Okay, so I should start this post out with a disclaimer stating that I was planning to write about a light and healthy summer version of my 30-minute black bean soup. As I was getting ready for work I was going over the recipe in my head, making sure I had all of the ingredients, and above all, thinking about the spoonfuls of crème fraiche that I was going to be dumping on top of a nice warm bowl of black bean soup after work. Alas, that recipe will have to wait because I’m yet again in need of some good ole comfort food
That’s right… my motorbike was stolen…AGAIN! The first time was annoying but I got her back more or less unharmed, but this time was definitely a down-right pain in the butt. The seat was broken, along with the rear-view mirrors and the gas tank cover…. and not surprisingly, she doesn’t start. So, Jonathan is tasked with sorting that out while I sort out Round 2 of comfort foods. For this edition, we are taking off the healthy-eating hat and putting on the “I need pizza rolls, asap!!” hat. Yet another one of my childhood favorites, I could eat these little preservative-filled artificial cheese-oozing mini-taste-nothing-like-pizza rolls every day. But I don’t, because I’m a reasonable adult (read: only because they don’t sell them in Europe).
From one pizza roll lover to another, trust me: this recipe is the real deal! No need to make your own pizza dough (though you could), and no need to cut calories by baking instead of frying (though you can!) – just good old fashioned snack food to help you get through a bad day, or to make a good day even better 😉
- 20 Wonton wrappers
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 1 cup Italian sausage (cooked)
- ¼ cup Black olives (finely chopped)
- ¼ Green peppers (finely chopped)
- 1 cup mozzarella (shredded)
- 1 cup Vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Fresh basil (garnish)
- Set out your wonton wrappers, then layer on about a teaspoon of marinara sauce then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Wet the edges of the wrappers with a bit of water, and carefully close them.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan or pot, then add the wonton rolls in batches (don’t over-crowd them!) and fry until golden brown.
- Strain them and remove any excess oil, and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Garnish with fresh basil as desired.