Sunday, September 05, 2010

Fried Wonton

No one can resist this crispy appetizer. It is such a crowd pleaser especially in gathering or party. I will never order this dish at any Chinese restaurant or dim sum place as it is so easy to make it yourself. I’ve tried out so many version of it like stuffing it with beef, turkey, chicken and tofu but I still like the traditional kind which is pork and shrimps. I made these for Diana when she came home a few weeks ago.

Ingredients:

400 grm ground pork
200 grm shrimp - roughly chopped
3 spring onions – finely chopped
1 carrot – finely grated
10 water chestnut – cut into small cubes
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 egg white
1 packet of wonton wrappers



Seasonings:

1 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp sesame oil
Salt to taste

1. In a large mixing bowl mix all the ingredients together except for the wrappers. Mix well and set it aside to marinate for an hour.
2. There is a few ways of wrapping the wonton. For today I just wrap it in triangle shapes. Put a tsp of filling to the center of the wrapper, brush all the edges with a bit of water and fold it into triangle shape. Do the same to the rest of the filling.
3. Heat up you oil. Deep fry the wonton in badges until golden brown. Remove and drain the oil on some paper towels.
4. Serve warm or at room temperature with some chili sauce.

23 comments:

Shereen said...

Gert,
Somebody beside me say this recipe is a no brainer...hahaha...he talk so big but he can't even boil an egg (laughing so hard until my perut sakit)!...he starts to laugh now too.You come here and give him a kick on his butt!!!
Nice picture..wonder what is the background...look like sun.Your wantons so uniformly formed...it must take you ages..and very crispy too.I'll bookmarked this recipe and will make the MR.SMARTYPANTS prepare it...sure he'll confuse prawns with squid...remember the story?..lol!

Little Inbox said...

No one can resist to have crispy fried wanton. It's a great snack in a party. I just make a batch of baked wanton, cuz too lazy to get it fried, hehe...

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Yes, yes! One can never go wrong with fried wontons! Have you tried making a sweet dessert with it? I suspect it will be equally good! (with a light dusting of powder sugar)

Blessed Homemaker said...

I love fried wanton but never get a chance to make it as I don't usually deep fry at home. I'm going to buy wanton noodles for dinner tonight!

Cooking Gallery said...

I love fried wontons! I don't eat them often, because they're fried, but I do love savouring them from time to time.

Sayantani said...

that looks absolutely brilliant. though I prefer steamed wantons but who can resist these?

busygran said...

My two older grandsons would have drooled and polished off the whole plate! Like your 'sunflower' arrangement!

Angie's Recipes said...

Who could say NO to these crisp looking wontons!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Looks delicious! Yeah if it's not for the frying par, I would be making this often. :P Yours looked very evenly fried, very nice!

mycookinghut said...

Fried wonton is always a winner!! I love this shape!!

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful presentation. Looks like the sun or sunflower :D I love fried wantans....so good with chili sauce.

Jennifurla said...

Love this ingredients here, normally I just have them filled with cream cheese and chive.

Elin said...

Who could resist this :) It is addictive...I too love the pork & shrimp fillings. Gertrude, nice presentation :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Gert, I like fried wonton too but I am trying to minmise deep frying at home. I love to go with mayo or chilli sauce :).

My Little Space said...

All I need now is a bowl of wanton noodle! haha... or even chee cheong fun with curry sauce to go with this. yummm... salivating already. haha... Have a nice day!
Cheers, kristy

ReeseKitchen said...

I like the way you wrapped the wanton, all so nicely done..:)

Julie said...

These look just delicious and they're arranged so beautifully. Yum!

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, yea it is a no brainer but I posted it here so that Diana can refer if she wanted to make this again. Yes make sure you get Mr S to prepare this :)

Little Inbox, actually I used very little oil frying this wonton. Baked one sounds good too.

Shirley, yes I tried it with nutella and banana. Recipe coming up later :)

Blessed Homemarker, I actually didn't use too much oil to fried this since it is super thin.

Cooking Gallery, oh well. Life is short so I do indulge in fried food once a while.

Sayantani, thank.

Busygran, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, yeap :)

Bee Bee, eating this once a while is ok.

Leemei, thanks.

MaryMoh, thank you.

Jennifurla, hope you try this out as they taste so much better than the cream cheese version.

Elin, thank you.

Jess, I like mayo with french fries :)

Kristy, mmmm I like fried wonton in my noodles too :)

Reesekitchen, thank you.

Julie, thanks you.

Joyce said...

Oh my! They look great! I was just thinking of new ways to use the wonton wrapper and it looks like you came up with a delicious idea!

Christelle said...

Fabulous presentation! I I really don't know how people can resist these...
Ref. above comment, have you tried french fried and dijon mustard? :) That's how the french have them!

Michelle said...

These are so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

vietfoodrecipes.com has a good demonstration on how to wrap the wontons. I think it's the hardes part.
http://www.vietfoodrecipes.com/how-to-make-vietnamese-fried-wontons-hoanh-thanh-chien