Fried Wontons – Part of Chinese tasty dumplings – are loved by many. This homemade,simple,short taking time recipe –more or less half an hour- will give you a yummy and crunchy fried wontons as the end result. You usually have fried wontons as an appetizer that wiil arouse your appetite because of the delicious crunchy wrappers and the palatable wontons filling.
The interesting part of this homemade fried wonton recipe is when you start to make a wonton by placing the filling in the special wonton wrapper. But,nowadays,you can find and buy the factory-made and frozen varieties in the supermarkets,so you don’t need to face any difficulty in wrapping the wonton.
All you have to do is deep frying the frozen wonton using vegetable oil in a large frying pan. But again, it will be a nice experience for you if you can make your own handmade Fried Wonton at home.
A TINY AND MEANINGFUL BITE OF FRIED WONTONS WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE TASTE
Wontons have a long history in Chinese Cuisines. It all started in Han dynasty. Nowadays, each region in China, like Canton, Sichuan, Shanghai and many others has its own special Wonton. In Cantonese cuisine,shrimp filled wonton with minced pork is a common one and in Sichuan cuisine,semi pentagonal wonton, known as “folded arms” are often served in a sesame oil paste and chili oil sauce as a dish called “ red oil wonton “ while in Shanghai cuisine,wontons have two major types,small wontons and large wontons.And in Shanghai,there is one famous fast food chain which offers you more than 50 varieties of wonton fillings.
Wonton, in Cantonese Language actually means ”cloud swallow” because when wontons are cooked, wontons float in the boullion like small clouds. To make Wontons, you need a special wrapper. This special wrapper is made of flour, egg, water and salt. The most common filling are shrimp and ground pork. Wontons come in several different shapes. For examples, the simple right triangle, a globular, or unevenly squashed shaped Wontons. Wontons are usually boiled, or deep fried, but you can also have wontons as a soup. What is usually found inside a wonton? A flavorous meat or delectable seafood filling is inside wonton and a yellow rectangular wrapper wraps the filling inside a wonton. Where is the yellow color from ? Yes, you are right! It’s from the eggyolk.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WONTONS AND DUMPLINGS?
As mentioned at the beginning of this recipe,Wontons are parts of Chinese dumplings.It went back to the time of the Tang Dynasty that people in China start to differentiate the name of dumpling and wonton.A clear distinction between the common or regular Chinese dumpling and wonton is only on the shape of the wrapper. So,Wontons are dumplings,and dumplings have Wontons as the dumpling’s inseparable part.
WHAT IS FRIED WONTON?
Fried Wonton is one of the famous menus for appetizer in many Chinese Restaurants around the globe especially in America.Fried wontons with a meat filling are served with duck sauce, hot mustard or sour and sweet sauce.More and more people love to have Fried Wonton because Fried Wonton’s sour and sweet sauce and it’s so crunchy that you want to have another bite of Fried Wonton again and again.
This homemade and short taking time recipe will show you how easy it is to make the mouthwatering Chinese sweet and sour sauce and a yummy, crunchy Fried Wonton. Well, there are at least two things you have to learn first to make a crunchy fried wonton. The first thing is the basic technique to wrap a wonton and the second thing is to make the delicious Fried Wonton’s filling.For this yummy filling, you need a shrimp with ground pork and if you want to, you might want to add water chestnuts to give you a crispier texture. Later when you deep fry the Wonton, it is much better for you to use a neutral cooking oil or just use the vegetable oil. Dry the remaining of the oil using paper towels after you deep fry the Wontons.
HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU HAVE FOR FRIED WONTONS PER SERVING?
Fried Wontons with this recipe has 311 calories per serving.
WHAT OTHER MEALS TO SERVE WITH FRIED WONTONS?
COURSE : APPETIZER
CUISINE : ASIAN ( CHINESE)
KEYWORD : FRIED WONTON
PREP TIME : 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME : 10 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME : 30 MINUTES
SERVING SIZE : 4 PEOPLE
CALORIES : 311 CALORIES
- ½ lb of ground pork,turkey or chicken
- ¼ lb of chopped small pieces of shrimp
- ½ teaspoon of soy sauce or fish sauce
- ½ teaspoon of sesame oil
- 3 dashes of ground white pepper
- 1 pack of wonton wrappers
- Vegetable oil
- Prepare a bowl. And then, the ground pork,shrimp,white pepper,sresame oil and soy sauce are mixed together in a bowl.To form a sticky filling,start to stir to mix them well.
- Prepare the wonton wrapper and the filling.On the palm of your hand,a piece of the wonton wrapper is laid and in the middle of the wrapper,put into ½ teaspoon of the filling and then, your forefinger is dipped into the sealing water and just trace it on the outer edges of the wonton wrapper.
- Prepare a large frying pan.Heat up the vegetable oil to deep fry the wrapped Wontons.Wait until the vegetable oil is completely heated and then start to deep fry the Wontons until they become golden brown.With paper towels,dry the remaining of the oil.Finally, with the tasty Chinese sour and sweet sauce,your yummy and crunchy Fried Wontons are ready to be served.Enjoy!!