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    Super Bowl Bites: Won ton jalapeno cheese bites are super simple for Super Bowl party fare.

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    Super Bowl Bites: Shrimp poppers made with Nasoya won ton wraps make an easy crowd-pleasing appetizer for the Big Game.

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  • No-fumble finger foods for the big game
  • Won ton jalapeno cheese bites

    Makes 2 dozen


    1 (12 ounce) package won ton wraps

    Jalapeno string cheese

    Small amount of water to seal wraps

    Oil for frying

    Marinara sauce for dipping


    Cut string cheese in half length wise and then in thirds. Tightly wrap each section of cheese in wonton wrap moistening the edges to form a tight seal.

    Deep fry until golden brown. Serve immediately with your favorite marinara sauce.

    Recipe courtesy Nasoya.

  • Shrimp poppers

    Makes 4 dozen


    1 (12 ounce) package won ton wraps

    1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

    1 scallion chopped

    1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

    2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce

    ½ teaspoon salt

    ½ pound cooked shrimp peeled and chopped

    1 egg white

    4 cups corn oil for frying


    In medium-size bowl, combine cream cheese, scallion, garlic, hot pepper sauce and salt. Add the shrimp.

    Beat the egg white; brush the edges of the won ton wraps with the egg white. Place 1 teaspoon of filling in to the center of the won ton wrap. Pull corners toward the center to make a point and pinch together edges to close. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

    In a heavy saucepan, heat the corn oil to 375 degrees F. In batches, fry the won tons for about 1 minute, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Serve.

    Sauce: In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup pineapple fruit spread, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger. Serve with poppers.

    Recipe courtesy Nasoya

Super Bowl chow meets Groundhog Day

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 10:02 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 10:23 am

Will your Super Bowl party feel like deja vu all over again?

Sunday also happens to be Groundhog Day. It’s the first time in the Super Bowl’s soon-to-be 48-year history that the Big Game has fallen on Punxsutawney Phil’s big day.

But don’t let that famous furry forecaster overshadow your game plans. For our bowl party, we’re sticking with fumble-proof finger foods; they’re easy on the host and fan friendly, too.

Here are two ideas using won ton wrappers to update old favorites: Jalapeno cheese bites and shrimp poppers. Both appetizers are easy enough for beginning cooks and definite crowd pleasers. Both recipes came courtesy of Nasoya, makers of won ton wraps.

For more recipe ideas, check out our suggestions in today’s Food & Wine section.

Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.

Read more articles by Debbie Arrington

About Appetizers

Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Twitter: @apierleonisacbe

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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Twitter: @Blarob

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