Homemade Wontons- Tender bites of savory meat and vegetable in a crispy and flaky wrapper. Dip into some sweet chili sauce for extra spice and flavor. Dip into some quick and easy homemade dipping sauce.
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Gather the Ingredients for Homemade Wontons.
Here is what you need:
- Wonton Wrappers. I purchase mine from an Asian or International Food Market. The wonton wrappers are 3-inch X 3-inch square. They are made with flour, eggs, and water.
- Meat -ground Pork or make it vegetarian with a plant-based sausage.
- Vegetables – carrots, celery, scallions, garlic.
- Seasonings: ginger, soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Other- sesame oil, cornstarch.
Let’s Make some Homemade Wontons.
SIS simple is smart steps to making these yummy wontons:
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
- Place 1 1/2 tsp of the filling on the wrapper.
- Dip your index finger in water and “paint” water around the outer edge of the wrapper.
- Fold the wrapper over to form a pocket with the filling sealed inside.
- Finish folding the wonton as shown in the video.
Homemade Wonton Dipping Sauce:
The dipping sauce is super quick and easy to make. Whisk together:
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce with 1 tsp. Rice vinegar and 1 tsp sesame oil. Add 1 tbsp. Sugar and 1 tbsp. Chopped scallions. Finish with a few drops of your favorite hot sauce, and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds.
Fry the Wontons or use them in Wonton Soup.
Deep fry the wontons in a deep fryer or a deep frying pan with at least 3 inches of oil in it. Use a thermometer to monitor the oil temperature. Keep the oil a steady 375-degrees F. If the oil is too cold, the wontons soak up oil and are greasy and heavy. If the oil is too hot, they burn.
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- deep fryer
- 1 pkg Wonton Wrappers 12 ounce package
- 1 lb Ground Pork (453g) (see notes for vegetarian)
- ½ cup diced Celery (25g)
- ½ cup coarsely grated Carrots (25g)
- ½ cup chopped Scallions (25g)
- 3 cloves minced Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Place 1 tsp in the center of a wonton wrapper.
- Fold the wrapper as demonstrated in the video.
- Heat oil to 375°F (190°C) (see notes)
- Fry the wontons a few at a time for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve with Wonton Dipping Sauce or Sweet Chili Sauce.