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       Title: BEGGAR'S PURSE
  Categories: Miamiherald, Appetizers, Kids 11-14
       Yield: 4 Servings
  
            Peanut oil for frying
       2 tb Olive oil
       1 pk Wonton wrappers
       6 oz Shitake mushrooms; sliced
       6 oz Button mushrooms; sliced
       6 oz Portobello mushrooms; sliced
     1/2 c  Fresh tarragon; chopped
       1 bn Fresh whole chives
            Salt and pepper
  
   Prehaet 4 inches of the peanut oil to 375 degrees F in
   a deep-fat fryer or large Dutch oven. Heat the olive
   oil in a saute pan over medium heat and cook the
   mushrooms until they are quite soft and give up their
   liquid, about 5 minutes. Season the mushrooms with
   salt and pepper to taste. Stir int he  tarragon and
   set aside to cool. Working with one wonton wrapper at
   a time, place 1 teaspoon of sauteed mushrooms in the
   center of each wrapper.  Wet edges of erapper with
   water and gather the edges together to form a “purse”.
   (Make sure not to trap any air inside) Fry the wonton
   purses, 2 to 3 at a time, for 3-5 minutes, until they
   begin to brown and bob to the top. Drain on a cooling
   rack covered with paper towels. Tie each purse with a
   strand of chives.
   
   Nutritional info per serving: 283 cal; 10g pro, 51g
   carb, 5.3g fat
   
   Source: Miami Herald, 9/7/95 format: 8/7/96, Lisa
   Crawford
  
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