Fried Wanton

Wonton is a type of dumpling common in chinese cuisine. It is made with a thin pastry wrapper and filled with savory minced meat. The filling is typically made of ground meat, coarsely diced shrimp, finely minced ginger, finely minced onions, and soy sauce. Wontons can be served in soup or deep fried with rice or noodles.The deep fried variety are often served as a snack or appetizer. Actually yesterdday was my first time to make wonton and it was a process of experimentation or trial and error stage that turned successful. I made only half cup of ground beef because I was afraid I might not make it good but I got a nice result. This is the recipe of my first fried wonton:


1/2 cup ground beef
1 tbsp. minced onion
1 tsp. crushed ginger
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. catsup
1 tbsp. sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
Wonton wrappers
Oil for deep frying

1. Heat the pan over medium-high to high heat. Add sesame oil, drizzling it down the sides of the pan. When the oil is hot, add the onions and ginger. Stir-fry briefly, then add the meat and cook until the meat changes color and is nearly cooked through.
2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Remove the mixture from the pan and allow to cool.
3. Lay out 1 wonton wrapper, and place about 1 tsp. of the meat mixture in the middle. 3. With a finger dipped in water, moisten 2 adjacent sides, fold over to make a triangle. With both hands hold the triangle by the 2 widest corners, push down so that the filled center folds up. Moisten one end and pinch the 2 ends firmly together. Continue with the rest of the mixture.
4. Deep fry the wonton in hot oil until they turn golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Sweet and Sour Sauce or the dipping sauce of your choice.


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