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Chinese Fried Wonton Recipe

Jaden Hair
Chinese dumplings, especially Chinese Fried Wontons, are probably one of the most convenient and versatile foods to keep around. A crispy, crunchy, and delicious appetizer that's a real crowd pleaser.

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 50 wontons
Calories 49 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground meat chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, pork
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 stalk green onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 cups finely chopped kale leaf only or vegetables of your choice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 50 wonton wrappers defrosted
  • cooking oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the meat, ginger, garlic, green onions, soy sauce, oyster sauce, curry powder and kale and mix well to combine. To make the egg wash, in a small bowl, add the water and egg and whisk with a fork.
  • To assemble the wontons, place a wonton wrapper flat in the palm of your hand. If frying, add 1 teaspoon of mixture to the center of the wrapper. If boiling, add 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Dip a finger in the egg wash, and paint all 4 edges with the wash. Fold the wonton in half, corner to opposite corner to make a triangle. Seal tightly all around. Make sure there are no air pockets or holes in the wonton. Fold the longer two triangle points together and seal to make the wonton shape.
  • Place folded wonton on a clean, dry plate or baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap to avoid drying out. When wontons are all folded, you can store or freeze.
  • To fry wontons, add 1 to 1 1/2 inches of cooking oil to a wok or pot. Heat the oil until it reaches 375F. Add a few wontons to the oil to fry, turning occasionally until they are golden brown. Remove them to a draining rack placed over a baking sheet so they can drain excess oil.
  • To boil wontons, see the recipe direction #6 from the Pork and Spinach Wontons recipe.

Notes

TO STORE:
- If you want to freeze the wonton, place all the UNCOOKED wonton flat on a plate. Do not crowd. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Once the wonton are frozen, you can gather them up and store in freezer bag. This ensures that the wonton freeze individually (otherwise if the wonton froze and stuck together, it would be nearly impossible to cook.
- When ready to cook frozen wonton, they can go from freezer to simmering broth. Follow exact same cooking instructions. Since the wonton is frozen, it will take longer time for the broth to return to a simmer -- so it's self timing!

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 276IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crispy wontons, fried wontons, wontons
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