I just tried Chinese fried wontons at the buffet last week and they were delicious. So, of course I had to make them at home. The ones I had at the buffet were filled with juicy pork and had an intense ginger flavor. These are a nice change from crab rangoons. The wontons are filled with ingredients such as pork, carrots, celery, garlic and ginger. The wontons get a lot of their flavor from garlic, ginger and soy sauce. If you are a fan of Asian food, you know the combination is fantastic. There are many ways to fold wontons. I folded them into a bag shape but the easiest way is to fold them into a triangle. This recipe will make about 50 fried wontons and makes a great appetizer for any party or event. Serve with your favorite sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy.
1lb ground pork
3 garlic cloves (chopped)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger (grated)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 carrots (finely diced)
3 celery stalks (finely chopped)
6 green onions (finely chopped)
1 (12 ounce) package wonton wrappers
1-2 eggs (beaten, for sealing)
Oil (for deep frying)
Step 1: In a large bowl combine pork, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, carrots, celery, and green onions. Stir to mix.
Step 2: In a bowl beat eggs. Lay out a wonton wrapper and place a heaping teaspoon of the filling into the center of the wrapper. Brush egg on 2 edges on one side of the wrapper. Fold over to form a triangle and seal the edges tightly with your finger. Repeat until all the wrappers and/or filling are used.
Step 3: Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. Deep fry in bathes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
(Makes about 50 wontons)