Jan 2, 2013

Fried Wontons

Fried  Wontons (veg or non veg filling) are one of the most popular snack in Chinese cuisine. These are delicious dipped in sweet  - sour sauce or plum sauce. Here’s recipe of how to make homemade wonton  wrapper & fried wonton. Basic recipe from Family Cook Book by  Parragon Books, Bristol !!

Here' s the recipe of Spring Roll

Makes: 12  wonton wrappers


120 g / 4 oz plain flour (or 1 cup / 200 ml)

1 egg, beaten

3 tablespoon cold water


To prepare the wrappers, to sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the beaten egg and about 1 tablespoon cold water. Begin beating with a wooden spoon, gradually drawing in the flour from the outside to make a smooth dough. Add extra 1 – 2 tablespoon water if necessary.

Knead the dough until it is elastic and pliable. Place in a covered bowl and chill for  about 4 hours or overnight (This recipe step is very important).

When ready to roll out,  allow the dough to come back to room temperature. Flour a large work surface well and roll the dough out to about 5 mm / ¼ - inch thick.

Cut the dough into 12 equal portions  and then roll each piece into a large square about 15 cm / 6 inches

The wrapper should be very thin. You can make small wonton wrapper  pouches with square wonton wrapper or round wonton wrapper. If using round wonton wrapper, then make exact round shape  of 12 to 13 cm with the help an inverted round  lid . Cover  with a damp cloth while preparing the filling (any filling of your choice, veg or non veg).

Divide the filling  among all 12 wrappers.

Place 1 tablespoon filling on the centre of the wrapper. Lift it to form a triangle. Gather all the corners to the centre. Close with little water and press all the edges (like a small pouch).

Heat  250 ml oil in a wok on a medium heat and deep fry  wontons  until golden color on both the sides  (6 wontons at a time – depending upon the size of the wok / pan). Maintain the heat between low to medium. 

Do not fry on high heat. It will get brown color immediately and inside portion won't cook properly. Drain out from oil and place on a kitchen towel to absorb extra oil. Serve with sweet – sour sauce / tomato ketchup.

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