Chinese Cabbage Salad with Wantons and Mandarin Oranges
This dish you can find at most church potlucks - If it's missing at yours it's really easy to make and you never have left overs. Best part....You can make everything the day night before you take it to a party. Bill and Hannah love this dish and request it at any gathering or we make it a meal and add chicken.
1 package cabbage ( angle hair or coleslaw mix)
1 package ramen noodles
1 Tbls butter
Raman Seasoning package
1 can mandarin orange drained
1 bunch green onions thinly sliced
1/3 cup vinegar ( white or rice seasoned)
1/3 oil ( do not use olive oil)
1 Tbls Chili Oil ( Optional)
3 tbls white sugar or honey
Optional Add Ins:
Broccoli bit size pieces
Red bell pepper chopped
1. I save all my mixed green salad containers for occasions to make this salad - its less clean up and easy to travel.
Dump cabbage in bowl or container.
Add chopped veggies - red bell peppers and green onions is what I had.
Add in oranges and broccoli and sliced nuts
Put lid on and store in fridge until ready to use.
2. Make the dressing: Mixing cup add in Ramen season package with oil. vinegar, chili oil.
Dressing should look like this.
Set aside until ready to use.
3. Crisp noodles in oven ( about 450 for 10 mins) I usually use a pie pan with the Tbls of melted butter on bottom. Should like like this when out of the oven.
(Optional 4) Crisp wantons in salad. I used crip wantons in this salad and this is how you make them...it's easy.
Warm about 2 Tbls oil in fry pan on med-high heat. Slice fresh wantons. and fry for 2 mins tossing once in awhile. Total takes 4 mins.
Fry and let cook
Use slotted spoon to remove:
Cool and ready to use in salad
Toss dressing and place in serving dish - put crisp noodles and wantons in right before serving.