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Wonton Fritters with Prickly Pear Sauce
(Buñuelos with Xoconostle)

Wonton Fritters

Spiced prickly pear is really the star of this dessert. Wonton wraps get a quick turn in hot canola oil — which is just right for deep-frying — and add delightful crunch to the plate.



Prickly Pear Sauce

Vanilla Whipped Cream


  1. Cut wonton wraps into triangles. In deep skillet, heat canola oil over high heat.
  2. Working in batches, add triangles to canola oil.
  3. Cook until golden brown, about 10 seconds.
  4. Using tongs, turn over and cook until other side is golden brown, about another 10 seconds.
  5. Once cooked, transfer to paper towel to drain.
  6. To make Prickly Pear Sauce: Boil water and sugar.
  7. Once boiling, add spices and prickly pears, cooking until thick syrup forms and pears are soft.
  8. To make whipped cream: Whip together all ingredients.
  9. To serve, divide prickly pear sauce between 8 serving bowls, top each with a dollop of whip cream and insert wonton triangle into whipped cream.

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: 1 wonton triangle with whipped cream and prickly pear sauce

Nutritional analysis Per Serving Calories 249 Total Fat 17 g Saturated Fat 7 g Cholesterol 41 mg Carbohydrates 23 g Fiber 2 g Sugars 15 g Protein 1 g Sodium 38 mg Potassium 120 mg

Source: Chef Omar Sandoval, Mexico City

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