- Fried wontons are served as an appetizer
at parties and pot-lucks.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 min
1 clove garlic
1 pinch ground pepper
1/2 cup ground pork
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 package wonton skin
2 sprigs cilantro Optional
Tips and Techniques: Substitute ground chicken or
turkey for the ground pork if you like.
1 teaspoon ground fresh chili paste
1 pinch salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons water
Make sure you don't over stuff the wonton. The skin
will get burned before the pork is cooked.
filling: Mince garlic and cilantro. Mix all
ingredients together, except for the wonton skin and
To make the wonton, put half a teaspoon of
the filling in the middle of the skin. Pick up one
corner and fold it to the diagonal corner. Pick up the
2 ends that have 45 degrees angle (the ones where the
fold is) and wet them with a dab of water on you
finger. Pinch the two corners together. You will want
to prepare all of your wontons before frying them, so
that you are not trying to manage both the hot oil and
getting the wontons folded.
Heat up the oil in a frying pan or wok at medium
heat. To test when the oil is hot enough, stick a
wooden chopstick in the oil. When the oil is ready the
bubbles will come up from the chopstick. Fry the wonton
until golden brown. Watch the heat carefully. Keep
turning them to cook them all the way through. You may
want to break open the first couple wontons to make
sure that the centers get cooked.
This recipe will make 25 wontons. Serve hot with
the sweet and sour sauce.
Tips and Techniques: Be careful about
microwaving sugary mixtures too long because the sugar
gets extremely hot and can crack a bowl due to thermal
expansion of the area where the sugar is. Put all
ingredients together in a small bowl and microwave it
until the sugar is dissolved. Stir to prevent the sugar
from crystallizing on the bottom. It should take about
a minute or so depending on your microwave.