Friday, May 11, 2012

Italian Nachos

We had our first taste of Italian Nachos at a restaurant called Zio's. These taste as good if not BETTER than the ones we bought there. Kathleen put these together and baked the wonton wrappers. She used 1/2 of the package and had enough alfredo and balsamic to use the whole package. We didn't use the olives, since my girls don't care for these. This recipe will be a staple during Packer parties!

Italian nachos

1 pkg of Won-ton Wrappers (use 1/4 pkg.)
1/2 pkg, of Pepperoni
2 Italian Sweet Sausage links (sliced)(or use bulk sausage)
1 cup of Balsamic Vinegar
1 wedge of Parmesan Cheese (grated)
2 cups of Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 tablespoon Flour
2 tablespoons of butter
10 Kalamata Olives (sliced in half)
3 green onions (chopped)
5 Greek Peppers/Banana (sliced)(We used pepperonichis)
1 cup Colby/Monterey Cheese (Shredded)
1/4 cup sugar

Prepare a large pan to fry wanton wrappers in to make crisp.

Take Wanton wrappers and slice diagonal to make triangles. Fry 30 seconds in hot oil or crisp. Like chips. Or Bake for 20 minutes. Drain onto paper towels once cooked.

Cook your Italian sausage slowly in small skillet until done. Slice into thin rounds then cut in half. Cut Pepperoni into quarters or halves (your preference) Set these aside. Put Cream into pan add shredded Parmesan Cheese. Cook this until all cheese is melted around 20 minutes now you have your Alfredo Sauce you can thicken it with a level tablespoon of cornstarch if needed.Set this aside. Now to make your Balsamic Syrup. Put butter into pan add flour to make rue. Then add vinegar and sugar cook until thickened.

Now place cooked won-tons on baking pan sprinkle with meats,olives, peppers, drizzle a cup of Alfredo Sauce over top them. Next drizzle 4 tablespoons of Balsamic Syrup over this mixture. Sprinkle with Colby/Monterrey Cheese. Broil for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Top with chopped green onions.

Serve makes enough for 4-6 people.

1 comment:

  1. yummy what a great idea my family loves italian food and nachos its the best of both worlds :)