + 3 sage leaves, place on foil, cover in oil and wrap up.  when those are done, scoop out the flesh of one half of the squash and squeeze out garlic from peel, place in bowl, along with sage leaves and mash together.  salt and pepper it. 

then mince up one shallot and saute in some oil for about 4 minutes, add it to the mash.  have 24 wonton wrappers ready, which can easily be found in regular grocery stores these days, and set up your station like this...4 wrappers laid out on a clean surface, small bowl of water, sheet tray, damp towel, teaspoon, and bowl of mash.  place just a teaspoon (not a spoon you would eat off of, but a measuring spoon) of mash onto each wrapper, wet the edges with a little water and fold over to form a triangle.  then fold the two bottom edges up onto each other, place on sheet tray in single layer, and cover with towel.  repeat until all wontons have been filled.

i steamed them and sauted them.  spray a steamer basket with a little oil, put 4 wontons in and place over simmering water, cook for 4 minutes, then transfer to the same saute pan you cooked the shallot in, add a little more oil, and brown on both sides, about 2 minutes each side until slightly crispy.  sprinkle on a little more salt and enjoy.  i recommend only doing 4-6 at a time in the steamer and the pan.  you don't want them to stick together!  and hey, if you really want it to be an all day thing, then make the wonton wrappers yourself as well ;)  seriously though, it didn't take that long...i just had some time off this afternoon, so i took my sweet time!!!

i had some smoked salmon mixed with SD tomatoes, capers, and green onions with it...tasty!  was going to cook up some amazing fish that i bought today at Healthy Gourmet, but was mentally tuckered out from the wontons and the smoked salmon was quick and easy! 


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