Fried Wontons. Crispy and delectable wontons created with simple, readily available ingredients. Here’s a simple Chinese recipe for wontons that anyone can follow.
Wontons are a sort of Chinese dumpling that originated in China.
Steamed, deep-fried, or served in wonton soup, they come in various shapes and sizes.
What’s in a wonton’s filling?
Inside is a slice of flavorful pork or seafood filling, wrapped in a wonton’s unique yellow and rectangular wrapper. Wonton wrappers do include eggs, which is why they are yellow in color.
Is a wonton or a dumpling the same thing, or is there any difference?
Dumplings, in the simplest terms, are what wontons are. A subgroup of Chinese dumplings, but still part of the larger category.
Chinese restaurants in the United States provide fried wontons, deep-fried to golden brown perfection.
Chinese sweet and sour sauce is included as an accompaniment to the appetizers. These crispy, delectable snacks are a hit with everyone because of the sweet and sour sauce accentuating their flavor. You’ll be unable to stop eating once you start.
It takes me less than 30 minutes to create homemade wontons using my simple method.
To begin, prepare the filling ingredients. A shrimp with ground pork stuffing is what I call for in my recipe. To add some crunch and texture, I threw in some water chestnuts.
A chicken or turkey filling might work well here as well. If you’d like, you can throw in some shrimp, scallops, or crab. Always use a neutral cooking oil like vegetable oil for deep-frying. After frying, be careful to remove any excess oil from the pan by blotting it with paper towels.
Each serving of this recipe contains only 311 calories.
- 200 g of ground pork
- 100 g of chopped shrimp
- 3 dashes of ground white pepper
- 1 pack of wonton wrappers
- ½ teaspoon of sesame oil
- ½ teaspoon of soy sauce/fish sauce
- Vegetable oil
- Toss the ground pork and shrimp with the white pepper and sesame oil in a bowl. To make a thick, gooey filling, combine all ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl.
- Put half a tablespoon of filling in the middle of a wonton wrapper, then fold the wrapper in half. If you’re a newbie, use 1 teaspoon of filling.
- Dip the index of your finger into the water and trace the outer edges of the wonton wrapper.
- The wontons can be wrapped in three different ways. To form a triangle, fold it in half and then in half again to make a triangle. Seal the edges by pinching them together. To achieve the lovely form, simply overlap the two triangle corners, pinch, and seal with water.
- Deep-fry by heating up some oil. To deep fry the wontons until golden brown, heat the oil. Use paper towels to soak up any remaining oil.
- Serve with some Chinese sweet and sour sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce.