Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Crispy wontons

If you ever want to cook a particular finger food that will be a hit at your party, look no further.  These crispy wontons always go down a treat and I promise you there will be no leftovers!   Wontons can be fried (like the recipe below) but if you are looking for a more healthy option, you can make some chicken or vegetable soup and pop these in too.  It makes a delicious and hearty dinner, especially on a cold night!

Please note that you can half the quantity and just buy a smaller packet of wonton wrappers since the recipe below produces a good amount for party finger food.  If you have any filling left over, just freeze it for another day.  Or, you can roll it up into little balls and place in some chicken or even vegetable stock for a lovely soup.

Filling Ingredients

 - 600g of chicken or pork mince (or half chicken half pork)
- 300g uncooked prawns (chopped into small pieces)
- 2 tbs light soy sauce
- 1.5 tbs oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp chicken powder
- pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 2 spring onions (chopped)
- Coriander (chopped)

Other Ingredients
- vegetable oil to deep fry the wontons in
- 500g wonton wrappers
- Sweet chilli sauce for dipping

TM Method - Filling
- If using chicken and pork pieces, mince the partially frozen meat (cubed) and prawns into TM bowl and turbo it a few times until desired consistency is achieved
- Add remaining filling ingredients and mix it on speed 4 on reserve for 5 seconds

Non TM Method - Filling
Note: please buy minced meat not pieces
- Mix all the filling ingredients together in a bowl very well.  This may take a few minutes until the right consistency is achieved.  The filling should be sticky once combined well.

Folding Method
- Place a teaspoon of the filling into the middle of the wonton wrapper
 - Fold the wrapper in half along the diagonal
 - Pinch once corner to the middle
 - Pinch the remaining corner to the middle
 Note: the wonton should just stick together once folded and pressed firmly together

Cooking method
- Pour enough oil for your wok or a saucepan to cover the wontons then place over medium heat
- Test if your oil is hot enough by using a wooden chopstick.  If your oil is hot enough, you will see bubbles start coming up onto the chopstick
- Deep fry the wontons until golden brown then drain onto the paper towel

Serve with sweet chilli sauce and enjoy!


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