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.