Loaded Nachos, A Chinese Mix with Wontons

The Love for Loaded Nachos

Ever since I was young I loved loaded nachos because of how simple and tasty the dish was. My very first loaded nachos was at Taco Bell. Loaded with refried beans, cheese, and meat, I couldn’t resist. Its was so simple, yet so delicious. Back then there were few options for loaded nachos so Taco Bell was my go-to when I needed a meal and appetizer all in one. 

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Ever since I was young I loved loaded nachos because of how simple and tasty the dish was. My very first loaded nachos was at Taco Bell. Loaded with refried beans, cheese, and meat, I couldn’t resist. Its was so simple, yet so delicious. Back then there were few options for loaded nachos so Taco Bell was my go-to when I needed a meal and appetizer all in one. 

These days, getting a loaded nachos or even loaded fries are all over the place. I wanted to make a Chinese version. It would be a blend of loaded nachos delicious Chinese ingredients.

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The Chinese Loaded Nachos

To accomplish this, I thought it was best to ditch the nachos in general and use wonton strips as a replacement. The wontons are crispy like nachos, but have a unique texture of its own. If you’ve ever had a chicken salad with crispy wontons, you’ll know what I mean. This snack is no way healthy, but I wouldn’t classify it as being unhealthy either. The wontons are a small part of the dish that are deep fried.

The fillings and toppings are what makes this meal complete and unique. Sticking with a Chinese themed loaded nachos, I used common Chinese dishes as the filling. Luckily, my time in China allowed me to experience delicious Chinese cuisine. In mainland China I there was always a simple pork belly stir-fried with green peppers. I’ve been using pork belly in Kimchi jjigae and spicy fried rice, so I wanted to switch it up for this Chinese loaded wonton. And to keep it a bit on the healthy side. Surprisingly, scrambled egg is also a staple in Hong Kong, but they like to mix it with beef or tomato. Since I already had a savory beef, I went with plain scrambled eggs. 

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Loaded Wonton Strips

Prep Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: loaded wontons
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Scrambled Egg

  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 1 pinch salt

Marinated Beef

Garnish

  • 2 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 whole Chopped Green Onions

Instructions

  •  Start with lightly oiling the pan and adding the sliced chili peppers and 1 clove of garlic
  • Stir until it begins to soften and add in the marinated beef
  • Cook for a few minutes until the beef is done and remove.
  • Re-oil the pan
  • mix together the milk and eggs in a separate bowl 
  • turn down the heat to low and pour in the egg mixture
  • slowly turn over the egg mixture sparingly to have it uniformity fluffy
  • Add in the rest of the garlic and chopped green onions and cook together until the garlic begins to brown and gets crispy
  • add more oil if garlic isn’t becoming crispy
  • Fill up the pan 1/5 with oil and wait until its about to boil
  • add in the strips of wonton to fry
  • flip them to make sure each side is golden brown
  • pop any air bubbles from the wonton for a flatter surface

Serving

  • fill the plate with wonton strips on the bottom to cover
  • Place the scramble egg on top of the wonton
  • Place the remaining wonton strips on the edges of the plate
  • Top off the scrambled eggs with the beef and chili peppers
  • shred fresh cheese on top to cover most of the filling
  • layer the garlic and chopped onions as garnish
  • blowtorch the top to sear the garnish and melt the cheese 
  • scoop the toppings on top of each wonton or simply eat together with a spoon

The Final Touches

I realize loaded nachos no matter how Chinese I want it, still needs to have cheese on it. Shredding mozzarella on it gives it a familiar taste surrounded by all these new flavors. Luckily I still had the blowtorch I borrowed from making the spicy fried rice. The blowtourch melted the cheese without damaging the rest of the loaded wonton. At the same time, it also caramelized the marinated beef giving it a sweeter bite. 

Still, what makes this recipe of loaded nachos a Chinese-infused dish is the garnish placed on top. Stir-fried green onions and minced garlic is a staple in most dishes of the southern region of China. it gives it this aromatic and crispy garlic taste. This Chinese loaded wonton is a must try for anyone who loves loaded nachos and Chinese food. 

Detailed Instructions For Chinese Loaded Nachos

The loaded wonton strips requires wonton wrappers, eggs, milk, green peppers, marinated beef, chopped green onions, garlic and cheese.

Oil a pan and cook the green peppers until it begins to soften. Then add in some minced garlic and stir fry for a moment.

Then add in the marinated beef and cook until the beef is done.

Oil the pan again and mix in eggs and milk together into the pan. Turn the heat down to low and slowly mix around the egg as each side gets fluffy.

Fill the pan with 1/7th of oil and wait until it boils. Cut the wonton wrappers into rectangular strips and fry each strip.

Fry until each strip becomes golden brown and remove.

Get rid of the excess oil. Add the rest of the minced garlic and green onions together and stir fry for a few minutes.

Place the wonton strips as a foundation. Add the scrambled eggs on top.

loaded nachos, with wontons

Then place the marinated beef and green peppers over the scrambled eggs. Place the rest of the wonton strips all around the plate.

loaded nachos, with wontons

shred fresh cheese on top and blow torch to melt the cheese and caramelized the marinated beef.

loaded nachos, with wontons

Garnish with the green onions and minced garlic and enjoy!

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