I have been wanting to try out the crispy version of Chinese deep-fried wontons ever since the time I have eaten these at a local food court in Singapore. They are crispy and delicious which makes it a perfect homemade appetizer for potluck parties.
One can just buy these store bought wonton wrappers or wonton pastries and store them in the freezer for long, remove when you want to use them as many as you need leaving the rest back in the freezer. The filling can be prawns, spinach, pork, chicken, tofu, cheese etc of your choice. Sometimes chopped fresh water chestnut is also used to mix with the fillings. For greens make sure to squeeze out any extra amount of water before using it for filling.
Related Wonton recipe:
Preparation time: 20 -25 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Pork mince – 250 g
Wonton pastry or wrapper – 35 to 40
Oil for deep-frying
Soya sauce – 3 tbsp
Sesame sauce – 1 tbsp
Spring onions – 15 g, finely chopped
Water for sealing
1. Prepare the wonton filling.
Take a bowl, add soya sauce, sesame oil and spring onions. Mix together beef mince and toss to coat well.
2. Place a teaspoon of the mince mixture in the centre of each wonton pastry. Keep a small bowl of water and apply water to seal them as shown below.
3. Heat a deep-bottomed container with 2-inch oil. Once heated, drop each wonton in hot oil and fry till light brown turning sides.
4. Serve them with thai chili dip.