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This was one of those times where I just basically wanted to fool around with some of the stuff that I had left from a previous dinner and thought what I could do to with my oven at the same time.

In the end, I came up with this interesting variation of deep fried wanton, but to keep it more healthy, this is baked rather than fried and the fillings have been somewhat altered.

Prepare the fillings with minced beef, chopped tomatoes and finely diced fennel. Season it with soy sauce, black pepper, dash of Chinese wine and just a bit of sesame oil and mix thoroughly. Roll the fillings into wanton skins which you can get at any supermarket and place them in rolls in an oven tray.

Set the oven to 200 deg C and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the wantons are crisp and golden brown. Once done, the inner fillings should be moist with the tomatoes moisture and the fennel and minced beef will give it a slightly different yet aromatic flavor.

The skin will not be as crispy as deep fried wantons, but it should still be crisp at the top and certainly, far less oily! And one baked wanton would also make a perfect amuse bouche!