One of the things that I have had to adjust to a little bit since being pregnant is the fact that some food is now off limits. I’ve said so long to spicy tuna rolls, fresh pacific oysters on the half shell and deli meat. But surprisingly one of the things I miss the most is goat cheese. Apparently some soft cheeses are a no no when pregnant. And while blue cheese and feta have not been hard to do without, I miss the creamy tangy-ness of goat cheese. Especially now that it is summer time and all I want is this Roasted Garlic and Goat Cheese spread. But alas, not one to give up easily on a craving, I have found a substitute that will work rather nicely, sweet roasted garlic mixed with cream cheese wrapped in wonton wrappers and fried until golden. Yeah…I think I can handle a few more months without goat cheese as long as I can have these.
Sure I know that cream cheese is not quite a substitute for goat cheese, but in these wontons you would not want to use goat cheese. I actually tried once about a year ago and the goat cheese did not hold up well to the heat. In fact, when I bit into the wontons the cheese was gone. It was basically a fried wonton wrapper that had the wonderful taste of roasted garlic. Cream cheese on the other hand, is thick and creamy and holds up really well to the temperature of frying.
LindsaDecember 26, 2012 at 8:16 am
Can these be baked?
DesereeDecember 28, 2012 at 9:01 am
I wouldn’t recommend baking these. They just wouldn’t get crispy enough.
GuestDecember 22, 2011 at 11:34 am
Hello! I tried this recipe today… it had very good taste, but we had some problems with the frying. I tried the shape you did, but despite my attempts to completely seal it, almost every time there was a leak and all the cream cheese seeped out :( So we then tried to just fold over the wontons into a triangle, but when it was fried it puffed up excessively to the point where ANOTHER leak happened because the air needed to escape somehow. I’m sure we’ll be trying this recipe again though, to see if we can get it to work better :)
ConnieNovember 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm
My mom used to make fried wontons with sausage in them. I’d forgotten about them. They’re so good!
Amateur CookJuly 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm
Heck! I’d get pregnant just so I could indulge in these. (And I’m a guy…) ;}
Morsels of LifeJuly 20, 2011 at 5:05 pm
These wontons look good! Luckily, I just got some wonton skins – now I know how I’m going to use them!
KristyJuly 20, 2011 at 5:07 am
These look fabulous! While it’s not goat cheese, it sure looks like a tasty substitute. :)
Jenn's Food JourneyJuly 12, 2011 at 4:49 am
Oh, Yum!! Cream cheese is not quite the substitute for goat cheese, true, but it’s a pretty close second… at least in my book :)
StephenCJuly 11, 2011 at 9:43 am
I confess I know nothing about why some cheeses are no-no’s when pregnant. But then I’ve never been pregnant. One thing about roasting garlic: I cut it in half across and then roast it. None of it goes to waste that way.