Sunday, October 19, 2008

Crispy Fried Wanton

Wanton is another favorite at the take-out place either in soup or fried. Make these little fried wantons for your guest as it makes a great appetizers or snacks. You can get fresh wanton skins from the Asian Markets or the supermarkets. There are two type of skin sold so make sure you get the square one.

Ingredients for filling :

1/2 pound ground meat (either chicken or pork)
2 spring onions – fine chopped
6 water chestnut – finely chopped
1/2 pound of shrimp – clean and roughly chopped
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. corn or potato starch
salt and pepper to taste

1 packet of wanton wrappers
1 egg white - beaten

1. Mix all ingredients for filling together and set it aside for an hour.
2. Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of wanton skin. Wet the four edges of the wrapper with the beaten egg white to seal in the filling. Do the same to the rest.
3. Heat up about one inch of oil in a deep heavy skillet over medium heat and fry the wanton for a few minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove and drain oil on paper towels.
4. Serve it with your favorite chili sauce or dipping sauce.

39 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love this great snack! I can eat a bunch of this in a party. :P~~

Christelle said...

Oh god it's tempting!! I don't do deep fried at home :( Oh they look so good!!!
I suppose I can make them and have them in a soup?

Melanie said...

Wow - those look so much better than the ones at the restaurant (and I LOVE wontons from a restaurant) so they must be fantastic!

Parker said...

These are so pretty.

Dawn said...

I love how easy it is for you just to whip something up. I'm amazed at how much cooking you do.
Needless to say these are just perfect.

Cat Cat said...

Wow, how cute those fried wonton!
Gemok2 pulak tu... I'm drooling big time, Gert!

Heather said...

oh my gosh, those turned out beautifully! the color is just amazing! i could eat the whole plate :)

Ummi365 said...

this is sure sedap.. i haven't tried chicken or beef selalunya i put prawn je...shall try next time

FAMILY FIRST said...

golden ingots ... yummy!

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

Nice shape! :)

Big Boys Oven said...

Already so "shoik" when I see your wantons . . . . you are the master of the kitchen! will defintely slave for your food!:)

Ning said...

I was just planning to make wontons and I saw your soooo beautiful wonton shapes! Wow! Very creative! Do you mind if I imitate your wonton shapes?

Beachlover said...

today I just make steam wonton too!! last week I fried wonton,Mishu eat until her pimple come out!lol!look good Gert!

Ummi365 said...

how to make roast chicken untuk makan dgn chicken rice tu. what do you put to make the chicken look glazed.

Jin Hooi said...

I love wonton , my favourate snack!! Yours looks delicious !!

Culinary Cory said...

These look wonderful. I really like the golden color of the wontons.

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, it is time for me to stock up on this wonton in the feezer. I hope I remember how to crimp it like that. This one is using the square wrapper right?

Deborah said...

they look delicious!

kelly.dee said...

I tried to make wontons Friday night....they were terrible. Your's look much tastier!

Happy cook said...

I love them and they looks perfect.
Drool droll

ICook4Fun said...

Lcom, yeap its a great snack :)

Christelle, you can always make soup out of it.

Melanie, you can always make this yourself as its cheaper this way :)

Parker, thank you.

Dawn, I cook 5 days a week so I do have lots of practice :)

Cat, gemok with lots of inti baru siok makan :)

Heather, thank you :)

Ummi, do try it with ground chicken with some prawns.

ICook4Fun said...

Family first & pinky, thank you.

BBO, I am not master but still learning my way around cooking :)

Ning, I find this shape really cute compare to the usual triangle and round shape :)

Lesley, I too made some wanton soup today with lots of chai sim!

Ummi, make sure before you roast the chicken rub the whole chicken with butter or olive oil. And the last 10 min of roasting kalau suka you can sapu sikit madu on it :)

Jin Hooi, thank you.

Cory, thank you.

Zue, yeap this is the square wrappers.

Deborah, thank you.

Kelly, try out this recipe and you might like it :)

Happy Cook, thank you :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, uv got your own domain. congrats! ;)

Damaris said...

woah these looks so good. My 2 year old son is seriously freaking out because he can't get this off the screen. I'm from Brazil and we have something similar called pastel. I need to try your recipe

Amber said...

Somehow when I eat won tons, I justify it as real food, sort of like a carrot, then I eat so many that I can't eat the other stuff. The pre-cooked ones look like little nuns habits, too cute.

Food For Tots said...

Your wontons are so beautifully wrapped! Luv them!

Retno Prihadana said...

Yesterday, I made these snacks with different filling (minced chicken and shrimps)and ate with meat ball soup. Yours look so tempting, I can eat them all 11 pieces....he..he.

Debbie said...

Oh could I devour those. I love wontons and yours look better than any I have ever eaten!!

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Lovely! Lovely! So lovely.... I must try this.

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, I got the domain since April. You tak notice ke?

Damaris, thanks for stopping by. Hope your two boys like this :)

Amber, now that you mentioned it resemble the little nuns habits I too notice it :) :)

Food for tots, thank you.

Retno, once you start eating one you won't be able to stop :)

Debbie, thank you!

Bit of life & taste, thank you :)

tigerfish said...

Can I have the whole plate for myself? I am so hungry for these wontons now!

Tastes of Home said...

lovely wontons indeed! I bet my husband could eat the whole plate (of wontons) :)

mycookinghut said...

Looks really good! I havent had wonton for quite a while.... yum!

ICook4Fun said...

Tigerfish, I too love this a lot. Can eat a lot of it :)

Taste of home, welcome to the wanton club :)

Mycookinghut, thank you :)

Anonymous said...

thx for the blog...ur amazing always wanted to learn how to cook these things

Nuridah said...

Hi Gert,

came across your wanton recipe and yesterday I managed to do it. It was really delicious, my children like it so much. Thanks Gert.

Anonymous said...

Hi! i made your salted egg yolk coated tofu the last time and it turned out great, so i came back and yesterday made your fried wanton. my guests seemed to love it, everything was eaten up very quickly! thanks heaps!
by the way, how do i quickly remove the black scums in the oil and continue to fry? the later batches have the black bits on them and didn't look as nice as the first batch. -ling

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, glad that you like both recipes. As for the oil, I usually filter it through a paper towel to remove all the black bits.

Carrie's Experimental Kitchen said...

These sound amazing and much simpler than I thought they would be to make. Thanks for sharing.