This is a basic recipe for Chinese Wontons. This recipe can be used as Fried Wontons, steamed wontons, or wonton soup. If you feel like being adventurous and have an hour, try making them yourself. They are a fun way to involve the whole family. Give everyone the chance to wrap up their wontons however they want to. Wontons can be prepared in advanced and refrigerated or frozen for frying or using in soup later.
Serve them with one of our Sweet & Sour Sauce Recipes:
Chinese Fried Wontons
- June 4, 2016
- Serves 10 10
Mix all 'Wonton Filling' ingredients together in medium sized bowl; making sure it is well combined. This can be made ahead of time.
Start wrapping the wontons. To do this, you will need: Wonton Wrappers, Wonton Filling (above), a beaten egg, and parchment paper (or wax paper if you don't have that).
Set out all these ingredients, giving you a space to wrap the wontons. I usually setup a cutting board for wrapping the wontons and then have the parchment paper next to me. See the picture.
I find it easiest to set out 6-8 wonton wrappers on the cutting board.
Next, put a heaping teaspoon of Wonton Filling onto the wrapper, depending on your wrapper size. You don't want it to be so much that you can't seal the wonton completely.
Using a pastry brush, dip the pastry brush in the egg and brush onto the edges of the wonton wrappers. It will help the wrappers stick together. You can also use a mixture of cornstarch and water.
Now you can fold the wontons. There are tons of ways to fold a wonton. The easiest way is to fold corner to corner and then fold in the corners.
You can store these in an airtight container for frying later OR for use with wonton noodle soup.
Next step is to fry the wontons. This step depends on what equipment you have. I don't have a deep fryer and I didn't want to use too much oil. If you have a deep fryer, just follow the instructions on your fryer.
But for me, I just put about 1" of oil in a chicken fryer. Heat oil on medium heat to the optimum temperature that is between 350 to 375 degrees.
At this time, you should also put some paper towels onto a plate to use for draining the oil off of the wontons.
Once your oil is at temperature, carefully place 3-5 wontons into the oil and Fry until golden brown on the bottom side.
Next, carefully flip the wonton to cook the other side and cook until golden brown. Remove wontons from oil and place on paper towels to help drain the excess oil.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Instead of frying the wontons, you can instead put them in your favorite soup base for Won Ton Soup.