I like playing Chopped, a cooking show where you have to cook from a bunch of mystery food items from a box. In my box I had a bag of smoked bacon pieces, onions, parmesan cheese and wonton wrappers.
First I put the onions on to caramelize slowly, seasoned of course.
Then I used a pair of scissors to trim away all the fat from the bacon, cut it into small pieces and sprinkled lots of grated lemon zest over it.
I kept and eye on the onions, stirring them to keep them from sticking.
I added some dried thyme to the onions, stirred it, and then pushed the onions to the side.
Then I put the bacon in the hot pan. It cooked quickly in the piping hot pan.
Once it was done I took it out.
There was lots of lovely bacon residues on the bottom of the pan, so I put the onions back in the middle and added a few tbsp of water and mixed it all around, essentially deglazing the pan.
I then continued cooking the onions until they had a nice deep colour.Right at the end I added some balsamic reduction, then took them out to cool.
I grated some of the cheese and got ready for rolling.
I placed a few bits of bacon, some onions and cheese in the center of a wonton, and brought the sides up, one over the other, and wet the spot where they met.
Then placed on a baking sheet.
Once they were all rolled, I lightly brushed them in olive oil and put them into a 385 oven and cooked them for 12 minutes (or until golden brown), turning them half way through
Shown here served with a sweet chili and lime dipping sauce