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Fried Agnolotti with Spinach and Cream Cheese Filling

Fried Agnolotti with Cream Cheese & SpinachAs you know, we had ravioli made from wonton wrappers for dinner the other night but I had 8 left over and decided to continue the new tradition around here of making our own nibbles to go with a glass of wine on Saturday night. I mixed together cooked spinach and cream cheese for the filling and made the wrappers into agnolotti. I then fried them quickly in olive oil. I can assure you they were far superior to the usual bag of crisps. I did overfill them a little so the filling oozed out a bit while I was folding them over and pinching them shut. But it meant they were good and plump. I am in love with these wrappers and you will see me use them again in various different ways. I think I love them as much as chocolate – well almost.

Fried Agnolotti with Spinach and Cream Cheese Filling

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 10

Serving Size: 5

Ingredients

  • 10 wonton wrappers
  • 150g frozen spinach - defrosted
  • 100g cream cheese
  • lemon juice to taste
  • Salt & pepper
  • 3tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place the spinach, cream cheese, lemon juice and seasoning in a food processor and blend well.
  2. Cut a circle from each wrapper using a glass as a guide. Use as much of the wrapper as possible.
  3. Place a small amount of filling to one side of each wonton wrapper.
  4. Brush a little beaten egg around the edge of each one.
  5. Fold one side over and close by pressing with a fork all the way around.
  6. Heat the oil in a frying pan and place the agnolotti in it.
  7. Once browned, turn over and brown on the other side.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon and serve.
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Comments

  1. Those look delicious. I love anything stuffed in wonton wrappers and made into little pies. It seems that I am in the habit of picking up spinach and meat pies for the weekend from our local Whole Foods lately. I really should make my own because they are so expensive there!

  2. These look so good. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for these wrappers and give them a try.

    • We don’t have them in every supermarket and had to go to a specialty store but I imagine over there you would find them quite easily but it’s always a matter of knowing where to look in a supermarket.
      Suzanne

  3. These are so cute and I bet they tasted great :)

  4. I can just imagine how wonderful these would be as a pre-dinner snack with a lovely glass of wine. What a great idea and I’m sure there are many variations of filling you could use xx

  5. I love the spinach and cream cheese filling, what a delicious appetizer!

  6. Oh, boy. I love everything about this recipe…the yummy filling, the ease of using wonton wrappers, and the crispy shell after it’s fried! YUM!

  7. cream cheese is one of my biggest weakness…lol.
    i am sure if i was to make these, they would all be in my tummy within minutes ;)

  8. They look delicious Suzanne! The cream cheese with spinach oozing out should have been irresistible!

  9. These look so good! I love a spinach and ricotta filling!

  10. Oh my Suzanne these look amazing and I just love the idea. I’m a crisps junky and these are a much healthier choice. Thanks for sharing:)

  11. They look nice and simple to make, i don’t think I could eat sparingly though!

  12. Wonton wrappers are one of my favorite “cheats” when it comes to stuffed things – they’re so easy to use. Like you, I usually overfill mine. But I like them that way, so no worries. Good looking dish – thanks so much.

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