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Money bags

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  • 30m

  • 15m
  • 10 servings

Money bags

Contains gluten, soy, sesame, egg and wheat.

Money bags with sweet chilli dipping sauce are a finger food favourite. Learn to make this fun and tasty appetiser with this step-by-step recipe.

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  • 4
    Method Steps

11 Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 celery stalks, trimmed, finely chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives

  • 2 tsp soy sauce

  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

  • 2 tsp brown sugar

  • 15 chives, halved

  • 275g packet (30) gow gee wrappers

  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve

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4 Method Steps

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mince. Cook, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

  • Add celery and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until celery is tender. Add chopped chives, soy sauce, sesame seeds and sugar. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Cool. Meanwhile, place halved chives in a heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling water. Drain.

  • Place 1 wrapper on a flat surface. Spoon 1 heaped teaspoon mince mixture in centre of wrapper. Brush edge with cold water. Fold up sides to form a pouch. Pinch to enclose filling. Tie with a chive to secure. Repeat with remaining wrappers, mince mixture and chives. Trim chives.

  • Heat remaining oil in pan over medium-high heat. Cook money bags, in batches, turning, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned and heated through. Drain on paper towel. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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Recipe Notes

You could use chicken, beef or lamb mince instead.

Nutritional Information

Per serving

  • Calories


  • Energy

    265 kj

  • Fat


  • Saturates


  • Fibre


  • Protein


  • Sodium


  • Carbs


All quantities above are averages

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