Wontons are always a delightful addition to an appetizer table. Delicious with a number of different sauces so they taste unique with every dip.
Although Saladmaster does not recommend deep frying as part of a healthy lifestyle, you may choose to make fried food on occasion. And for those special times we want to make to make cooking as easy as possible.
- In large bowl combine first 9 ingredients.
- Separate wonton wrappers, one at a time as you are filling.
- Place a heaping teaspoon of filling in the center of the wrapper. From a small bowl of water, use a brush or your fingers to spread water on 2 adjacent borders of the wrapper. Fold wrapper on the diagonal to form a triangle, sealing the edges by pressing lightly. Fold in the 2 long corners and seal by brushing with water.
- Once wrap is completed, place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed or brushed with oil (wonton wrappers are very sticky and will stick to waxed paper or foil, making them very difficult to dislodge). Use spatula to remove them from the surface when it is time to deep fry.
- Place culinary basket into roaster and add oil into roaster (oil will just cover the woven basket portion up to the solid frame of the basket). Set temperature on medium heat. Heat oil to 350°F/175°C - 375°F/190°C; use a thermometer to test temperature before starting to cook. Do not overheat or under-heat oil.
- Using a spatula, gently place 4 or 5 wontons into the hot oil. Oil will burst into churning bubbles. Cook until golden brown, stirring to cook on both sides (approximately 1 minute total).
- Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels to capture excess oil.
- Repeat until all wontons are cooked.
- Serve with sweet-and-sour sauce or your favorite soy sauce recipe.
- Substitute ground meat of any kind.
- If you have left-over filling, sauté and serve as a tortilla filling or over rice.