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Chinese Firecrackers

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Serves 14 | Prep Time | Cook Time 20-25

Why I Love This Recipe

A great low fat and reduced calorie alternative to fried egg rolls!

Per Serving: 111 Calories; 4g Fat(28.8% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 13mg Cholesterol; 159mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 cup finely chopped cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot (about 1 medium)
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions (with tops)
1 tablespoon chili paste or purée
1 tablespoon dry white wine
1 teaspoon cornstarch
14 frozen phyllo leaves (13 × 9 inches) thawed
3/4 cup sweet-and-sour sauce


Heat 1 teaspoon oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet.

Cook ground turkey, cabbage, carrot and green onions in oil over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until turkey is done and vegetables are crisp-tender.

Stir in chili paste.

Mix wine and cornstarch; stir into turkey mixture.

Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.

Heat oven to 375F.

Cut phyllo leaves crosswise in half.

Cover with damp towel to keep them from drying out while you work.

Place 1 piece phyllo on flat surface.

Brush with small amount of oil.

Top with second piece phyllo.

Place about 2 tablespoons turkey mixture on short end of phyllo; shape into about 4-inch log.

Roll up phyllo and turkey mixture.

Twist phyllo 1 inch from each end to form firecracker shape.

Repeat with remaining phyllo and turkey mixture.

Brush firecrackers with remaining oil.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 18 to 22 minutes or until phyllo is crisp and golden brown.

Serve with sweet-and-sour sauce.

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