Fourth of July : Cheeseburger Bites & Baked Fries

This ain't your daddy's BBQ. For this fourth of July, try adding my simple version of a cheeseburger bite, using a wonton wrapper as the "bun", to your celebration. Compliment this dish with my baked fries recipe and you're halfway there! These recipes are designed of people who may not have access to an outdoor BBQ, or just want something a little more small scale or cute for their meal. Whatever your plans are, I hope you all have an amazing fourth! 

xo Jess

Cheeseburger Bites

What You Need:

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  • 1 pound ground beef (Note: try not to pick one with too high a fat content, or else the wontons get a little soggy and there's way too much grease.)
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 3 tablespoon finely diced brown onion
  • 2 tablespoon finely diced italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse celtic grey sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoon tomato  sauce
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan and place two wonton wrappers in each hole, overlapping like a star so the none of the corners touch. Set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix up the rest of the ingredients. Mash and mix it all together with your hands. (Trick: submerge your hands in cold water before you do this. It will help hold the meat together.) Form meat into 12 small meatballs. Set aside.
  4. Slice 12 - 2 inch slices of cheese (or just buy pre sliced cheese for cheese and crackers) and then cut them in half, making 24 small cheese slices.
  5. Place one slice of cheese on the bottom on a wonton wrapped muffin hole, then a meatball, then another slice of cheese.
  6. Back for 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!
 

Baked Fries

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What You Need:

  • 4 large oval shaped potatoes (I used some large red ones, but Russett is just fine)
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

What You Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cut potatoes into thin slices lengthwise. (Leave the skin on--it's delicious, looks cool, and is where all the nutrients in the potato are!)
  3. Soak potato slices into cold water for a few minutes, drain, and soak again. Repeat this until water is clear. Drain and let dry.
  4. Once dried, toss potatoes in a bowl with a tablespoon or two of oil and salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on a grease baking sheet with oil.
  5. Cook for 30-45 minutes, checking frequently moving around so they don't stick to the baking sheet. Enjoy!