won ton

Fried Won Ton

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This Chinese recipe is often served as a hors d’oeuvres but can be part of a meal.

You have the choice of using chicken or pork as your main filling. Both work so it is really down to your personal preference as to which meat you use.

Fried Won Ton Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb minced chicken or pork
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 package won ton wrappers
  • Small amount of water
  • Oil for frying

Fried Won Ton Instructions:

Mix meat, salt, sesame oil, corn starch and white pepper.

Lay out a won ton wrapper. Place about 1 teaspoon meat mixture in the center.

Brush a little water on the wrapper, around the meat to the edges. Bring all the sides of the wrapper up around the meat. Pinch together to seal. Alternatively, you can fold the wrapper diagonally to form triangles.

Continue wrapping until all meat is used.

In a deep frying pan, heat oil to 350 F.

Place won tons into hot oil. Fry till wrappers are golden.

Remove from oil, drain on plate or colander lined with paper towels.

Serve as is, with sweet chili sauce, or sriracha sauce if preferred.

You might want to consider:

If you prefer more texture and variety in the meat, you can add finely chopped water chestnuts, carrots and mushrooms. With Chinese New Year upon us at the time of posting, you have the perfect recipe here to help with those celebrations!

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