Yen Can Cook: Sardine Wonton (Air Fryer Version)
Do you like canned sardines? It really comes in handy when you run out of idea what to cook. I like to add plenty of onion to pair with it and when I asked for serving recommendations from my FB friends a couple of days ago, I received quite a few comments which really inspired me and I’m gonna try them one by one 🙂
There are many brands in the market and I’m loyal fan of Ayam Brand™ Sardines which is my one and only one option when I choose canned sardines. I like it because it comes with generous amount of fishes and the tomato flavor is just nice, no extra seasoning is needed when I cook it.
Besides the sardines with tomato base sauce, there are also ready-to-eat version with choices of Sardines in Olive Oil & Chili & Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They also They can make a filling meal with crackers or bread, as toppings or dressings for salads, or can be eaten over rice, porridge or pasta.
I think all of you know wonton right? It’s type of dumpling with minced meat filling (sometime vegetables also) which is commonly boiled and served in soup or deep-fried. Today I’m going to share a recipe of fried wonton with filling which is a bit unusual ~ sardines & cheese.
Ingredients (Serve: 3-4)
1 can Ayam Brand ™ Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil/ Olive Oil & Chili
1 packet wonton skin
50g Cheddar Cheese, diced
50g carrot, finely chopped (you may add in spring onion or jicama)
1 egg, lightly beaten,
Salt & pepper to taste
Step 1:Mash sardines and mix with oil from the oil, then add in cheese and carrot. Season to taste.
Step 2: Fill wonton skin with a teaspoon of filling mixture (Step 1) and fold into triangle shape, brush side with a bit beaten egg to seal the edges.
Step 3: Pre-heat air fryer at 200 ºC. Place wonton and air fry for 8-10 minutes, flip the wonton for even browning. Alternatively, deep fry the wonton in heated oil till golden brown then drain off excess oil on kitchen towel before serving.
About Ayam Brand ™
Ayam Brand ™ Sardines and Mackerel combine the great taste with benefits of Omega-3 that complement the needs of active individuals who need ready-to-eat, convenient, versatile and nutritious snacks and meal options that are high in Omega-3, calcium and protein.
Ayam Brand ™ obtains its sardines and mackerel from cold seas. Those Sardinops or Genus Sardina species from the North-Western and Eastern Pacific waters, Southern waters of the Indian Ocean and North-Western Atlantic waters are prized for their higher content of healthy oils such as Omega 3. They are canned quickly using the brand’s innovative and proprietary vacuum technology. As with all Ayam Brand™ products, these are free from preservatives, with no added mono-sodium glutamate MSG, allowing the natural flavor of quality sardines and mackerel to be savored.
They are celebrating 125th anniversary with the theme of ‘We care, We are Family!’ and are overwhelmed by the preference Malaysians have for Ayam Brand™ Sardines and Mackerel products.
Sardines and mackerel are an excellent source of natural Omega-3. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that we must ingest because the body does not synthesize them but requires them for good health. Among the health benefits of Omega-3 are promoting brain growth, reducing age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s Disease as well as reducing risk factors for heart diseases. In addition, sardines and mackerel also provide the body with other essential nutrients such as minerals and Vitamins B. Sardines are among the best sources of calcium, containing two times the calcium as in regular skimmed milk.