Fried Wontons – Best Chinese Appetizer

Published December 9, 2016 in Fried Wontons - 0Comments
Deep - fried wontons

Mentioning about fried wontons, the first thing that comes to my mind is the crunchy and crispy dumpling with delicious dipping sauce for the Sunday evenings. This type of Chinese dumpling is often used to welcome guests coming to your house as the appetizer – one of the first dish for them to feel good and warm after coming to your accommodation. Dinner parties need these small dumplings to be the first note of the song. There’s no doubt about its popularity in both Western and Eastern parties.

Many people think that wonton can only be used to make soup and other dishes which have water and dumplings, however, these fried wontons would make you think again since it’s also a very suitable cooking method for this type of food. You can’t resist the attraction of the fried wontons since biting once.

Wonton filling

The filling of the wontons can be made with various types of meat and seafood according to your creativity. However, when mentioning about traditional fried wontons, we often know 2 types of traditional filling using shrimp and pork. Especially, Cantonese often interested in pork – filled wontons which are made very thin and include less about of meat inside. Both of these wontons can be fried and because of the filling, the products will have different flavors as well as crunchiness levels.

Basically, anyone can make wontons since it’s very easy to do. You just need pork and other types of additional ingredients to make the filling inside the wontons and cover with the wonton wrappers. Even vegetarians can eat wontons if you make them without meat and turn it into the vegan version of wontons.

With people who eat wontons regularly, a person who makes delicious wontons is the one who can understand fully about the shape of his or her products. Wonton folding is very hard and it represents the skill in cooking and making wonton of a cook. If you don’t have special technique as other chefs, you can learn from them with various style in making wontons. Not only the shape but the style of the filling can be modified, too. That’s the way you bring surprise to your family members with just a little change in my cooking.

Deep - fried wontons

There are many types of sauce that can be eaten with the fried wontons such as sweet and sour sauce, normal sauce, but I’ve heard about dipping sauce. Therefore. You should know something about this type of sauce. In this article, I really want to admire the handy actions of a chief in frying wontons and make the dipping sauce.

Before coming to the main content we will learn how to make the sauce first:

  1. How to Make Dipping Sauce?

Don’t underestimate the power of the sauce since it is the additional flavor of the dumplings. In fact, there is a plenty of sauce type that you can choose according to your favorite flavors. In this list, I will introduce the most common types of dipping sauce that are voted by people who love eating wontons.

  • To make Apricot Dipping Sauce, we need to prepare some ingredients such as apricot jam, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar. You should use more than 2 tablespoons of apricot jam to make them sauce more flavorful.
  • Honey Sriracha Dipping Sauce needs fewer ingredients, just 2 tablespoons of honey and the same amount of Sriracha. However, this type of sauce is not often used widely.
  • The best one in my list is the Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce. Since this is my favorite one, I want to show you some more details about this sauce. In order to make this, you need to prepare the amount of light soy sauce equals to one and a half tablespoons, then mix it with 1 tablespoon of sugar dissolved in the same amount of hot water. If you have the Worcestershire sauce, a tablespoon of it can add an interesting taste to your sauce. Last but not least, half teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds can be added to the mixture.
  1. How to Make Fried Wontons?

Making the filling of wontons doesn’t require many techniques. All you need to do is mix the ground pork with another ingredient such as soy sauce, sesame oil, wine, sugar, scallions and other spices in a big bowl. You should use your hand so as to mix things together easily.

Wonton as appetizer

After mixing all the ingredients to form a bowl of filling, you can move on to the next step. Take a wonton wrapper and add the filling in the center. Make sure that you don’t overstuff the filling since it might be broken when frying and make all things messy. Then use your finger to gently coat the filling by pulling the edges of the wrapper. Seal the wrapper by using a little water. You can fold the wontons in different shapes.

Basically, there are two shapes of fried wontons you can try, however, if you are not the one who is light – fingered, sealing the wontons firmly is alright. In fact, you can focus on the frying step so as to make your wontons crispy and crunchy.

You need to heat the oil in a pan before frying the wontons. When frying, remember to flip the sides so as to achieve the best products with a golden brown coating on both sides. Remember to remove the excessive amount of oil out of your wontons by placing them on the paper towels for a certain amount of time.

Serving the wontons on a plate with your favorite type of sauce so as to have an outstanding type of Chinese appetizer. If you don’t want to use them right away, you can store all the uncooked wontons in the fridge, but make sure you remember to boil them lightly before frying to get rid of some harmful bacteria. Using this type of dumpling to start your evening dinners right tonight!